Girl With a Pearl Earring


1h 39m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A speculative account of the life of Griet, a 16-year-old girl who appears in Johannes Vermeer's painting of the same title. Set in 17th century Holland, Griet is employed by Vermeer as a housemaid to care for his six children, his jealous pregnant wife and his uncommunicative mother-in-law. Tension

Film Details

Also Known As
Flicka med pärlörhänge, jeune fille à la perle, jóven de la perla, La
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Agn Shipleys; Archer Street Productions; Blowup; Capital Fx; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Delux Productions; Fig Productions; Film Finances, Inc.; Film Fund Luxembourg; Goldcrest Post Production; Hackenbacker Sound; Louma Uk; Mcdonald & Rutter; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; U.K. Film Council; Vincent Valentin; World Backgrounds
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; A-Film Distribution; Alternative Films; Artisan Home Entertainment; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Filmcompagniet; Fs Film Oy; Golden Village; Gussi Films; Imagem Filmes; Lionsgate; Mikado Film; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Panasia; PathT International; SF Studios; Ster-Kinekor; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Vertigo Films (Spain); Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Netherlands; Luxembourg

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

A speculative account of the life of Griet, a 16-year-old girl who appears in Johannes Vermeer's painting of the same title. Set in 17th century Holland, Griet is employed by Vermeer as a housemaid to care for his six children, his jealous pregnant wife and his uncommunicative mother-in-law. Tensions arise when Vermeer's wife suspects intimacy between her husband and the girl--and then climax, when the wife discovers that Griet borrowed her precious pearl earrings to sit for the now famous portrait.

Crew

Alex Aach

Clapper Loader

Evelyne Abassi-sittig

Hair Assistant

Evelyne Abassi-sittig

Makeup Assistant

Jean-marc Acampo

Scenic Painter

Renaud Acampo

Painter

Carlos Alberto Texeria

Location Assistant

Carlos Alberto Texeria

Safety Driver

Fabrice Annicchiarico

Special Effects Trainee

Benny Ashoff

Additional Focus Puller

Claude Atanassian

Gaffer

Mustafa Avdic

Stagehand

Fransje Bannenberg

Additional Location Manager (Delft)

Boris Bartholomaus

Construction Manager (Esch/Alzette)

Christian Belardi

Stagehand

Michele Belardi

Painter

Uwe Belke

Carpenter

Bob Bellion

Production Finance Manager (For Delux Productions)

Herve Bellissent

Stagehand

John Benn

Film Editorial (Cinesite London)

Michael Bernardy

Carpenter

Thomas Bernardy

Carpenter

Klaus Bienen

Props Maker

Peter Block

Executive Producer

Stephanie Blondel

Scenic Painter

Frank Bloom

Lawyer

Fraser Bloom

Lawyer

Jarek Boerland

Extras Casting (Delft)

Dirk Bombey

Boom Operator

Alain Boucherie

Assistant Stand-By Props

Bruno Bourlieu

Special Effects Technician

Xavier Bouvy

Stand-In (For Colin Firth)

Alison Brister

Legal (For Ingenious Films)

Reinhold Broil

Construction Foreman

Alex Brown

Additional Third Assistant Director

Peter Brown

Production Secretary

Sarita Brown

Additional Third Assistant Director

Jaap Buitendijk

Still Photographer

Anita Burger

Makeup Assistant

Anita Burger

Hair Assistant

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Claudio Campana

Draguhtsman

Anna Campeau

Associate Producer

Mario Capezzali

Plasterer

Mario Capezzali

Carpenter

Angela Castro

Fine Artist

Jean-charles Cavasso

Transportation Captain

Denis Chaboissier

Scenic Painter

David Chettleborough

Carpenter

Tracy Chevalier

Source Material (From Novel)

Mohammed Chtati

Location Assistant

Temple Clark

Storyboard Artist

Dave Clarke

Assistant Engineer

Jason Constantine

Co-Producer

Natasha Coombs

Script Supervisor

Shane Costar

Digital Effects Artist (Cinesite London)

