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The Last Vermeer (2019)

R | | Drama | 20 November 2020 (USA)
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An artist is suspected of selling a valuable painting to the Nazis, but there is more to the story than meets the eye.

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Dan Friedkin

Writers:

Jonathan Lopez (based on the book "The Man Who Made Vermeers" by), John Orloff (as 'James McGee') | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Han Van Meegeren
Claes Bang ... Captain Joseph Piller
Vicky Krieps ... Minna Holmberg
Roland Møller ... Esper Dekker
August Diehl ... Alex De Klerks
Karl Johnson ... Bernard Bakker
Andrew Havill ... Maarten Wooning
Paul Bentall Paul Bentall ... Chief Judge
Olivia Grant ... Cootje Henning
Adrian Scarborough ... Dirk Hannema
Marie Bach Hansen ... Leez
Tom Mulheron ... Finn
Cameron Jack ... De Klerk's Henchman
Susannah Doyle ... Johana
Richard Dillane ... Colonel Jenkins
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Storyline

Claes Bang (THE SQUARE) stars as Joseph Piller in this captivating dramatic thriller set just after WWII - an all but forgotten true story - about a soldier investigating renowned Dutch artist Han van Meegeren, played by Guy Pearce (LA CONFIDENTIAL), who is accused of conspiring with the Nazis. Despite mounting evidence, Piller becomes increasingly convinced of Han's innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save the life of the colorful man with a mysterious past. The film also features Vicky Krieps (PHANTOM THREAD).

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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Second time Guy Pearce plays a Dutchman. First time was in thriller/western Brimstone, which was directed by Dutchman Martin Koolhoven, who taught him the Dutch accent. See more »

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The scallops of the curtain in the window in the first attic scene vary from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Captain Joseph Piller: [shows a photo to Han] Who's who?
Han Van Meegeren: Ah, yes! This was New Years Eve, two years ago. In the centre is me, to the left is my soon-to-be ex-wife, to the right is Cootje, the rest are just friends of friends.
Captain Joseph Piller: Who's he?
Han Van Meegeren: I don't know. Look at his face, and that criminal haircut. I wouldn't let that creep shake my hand.
Captain Joseph Piller: Do you remember not shaking his hand?
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Good story, bad script, overall a waste of source material
16 February 2021 | by halomaniac88See all my reviews

I dont think this movie knows what it is trying to do. The premise and the story is very intriguing but they didn't have a good script. Is this movie a political thriller? An art drama? A biography? I would have to say it tries to be too many things at the same time. The pace of the movie is also very slow, too slow, it drags from time to time. If you are interested in history or art I would highly recommend it but for the casual viewer I am afraid this movie might be too dull.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Vermeer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$225,691, 22 November 2020

Gross USA:

$685,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$685,380
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1.85 : 1
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