Thursday Nov 19, 2020

The Last Vermeer Review: Guy Pearce Is Brilliant in World War II Art Mystery



Guy Pearce is brilliantly cunning and whimsical as a Dutch art dealer suspected of being a Nazi collaborator. A flamboyant narcissist who made a fortune during World War II, van Meegeren was quickly swept up in the Allied hunt for stolen works of art. A train car belonging to the Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring is found with a previously unknown painting by the Dutch Master, 'Christ and the Adulteress'.

Captain Joseph Piller (Claes Bang), a Dutch Jew who fought in the resistance, is assigned to find who sold the painting and bring that person to justice. Captain Piller and his loyal enforcer, Dekker (Roland Moller), shake down nervous elites until they are directed to the gallery of Han van Meegeren (Guy Pearce). Piller wrath at van Meegeren hedonistic lifestyle, pomposity, and…. is a property of
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