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Seventeen year old Griet becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer. He recognises her intuitive understanding of colour and light and slowly draws her into the mysterious world of his art. The result will be one of the greatest paintings ever created, but at what cost to Griet?

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Peter Webber

Written by: Olivia Hetreed

Produced by: Andy Paterson, Anand Tucker

Cinematography: Eduardo Serra

Editing: Kate Evans

Production Design: Ben van Os

Costume Design: Dien van Straalen

Make-Up & Hair: Jenny Shircore

Original Score: Alexandre Desplat

Cast: Scarlett Johansson (Griet), Colin Firth (Johannes Vermeer), Tom Wilkinson (Van Ruijven), Essie Davis (Catharina), Judy Parfitt (Maria Thins), Cillian Murphy (Pieter)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma 2004
  • European Composer 2004
  • Feature Film Selection 2004