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Release Date: January 9th, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt, Cillian Murphy, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Alakina Mann

Director: Peter Webber

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Archer Street Productions

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Rivalry, Melodramatic, Forbidden love, Temptation, Passionate

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Awards

Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Costume Design