Bangor Mail - - The Film Review -


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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