Watch: Woman in Gold 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – Maria Altmann (Dame Helen Mirren) sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis..
Plot: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.
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‘Woman in Gold’ makes for a dazzling movie experience (even if at times it may leave you questioning it’s authenticity). Having not been an admirer of Mirren’s early screen work – she seems to have become better with age (well, for me anyway), I was taken with her portrayal of Maria Altman from start to finish (as also in ‘The Queen’). Ryan Reynolds gives good support as the young Lawyer taking on a case above his station. Reynolds, whose style is somewhat reminiscent of a young Kevin Costner, plays the Randol Schoenberg part with conviction.
London born director Simon Curtis gives the proceedings an easy to watch style and with the help of documentary editor Peter Lambert, they keep the viewer engaged throughout. Curtis also gets to direct his American wife (in a guest style role) Elizabeth McGovern, who has since made England her home. First time feature screenplay writer Alexi Kaye Campbell has fashioned an interesting interpretation of the writings of Altman and Schoeenberg’s own life experiences, looking back at yet another of humanity’s all time low past atrocities – although as mentioned, for some, certain sections of the screenplay may not always ring true (?)
Cinematographer Ross Emery (Matrix) gets a chance to prove he’s also good without the help of tons of big budget CGI. It’s hard to tell who did what with the music score, credited to both Martin Phipps and Hans Zimmer but, it’s pleasing in an unobtrusive manor. Design Guru’s, Andrew Ackland-Snow and brothers Dominic and Giles Masters (Harry Potter) with the help of others, ensure it looks good – perhaps while also getting a chance to strut their stuff without being drenched in CGI.
As a minor point, some location settings in Austria seemed a little too devoid of people to give an accurate representation, still, it’s an amazing human story, both informative and entertaining. It should please most sophisticated audiences, while letting us reflect on an episode from our dark past.
This film was compelling and had emotional weight.
The Woman in Gold is based on the true story about a woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), and her lawyer, Randol Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), as they attempt to reclaim ownership of an extremely valuable painting (along with a few more) form the Austrian government nearly fifty years after it was stolen by the Nazis. This film has three distinct parts that intertwine through the duration of the show. First, there is a family dynamic that focuses on the emotional stress of the current situation on everyone’s personal lives. There is a strong connection between Randol and Maria that grows over time and is given time to grow in these segments. Second, there are flashbacks that dive deeper into Maria’s past and emphasize the importance of the artwork as well as explore parallels between the past and the present. Finally there is the trial itself, which is where the action of the conflict lies. This is the least important, yet still necessary part of the story. The percentage of time given to these segments would be around 40/40/20, respectively. While you might be surprised how much of the story takes place in the past, it really does drive the plot. There are many white-knuckle scenes and heart wrenching moments that really add to the film. The past is just as important as the present in this movie, and that is exactly what the film is trying to say. Helen Mirren, as always, was amazing in this film. She was subtle and drove many of the scenes that required raw emotion. Ryan Reynolds was also very good and his role in this film might have been his best performance (from what I have seen). Actually, all of the actors did a fantastic job here. Everyone was on there A-Game and gave it everything they had. There was great chemistry between Mirren and Reynolds which made their characters’ connection even more compelling. Reynolds was able to subtly change his character as the case slowly changed his motivations. While, yes, there are a few clichéd scenes that were put in there for emotional levity and drama, but they don’t really take much away, if anything. This was an excellent film and I highly recommend it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Simon Curtis
Writer Alexi Kaye Campbell, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann
Actors Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl
Country United Kingdom
Awards 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Hawk V-Lite, V-Plus, V-Series and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Creative Services, London, UK (digital dailies) (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema