PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Romance
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
27 February 2005 | Claudio Carvalho
9 | Paintings at an Exhibition, in a Magnificent Contemplative Art Work
In Delfti, Holland, 1665, the poor seventeen years old Griet (Scarlett Johansson) is hired as a maid in the household ...
In the movie, Vermeer is working on the painting "The Concert", which was stolen in 1990 and is still missing. It is now valued at over 200 million dollars and one of the most famous stolen painting in the world.
Griet! Leave that.
When Griet poses for the first time in the film (about 30 minutes in) you see her with one hand on the window and with the other holding a water pitcher. This is taken from a painting Johannes Vermeer made in 1662-1663, called: Young Woman with a Water Pitcher, but the film takes place in 1665.
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