Woman in Gold
Altmann fought the government of Austria for almost ten years to get back Gustav Klimt's iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Altmann took her legal battle to the Supreme Court of the United States. It ruled in her favor in Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004).
The movie was screened in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
Cast[change | change source]
- Helen Mirren as Maria Altmann
- Tatiana Maslany as young Maria Altmann
- Ryan Reynolds as Randol (Randy) Schoenberg
- Daniel Brühl as Hubertus Czernin
- Katie Holmes as Pam Schoenberg
- Max Irons as Fredrick "Fritz" Altmann
- Charles Dance as Sherman
- Elizabeth McGovern Florence-Marie Cooper
- Jonathan Pryce as William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)
- Moritz Bleibtreu as Gustav Klimt
- Antje Traue as Adele Bloch-Bauer
- Frances Fisher, Mrs. Schoenberg, Randol's mother
- Tom Schilling as Heinrich
- Anthony Howell as Junior Official
- Allan Corduner as Gustav
- Henry Goodman as Ferdinand
- Olivia Silhavy as Elisabeth Gehrer
- Justus von Dohnányi as Toman, representative of the Belvedere Gallery
- Richard Reid as the Court Reporter
- Ludger Pistor as Wran
- Joseph Mydell as Judge Clarence
- Stephen Greif as Bergen
Production[change | change source]
On May 15, 2014, Tatiana Maslany was cast in a principal role as the younger version of Helen Mirren's character, appearing in the WWII flashbacks. On May 29, Katie Holmes also joined the cast. Elizabeth McGovern, Charles Dance and Max Irons also joined. On July 9, 2014, Frances Fisher joined to play the mother of Ryan Reynolds' character.
Reception[change | change source]
This movie was released in April 2015. It got mixed reviews. It grossed over $35 million in the box office. Rotten Tomatoes rates the movie 52%. Metacritic gives the movie a 51% rating That means "mixed or average" reviews. The Roger Ebert website, RogerEbert.com, gave the movie two and a half stars. Rex Reed of New York Observer called Woman in Gold "an extraordinary love story turned into an exemplary motion picture about one German Jew".
References[change | change source]
- Michael Rosser (15 January 2015). "The Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren, and Anton Corbijn's Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, to world premiere at Berlinale". Screen Daily. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- "Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany Joins Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold". Digital Spy. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- "Katie Holmes Joins Woman in Gold". Deadline. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- "Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern Join 'Woman in Gold'". Variety. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- "Frances Fisher Joins Helen Mirren Ryan Reynolds". Deadline. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- "Woman in Gold". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- "Woman in Gold". Metacritic. Retrieved Jun 4, 2015.
- "Woman in Gold". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved Jun 5, 2015.
- "Woman in Gold". New York Observer. Retrieved Jun 6, 2015.