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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 seventeenth century Amsterdam.

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Justin Chadwick

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Deborah Moggach (screenplay by), Tom Stoppard (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Vikander ... Sophia Sandvoort
Dane DeHaan ... Jan van Loos
Jack O'Connell ... Willem Brok
Holliday Grainger ... Maria
Tom Hollander ... Dr Sorgh
Matthew Morrison ... Mattheus
Kevin McKidd ... Johan De Bye
Douglas Hodge ... Nicholas Steen
Joanna Scanlan ... Mrs Overvalt
Zach Galifianakis ... Gerrit
Judi Dench ... Abbess
Christoph Waltz ... Cornelis Sandvoort
David Harewood ... Mr Prater
Alexandra Gilbreath ... Lysbeth
Cara Delevingne ... Annetje
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Storyline

In seventeenth century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl Sophia is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant Cornelis Sandvoort - 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, 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.

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Desire. Obsession. Betrayal. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tulip Fever See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,158,017, 3 September 2017

Gross USA:

$2,455,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,204,549
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Harvey Weinstein offered Harry Styles the role of Mattheus, but the singer turned it down due to scheduling conflicts and Matthew Morrison was cast instead. See more »

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When Jan is telling the bailiffs "if I was liquid now I'd be a bigger fool than I look," his mouth stops moving well before the dubbed line finishes. 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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Strong source material, cast and detail overcome confused and shaky 1st reel.
20 August 2017 | by HillstreetBunzSee all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing this film in preview in the famous Tuschinski theatre in the heart of the canal district in Amsterdam. Having enjoyed the novel whilst living there in 2011, I have watched as it's release dates have been continually changed giving all the signs of a production in distress. Early rumours of poor test screenings can be damaging whether true or not! Like another reviewer I found the opening narration at odds with the images and consequently confusing. The first 40 minutes edited in a pedestrian style merely to tick off necessary plot points, and without any sensitivity to mood or place, so prevalent in the novel. Strangely, the movie seemed to be both full of beautiful 'pictures', historical detail, visual treats and mood, and yet at the same time, the continued use of one street set left it feeling small and enclosed and almost like stage set. Little sense of Amsterdam as a City State enjoying a glorious rise on the world stage. At that point (after 40 minutes) having laid out the plot points and established the characters, the film starts to build, thanks to the real tension in the original story, a good script and some fine performances. I got over a niggling feeling of disappointment at the 'smallness' of the set production, and instead decided to enjoy the abundant visual detail and the way the story started to rip along. Ultimately the great story rose above the shaky first reel and the production design above its limited scale. I was with two friends who hadn't read the book, and we all three came to really enjoy the film, despite the confused and hurried beginnings. It deserves to rise above its production history and be widely seen and enjoyed. It doesn't quite reach the heights of the source material, but it's far from a failure with much to enjoy.


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