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Friday release set for The Last Vermeer after COVID pushes opening date back

Art and history lovers can rejoice. Friday release set for The Last Vermeer.

Plot Summary

Claes Bang stars as Joseph Piller in a captivating dramatic thriller set just after the end of WWII according to IMDB. The film is based on an all but forgotten true story called The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathan Lopez. The movie is about a soldier investigating renowned Dutch artist Han van Meegeren, who is played by Guy Pearce. Han van Meegeren is accused of conspiring with the Nazis over a painting.

Despite mounting evidence, Piller becomes increasingly convinced that Han is innocent and finds himself in the unlikely position of trying to save the life of a colorful man with a mysterious past.

Cast

Guy Pearce as Han Van Meegeren

Claes Bang as Captain Joseph Piller

Vicky Krieps as Minna Holmberg

Roland Moller as Esper Dekker

August Diehl as Alex De Klerks

Olivia Grant as  Cootje Henning

Adrian Scarborough as Dirk Hannema

Andrew Havill as Maarten Wooting

Karl Johnson as Bernard Bakker

Release Date

The film is set to release on November 20 by Tristar Pictures. It was originally scheduled to be released on May 22, but was pushed back due to the COVID pandemic.

Fun Facts

Filming took place at Fort Widley in Portsmouth, England as well as Dordrecht and Schiedam, The Netherlands

This is the first feature film to use ARRI’s new 4K digital camera, Alexa LF. Using Cooke 7i primes and Alura zooms, the film was shot in LF Open Gate for a 1.85:1 4K result.

Guy Pearce was in attendance at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival representing this film. Eye witness accounts claim he had on a hat and sunglasses only hours before the premiere screening so as not to be identified, and was both present and in more fitting attire when the first showing began.