Let me set the scene…
Through a series of flashbacks to World War II, we find Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren (who earned her Oscar for 2006’s “The Queen”) portraying a grown up Jewish refugee named Maria Altmann from Vienna, Austria. Based upon a true story, “Woman in Gold” follows the Altmann family’s pursuit of five paintings that were taken from their home by Nazi Germans. And I thought Saving Private Ryan was going to be difficult. Sorry. Continuing…
One particular “Woman in Gold” peaked considerable interest. Not this one, however:
Well, it did. But that was a long time ago. In James Bond’s “Goldfinger” to be precise. But, I digress. This one is what everyone’s talking about now:
Gustav Klimt’s “Adele Bloch-Bauer I” painting (1907).
In all, the Altmann family’s five paintings net worth was $325 million in 2006 dollars. And after this Mirren-Ryan Reynolds film, look for the prices on these historic treasures to only head northward.
Check out the trailer….
Defeating Hilter (again!) via film-making, has always been a successful formula (see: “The Imitation Game”) in Hollywood–and that’s good with me.
“Woman in Gold” hits theaters in April.
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