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The Girl With The Dragon Earring

Posted on the 24 April 2014 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

From imdb.com and imdb.com:
This English-language adaptation of the Swedish work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story of a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With a Dragon Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth).
Blomkvist follows the disappearance of the girl in the painting, it is speculated that she was a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. This masterful film attempts to recreate the mysterious girl's life.
He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Griet (Scarlett Johansson), who is a maid in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer.
As they work together in the investigation, she must somehow secretly pose for the crucial painting without the knowledge of Vermeer's wife (Alakina Mann).
They uncover immense corruption and cruel gossip in the world of 17th century servants beyond anything they have ever imagined.


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