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Brush with Fate (2003)





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Susan Vreeland's novel The Girl in Hyacinthn Blue was the source for this made-for-TV drama. Utilizing a complex flashback-within-flashback structure, the film chronicles the 300-year history of a lost painting said to have been created by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The story is framed by the present day narrative of an eccentric history teacher (Glenn Close) who has the inside track on the number of lives profoundly altered, for both good and ill, by the elusive painting. The teacher's tale interconnects individual stories of tragedy, romance, success, failure and even the Holocaust. Even the narrator herself has a personal and emotional stake in the supposed Vermeer. Advertised as the most expensive and ambitious project ever undertaken during the 52-year history of television's Hallmark Hall of Fame anthology series, Brush With Fate debuted February 2, 2003, on CBS.


Glenn Close
as Cornelia Englebrecht
Phyllida Law
as Maria Thins
Patrick Bergin
as Headmaster
Kieran Bew
as Adrian
Jan Decleir
as Old Laurens
Patrick Bergen
as Headmaster
Peter Paul Muller
as Karl Englebrecht
Roeland Radier
as Johannes Vermeer
Laurien Van Den Broeck
as Magdalena Vermeer
Carly Wijs
as Faculty Woman
Horace Cohen
as Faculty Man
Loes Wouterson
as Saskia's Mom
Edward Kelsey
as Amsterdam Shopkeeper
Lou Landré
as Groningen Shopkeeper
Krijnter Braak
as De Koonig
Huib Broos
as Herbert
Lukas Dijkens
as Koopsman
Roelant Radier
as Johannes Vermeer
Roos Ouwehand
as Catherine Vermeer
Wytzede Hann
as Francis Vermeer
Alon Voet
as Henry Vermeer
Hermann Weiskopf
as Young Karl Englebrec
Ad Knippels
as Delft Baker
Lisa Kreuzer
as Old Magdalena
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