TULIP FEVER (16)
ADAPTATION of Deborah Moggach’s novel of the same name. Orphan Sophia (Alicia Vikander, left) is raised by nuns in mid-17th century Amsterdam at a time when the most precious and widely traded commodity is tulip bulbs. She accepts a marriage proposal from merchant Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz), who will pay safe passage for Sophia’s relatives to live in New Amsterdam in exchange for a male heir. Sophia’s inability to fall pregnant necessitates a visit to Dr Sorgh (Tom Hollander). Cornelis commissions a local artist (Dane DeHaan) to paint a portrait of his blissful union and the painter falls under Sophie’s spell.
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