PG, violence, coarse language.
Dir: Dan Friedkin, US, 2020, 117 min. Guy Pearce, Claes Bang, Daan Aufenacker, Vicky Krieps.
“The end of the Second World War marked the end of a long, arduous road for millions of soldiers on both sides of the conflict. But for some, the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich was just the beginning of their mission. When Captain Joseph Hiller was tasked with bringing to justice the man who stole a painting by Vermeer and sold it to the Nazis, he thought it would be relatively straightforward. What he never imagined was that he would be defending the innocence of an art forger named Han Van Meegeren (Guy Pearce), a man so brilliant and yet so devious that he was able to dupe not only the Nazis’ upper ranks, but the art world’s most seasoned experts as well. The resulting tale about this little-known chapter in history proves authentically engaging, a worthy addition to the pantheon of post-war movies.” – Ben MK, The Reel Roundup