A REAL VERMEER (Een Echte Vermeer)

(Netherlands 2016, 115 mins, 16SN, English Subtitles)

Directed: Rudolf van den Berg

Starring: Jeroen Spitzenberger, Lize Feryn.

He forged everything but love.

This Dutch submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, inspired by a true story, tells of Dutch painter Han van Meergeren, from his beginnings as a talented and rebellious young artist in Amsterdam in the 1920s, to his rise to infamy as one of the most ingenious and prolific art forgers of all time.

Caught in a web of lies and deceit, his life spins out of control. Then one day, high ranking Nazi Hermann Gȍring knocks on his door, looking for a Vermeer for his private collection …

Beautifully created … entertaining.” TELEGRAAF

“Spitzenberger convinces.” NRC