The true story of recovering valuable paintings stolen by the Nazis is powerfully dramatized in Sony Pictures Classics’ THE LAST VERMEER, premiering AT A DATE TBD.
While Joseph Piller (Claes Bang), a Dutch Jew, was fighting in the Resistance during the Second World War, the witty, debonair aesthete, Han van Meegeren (Guy Pearce) was hosting hedonistic soirées and selling Dutch art treasures to Hermann Goring and other top Nazis.
Following the war, Piller becomes an investigator assigned the task of identifying and redistributing stolen art, resulting in the flamboyant van Meegeren being accused of collaboration -- a crime punishable by death. 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).
PhotoS by Jack English. Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics.
Includes a pre-talk by Nicole Rizzuto of Chhange at a wine and cheese reception
Includes the pre-talk by Nicole Rizzuto of Chhange
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