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Aro Recommended Girl with a Pearl Earring


UK 2003, 100 minutes
Dir. Peter Webber
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Drama / Arts & Artists

Topics: Period - 1600s.


Aroview: A superior dramatic conceit that speculates on the background to Johannes Vermeer's enigmatic 17th century portrait of the title.

Johannson plays a maid, newly inducted into the stifling Vermeer household, who becomes privy to the painter's (Firth) innermost artistic ambitions and the subject of several works. Developed by its dir. (better known as a documentary filmmaker) with an eye for quiet domestic detail and the subtle dramas of Dutch family and society, this succeeds in evoking the mystery of creation and genius with a certain air of romance and lack of melodrama. Adapted from the novel by Tracy Chevalier.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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