Girl with a Pearl Earring Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Girl with a Pearl Earring the Movie

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Based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier about the fictional relationship between the famous Dutch painter Vermeer and the servant girl who posed for his most famous work. Griet (Johansson, bearing an uncanny similarity to the actual painting) is sent to work for Vermeer after her father can no longer support the family. Vermeer (Firth) is intrigued by her intuitive sensibilities to art and soon has her helping in the studio and then posing for him. Johansson gives an exceptionally flawless performance in an intelligent and visually stunning film.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from British, Luxembourg.

Cast and Crew

Art & Artists, Period Piece: 17th Century, Biopics: Artists, The Help: Female, Marriage, In-Laws
Olivia Hetreed
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt, Essie Davis, Cillian Murphy, Alakina Mann, Joanna Scanlan
Eduardo Serra
Peter Webber
Alexandre Desplat
Carlo Thoss, Kate Evans, Christina Schaffer, Dien van Straalen, Ben van Os
Andy Paterson, Anand Tucker, Pathe Pictures, U.K. Film Council, Lions Gate Films


L.A. Film Critics 2003: Cinematog.

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