Set in 17th century Holland, director Peter Webber tells the imagined story behind one of Vermeer's greatest and most enigmatic paintings. Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Ghost World) stars as Griet, a tilemaker's daughter who is forced to become a maid for the master painter (Colin Firth). Fascinated by his craft, she shows an aptitude for helping in the studio. Their growing intimacy spreads disruption and jealousy within his ordered household and beyond, fuelling a scandal that threatens to ruin them all. Tom Wilkinson co-stars. Based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier. Official Web Site

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Director: Peter Webber

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt, Cillian Murphy, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Alakina Mann, David Morrissey, Anna Popplewell, Anaïs Nepper, Nathan Nepper

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1hr 35mins

Release Year: 2003

Country Of Origin: UK/Luxembourg