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Release Date: September 1st, 2017

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman (Alicia Vikander) has an affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married. She and her lover try to raise money together by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market.

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Holliday Grainger, Jack O'Connell, Zach Galifianakis, Tom Hollander, Matthew Morrison

Director: Justin Chadwick

Genres: Romance, Historical drama

Production Co: Ruby Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co., Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Pursuit, Dark, Cool, Brooding, Escape, Forbidden love, Gripping, Murder

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  • It arrives not as a lusty tale in full bloom but as a tastefully arranged still life, in search of an animating spark. show more

  • Does Tulip Fever feel like a precious bulb poorly nurtured? Primarily it comes across as something laboriously over-handled, and any flower so treated is bound to lose its luster. After waiting so long, the strongest fragrance on display is one of sweat and mediocrity. show more

  • A ripe, bittersweet romantic tragedy lies at the heart of Tulip Fever, but director Justin Chadwick’s aggressive tastefulness smothers the life from this potentially lusty melodrama. show more

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