Alain Couty

Special Effects Coordinator

Helder Alves Da Silva

Electrician

Sebastien Danos

Props Buyer (Paris)

Charles Darby

Digital Matte Artist (Cinesite London)

Leo Davis

Casting Director

Jimmy De Brabant

Co-Producer

Guy De Waele

Additional Driver

Guillaume Deesteban

Location Assistant

Gilbert Degrand

Best Boy

Hugues Demaere

Studio Manager

Manu Demoulling

Stand-By Props

Beatrice Denoel

Wardrobe Trainee

Pierre Dermience

Electrician

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Kim Deschacht

Extras Casting (Damme)

Alexandre Desplat

Composer

Alexandre Desplat

Original Music

Alexandre Desplat

Music Conductor

Lionel Deutsch

Assistant Carpenter

Hubert Devinck

Special Effects Technician

Francois Dickes

Props Buyer

Magali Dickes

Stand-In (For Scarlett Johansson)

Marilyne Dodeigne

Painter

Valerie Dodeigne

Painter

Fabien Domange

Carpenter

Nick Drake

Executive Producer

Kevin Dresse

Electrician

Pierre Du Plessis

Legal & Business Affairs Executive (For Pathe Pictures)

Antoine Ducep

Electrician

Didier Dujardin

Additional Production Assistant

Didier Dujardin

Additional Driver

Mick Durlacher

Electrician

Paul Edwards

Visual Effects Producer (Cinesite London)

James Eggleton

Digital I/O Support (Cinesite London)

Ralf Eisenmann

Additional Second Assistant Director

Aurtlie Elich

Crowd Hair Supervisor

Aurtlie Elich

Crowd Makeup Supervisor

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Philip Erdoes

Executive Producer

Patrick Essex

Carpenter

Kate Evans

Editor

Elizabeth Every

Chaperone; Tutor

Simon Fawcett

Financial Director (For Pathe Pictures)

James Feltham

Rerecording Mixer

Sebastien Fernandes Tasch

Additional Third Assistant Director

Thomas Ferrandis

Carpenter

Bernard Ferrandos

Charge Hand

Johnny Feurer

Second Camera Focus Puller

Monique Flippo

Costume Maker

Ricardo Galvao

Art Department Assistant

Linda Gamble

Publicity (Mcdonald Rutter)

Matthew T Gannon

Co-Producer

Frank Gardiner

Assistant Costume Designer

Francois Gaubert

Special Effects Technician

Ambroise Gayet

Production Assistant

Jane Gibson

Etiquette Consultant

Stephane Girten

Casting Assistant (Luxembourg)

Koos Glasbeek

Costume Maker

Arnout Glass

Electrician

Annett Golinski

Draper

Nuno Goncalves

Swing Gang

Jose Carlos Goncalves Oliviera

Location Assistant

Jose Carlos Goncalves Oliviera

Safety Driver

John Paul Gormley

Carpenter

Arthur Holland Graley

Foley Editor

Rebby Gregg

Associate Producer

Odile Gregoire

Costume Maker

Patrick Guerbette

Carpenter

Sean Cameron Guest

First Assistant Director

Pip Hackett

Miliner

Marcella Hamelinck

Costume Maker

Youcef Hani

Safety Driver

Youcef Hani

Location Assistant

Cheady Hanson

Wardrobe Assistant

Nigel Heath

Rerecording Mixer

Nigel Heath

Supervising Sound Editor

Cecile Heiderman

Set Decorator

Olivia Hetreed

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Annabel Hill

Makeup Assistant

Annabel Hill

Hair Assistant

Ludovic Hipper

Location Assistant

Ludovic Hipper

Safety Driver

Fahir Hodzic

Swing Gang

Hermien Hollander

Costume Maker

Katja Hollman

Scanning & Recording (Cinesite London)

Lissy Holm

Casting Associate

Patrice Houche

Painter

Kelly Howard-garde

London Contact

Charles Howes

Tutor

Thierry Hoyoux

Scenic Painter

Svet Hrouchoff

Grip Assistant

Svet Hrouchoff

Grip Truck Driver

Nigel Hughes

Scenic Artist

Simon Hughes

Digital Effects Artist (Cinesite London)

