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Drama. Based on the book 'The Man Who Made Vermeers' by Jonathan Lopez. An artist (Guy Pearce) is suspected of selling a Vermeer painting to Nazis.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun and hand-to-hand violence, most in an execution context - little blood and detail
  • Infrequent breast and female frontal nudity, most in an art context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Appearances versus reality
  • The search for truth
  • Art and authenticity

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and violence

Classification date

September 11, 2020