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Preview: “Tulip Fever”

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Tulip Fever” is a forthcoming romantic drama directed by Justin Chadwick and based on a novel by Deborah Moggach (the original writer of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011)). The film is set in the 17th century Amsterdam, the Netherlands, at the peak of the so-called “tulipomania” when people were prepared to buy blossoming tulips for ridiculously high prices.  At the centre of the story is a young woman, Sophia (Alicia Vikander), who married an older man, Cornelis Sandvoort (Christoph Waltz), without being in love with him, and partly to gain stability and financial security. However, Sophia soon becomes infatuated with the young painter Jan van Loos (Dane DeHaan) after her husband commissions a family portrait from him. To gain financial independence, the duo of lovers then bet everything on the prosperous at that time market of tulips. Apart from anything else, “Tulip Fever” is now known for its long years of production, which dates back to 2004, when the original idea for the film emerged. Apparently, the film was due for a release in July 2016, but was pushed forward to this month of 2017.

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“Money Monster” Review

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Money Monster” is Jodie Foster’s latest feature film starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney and centering on TV presenter Lee Gates (George Clooney) who is taken hostage on the set of his financial TV show “Money Monster”. Alongside his TV crew, including producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts), Gates’s role becomes to decipher strange demands of a hostage-taker (Jack O’Connell), while keeping his crew alive. However, while the hostage-taking is taking place, the attention rapidly shifts from an individual bad action of upstaging and threatening a TV crew to a more global, fundamental and inherent flaw of a financial services institution.

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