Benedicte Humbel

Production Manager

Peter Hunt

Color Timer

Trevor Hunt

Production Assistant

Trevor Hunt

Driver

Myke Ismael

Casting Assistant (Luxembourg)

Francois Ivernel

Executive Producer

Andrew Jack

Dialect Coach

Marie Therese Jacobse

Costume Maker

Max Jacoby

Camera Trainee

Max Jacoby

Camera Trainee

Max Jacoby

Camera Trainee

Wendy Jaffe

Business Affairs (For Lions Gate)

John Jaggon

Head Of Production (For Ingenious Films)

Paula Jalfon

Accounting (For Ingenious Films)

Lorraine Johnson

Scanning & Recording

Julien Joseph

Financial Officer (For Delux Productions)

Daria Jovicic

Executive Producer

Eric Karolczak

Driver (For Scarlett Johansson)

Fanny Kieft

Wardrobe Assistant

Carla Kienhuis

Costume Maker

Christophe Kirschbaum

Carpenter

Saesa Kiyokawa

Painter

Edgar Klima

Construction Manager (Studios)

Soren Koerber

Carpenter

Joe Kotroczo

Location Assistant

Hans Kretschmer

Studio Security

Patricia Kretschmer

Assistant (To Mr De Brabant)

Dr. Adrien Kuntz

Physician

Michael Labuta

Swing Gang

Magdalena Labuz

Seamstress

Fernand Lamaire

Medical Stand-By

Claude Lambert

Scenic Painter

Steve Lambert

Carpenter

Maurice Landsberger

Production Accountant

Bertrand Larrieu

Location Assistant

Marianne Leemans

Costume Maker

Frank Lehnen

Swing Gang Foreman

Vesna Libric

Wardrobe Assistant

John Lockwood

Visual Effects Supervisor (Cinesite London)

Willy Loedts

Animal Wrangler

Robert Longobardi

Salaries & Petty Cash (For Delux Productions)

Maximino Lousada

Swing Gang

Stefan Magnusson

Third Assistant Director

Steve Mannes

Location Assistant

Magdalena Marczinska

Wardrobe Assistant

Jean-pierre Maricourt

Special Effects Foreman

Roger Maricourt

Special Effects Technician

Christophe Marson

Location Assistant

Luis Martinez

Swing Gang

Mauro Martinuzzi

Safety Driver

Mauro Martinuzzi

Location Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Flicka med pärlörhänge, jeune fille à la perle, jóven de la perla, La
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Agn Shipleys; Archer Street Productions; Blowup; Capital Fx; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Delux Productions; Fig Productions; Film Finances, Inc.; Film Fund Luxembourg; Goldcrest Post Production; Hackenbacker Sound; Louma Uk; Mcdonald & Rutter; PathT International; PathT International; Pathe Image; Professional Negative Cutting Limited; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; U.K. Film Council; Vincent Valentin; World Backgrounds
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; A-Film Distribution; Alternative Films; Artisan Home Entertainment; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Filmcompagniet; Fs Film Oy; Golden Village; Gussi Films; Imagem Filmes; Lionsgate; Mikado Film; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Panasia; PathT International; SF Studios; Ster-Kinekor; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Vertigo Films (Spain); Village Roadshow Limited
Location
Netherlands; Luxembourg

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Award Nominations

Set Decoration

2003

Best Cinematography

2003

Best Costume Design

2003

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Cinematography from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video May 4, 2004

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States September 2003

Shown at London Film Festival October 22-November 6, 2003.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 18-27, 2003.

Ralph Fiennes was previously attached to star.

Kate Hudson was previously attached to star.

Mike Newell was previously attached to direct.

Feature screenwriting debut for Olivia Hetreed.

Fujifilm

Kodak

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video May 4, 2004

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at London Film Festival October 22-November 6, 2003.)

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29-September 1, 2003.)

Released in United States September 2003 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 18-27, 2003.)