A haughty esthete, cynical and epicurean temperament, secretly hurt at being a failed painter and macerating his revenge, Han van Meegeren (1889-1947) is today a legend. This American biopic released in 2019, titled
The Last Veermer
, based on Jonathan Lopez's bestseller, is the directorial debut of producer Dan Friedkin (Ridley Scott, Eastwood, Scorsese). The feature film recalls how this Dutchman, forger of genius, was able in his time to dupe the best experts as well as the most powerful collectors.
Starting with Hermann Göring.
The Reichsmarschall appears here only as a watermark.
Yet he is the main turkey in this monumental and dark deception.
Himself a great art lover, compulsive predator and especially passionate about Vermeer, he agreed during the war to exchange
Christ and the Parable of the Adulterous Woman,
a bogus painting, for two hundred old paintings - those perfectly authentic. - who had been
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