3.5

The Last Vermeer

Drama


 

Weeks after the fall of the Third Reich, Dutch artist and forger Han van Meegeren is arrested and tried in Amsterdam for collaborating with the Nazis.

The storyline of "The Last Vermeer" is drawn from truth and enhanced for dramatic purposes. The less you know of the original story the better this movie is, it's apparent the filmmakers have taken liberties with the historical accuracy of the narrative. Most interesting is the insight into the art world and pondering how value is attached to brush strokes. The final reveal is a little slow in coming but a satisfying conclusion when it does. Icing on the fake.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 12th April 2021
Sony Pictures 118 mins