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The Last Vermeer (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Led by a skilled performance from Guy Pearce, The Last Vermeer derives diverting drama from its historically inspired wartime story.

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While Joseph Piller (Claes Bang), a Dutch Jew, was fighting in the Resistance during the Second World War, the witty, debonair aesthete, Han van Meegeren (Guy Pearce) was hosting hedonistic soirées and selling Dutch art treasures to Hermann Goring and other top Nazis. Following the war, Piller becomes an investigator assigned the task of identifying and redistributing stolen art, resulting in the flamboyant van Meegeren being accused of collaboration -- a crime punishable by death. But, despite mounting evidence, Piller, with the aid of his assistant (Vicky Krieps), becomes increasingly convinced of Han's innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save his life.

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Cast

Daan Aufenacker
as Officier Firing Squad
Mark Behan
as Bulldogs Friend
Witold Brzoska
as German Officer
Kim Chapman
as Party Girl
Richard Curtis
as Lieutenant US Marine Corps
Peter Dawson
as American Soldier
Dieuwke DeMooij
as Stand-In for leading actress Vicky Krieps
August Diehl
as Alex De Klerks
Richard Dillane
as Colonel Jenkins
Jason Farries
as Joseph Piller's assistant
Ria Fend
as Party Girl
Allard Geerlings
as Firing Squad
Olivia Grant
as Cootje Henning
Diane Halling
as Han's Housekeeper
Marie Bach Hansen
as Minna Holberg
Andrew Havill
as Maarten Wooning
Zander James
as Courtroom Police officer
Matt Jones
as Lieutenant Colonel
Rick Kuitems
as Dutch Officer
Katarina Martin
as Decadent Artist
Martyn Mayger
as Court Orderly
Jamie Newall
as Prison Guard
Simon Paisley Day
as Rienstra Van Stuyvesant
Oliver Ryan
as Jerome Heidjen
Bernardo Santos
as Art Gallery Gentleman
Adrian Scarborough
as Dirk Hannema
Vera Schröder
as Poor girl
Joakim Skarli
as Jochen Gorinchem (Lawyer)
Steve Such
as Cootje's Husband
Houssam Tahtah
as Marching Soldier
Jeroen VanSpanje
as Dutch Restistance
Nick Vorsselman
as Soldier on Truck
Stuart Whelan
as Court Audience Member
Mark Winstanley
as The Traitor
Tom Dab
as SS Soldier
Andrew G. Ogleby
as Art Viewer
Roland Møller
as Esper Dekker
Karl Johnson
as Bernard Bakker
Paul Bentall
as Chief Judge
Truus de Boer
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for The Last Vermeer

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (20)

It will fascinate art lovers as well as 20th century history buffs.

April 12, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Pearce gives one of the best performances of his career, investing Van Meegeren with a quicksilver charm and the kind of confidence that can be acquired only through a lifetime of subterfuge.

April 1, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Based on a true story, but they take tremendous liberties there...a film full of grandstanding moments that are entirely made up, but I enjoyed it as that, rather than it trying to be anything else...

March 10, 2021 | Full Review…

By far the most enjoyable aspect of the film is Pearce's overripe performances as van Meegeren, with an assist from Olivia Grant, acidly sensual as the painter's model/mistress.

November 25, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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An entertaining if uneven mixture of post-World War II fact and fiction.

November 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's an inherently fascinating and wild true story, [but] I just thought this was occasionally dull.

November 20, 2020 | Full Review…

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