Girl With a Pearl Earring | 2003

Drama, Adaptation
A speculative account of the life of Griet, a 16-year-old girl who appears in Johannes Vermeer's painting of the same title. Set in 17th century Holland, Griet is employed by Vermeer as a housemaid to care for his six ...more
Director: Peter Webber
Awards: 3 Oscar nominations. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Johannes Vermeer

Actor

... Griet

Actor

... Van Ruijven

Actor

... Maria Thins

Actor

... Pieter

Actor

... Catharina

Actor

... Tanneke

Actor

... Cornelia

Actor

... Griet's Father

Actor

... Griet's Mother

Actor

... Frans

Actor

... Maetge

Actor

Company

Archer Street Productions

Production Company

Production Company

Feature House Films

Financier

Production Company

U.K. Film Council

Production Company

Synopsis

A speculative account of the life of Griet, a 16-year-old girl who appears in Johannes Vermeer's painting of the same title. Set in 17th century Holland, Griet is employed by Vermeer as a housemaid to care for his six children, his jealous pregnant wife and his uncommunicative mother-in-law. Tensions arise when Vermeer's wife suspects intimacy between her husband and the girl--and then climax, when the wife discovers that Griet borrowed her precious pearl earrings to sit for the now famous portrait.

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