Tulip Fever

Tulip Fever is a lush, handsomely-mounted period piece undone by uninspired dialogue and excessive plotting.

2017 ‧ Indie film/Drama ‧ 1h 47m

In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl Sophia (Alicia Vikander, The Light Between Oceans and Lara Croft in the new upcoming Thomb Raider) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz) – an unhappy “arrangement” that saves her from poverty.

After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter Jan Van Loos (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist.

Seeking to escape the merchant’s ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.