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Tulip Fever (2017)

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An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

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Willem Brok
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Dr Sorgh
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Mattheus
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Johan De Bye
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Nicholas Steen
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Mrs Overvalt
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Annetje
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In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl Sophia (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) - an unhappy "arrangement" that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom. Written by lament

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »
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1 September 2017 (USA)  »

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A Febre das Tulipas  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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€7,551 (Lithuania) (10 September 2017)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Judi Dench, Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz. See more »

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Maria: [narration] Before you were born, Amsterdam was captivated by a flower: the tulip. They came from far away in the East and were so rare and beautiful that people lost their senses in wanting to own them. Rich and poor were spending and borrowing money to join the trade in bulbs, which were going up in price all the time. None more so than the rare striped tulips that were called breakers. A new breaker came from nowhere like an act of God, and it changed people's lives. A white ...
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Boring and disappointing
26 August 2017 | by (israel) – See all my reviews

On one hand - too many story lines ,which are also hard to follow, as the characters look and dress so alike! As often happens when you get to many story lines, the one that should have been the principal line - In this case' in my opinion,the one of the tulip bubble - is given too little emphasis. The miniscule roll given to judy dench will not allow her to show even a bit of her acting capabilities. shame.


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