Friday, September 13, 2019

1ST PHOTOS FROM PERIOD SET MOVIES 'AN OFFICER AND A SPY' WITH JEAN DUJARDIN, VINCENT PEREZ, WW2 SET 'LYREBIRD' WITH GUY PEARCE, CLAES BANG

1ST 'LYREBIRD' PHOTO
ARRIVES FROM WW2 HOLLAND
Photos from two war dramas for you today: the first one is LYREBIRD in which Claes Bang plays Joseph Piller, a soldier and member of the Dutch resistance who is tasked with investigating stolen art in the wake of World War II. His focus is on the flamboyant painter Han van Meegeren (Guy
Lyrebird has premiered this week, yesterday, at Toronto Film Festival
Pearce), who allegedly sold a Vermeer to Hermann Goring. Selling stolen art to the Nazis is a crime punishable by death. After fighting in the Dutch Resistance, Joseph would seem to have little reason to sympathize with an artist known for hosting hedonistic soirees and cozying up to Nazi leaders. But helped by his bright assistant (Vicky Krieps), he peels away layers of damning evidence to be sure van Meegeren gets a fair trial, convinced there is more to the artist than his flamboyant facade.

'AN OFFICER AND A SPY' 
WITH FRENCH ACTING ROYALTY
There are also first photos for 19th century French language drama AN OFFICER AND A SPY (J'accuse) which boasts a cast led by Oscar winner Jean Dujardin alongside Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner,
The film is directed by famous Roman Polanski
Mathieu Almaric and Vincent Perez. The movie which has just won the grand jury prize at Venice Film Festival, is this year's movie with the biggest budget in France. Based on a Robert Harris novel, it tells the true story of
Jean Dujardin plays the lead role
counter espionage officer Georges Picquart (Dujardin), who defied orders and embarked on a compromising mission to clear the name of Captain Alfred Dreyfus (Garrel), a promising French Jewish officer who was unfairly accused
The movie is based on a Robert Harris historical novel
of spying for Germany and imprisoned on Devil’s Island in the late 1890s. Drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of deceit and corruption, Picquart eventually succeeded in getting Dreyfus exonerated of any wrongdoing years later.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture of the Dutch stolen art hunter,Lyrebird, and his assistant!
    Stolen art has been covered over the years from every possible angle (here's the Dutch Nazi angle, based on a sceenplay writtem by three writers).
    Sounds interesting.

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    1. I remember the Nazis had special units which dealt with securing all the expensive art for themselves by stuffing it in secret cellars and vaults.

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  2. I also recall reading about the Nazis stealing all of the expensive artwork. It was a huge touching point in a book I recently read "The Paris Architect".

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    1. Yep, it is often mentioned in books, we all remember how they stole famous Russian amber room.

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  3. These both look good although the description of Lyrebird has me more intrigued than the second. I’ve read a few books regarding the stolen art. I also saw a movie about it a couple years back, but I can’t remember the name of it.

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