Release Date: January 9th, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004
PG-13|1 hr 39 min
When her father goes blind, Griet (Scarlett Johansson) must go to work as a maid for painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth). While cleaning the house, Griet strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vermeer, which both agree to keep secret for fear of provoking the painter's jealous wife, Catharina (Essie Davis). When wealthy patron Van Ruijven (Tom Wilkinson) begins to lust after Griet, and commissions a painting of her, Vermeer and Griet are obliged to spend long hours alone together.
Director: Peter Webber
Production Co: Archer Street Productions
Distributors: Lionsgate Films