A haunting, sumptuous period thriller, The Miniaturist tells the story of a house where, beneath the lavish beauty and privilege, lie forbidden passions and dangerous secrets. Based on the popular novel by Jessie Burton, this three-part film stars Romola Garai, Alex Hassell, Hayley Squires, Paapa Essiedu, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Nella.
MASTERPIECE: The Miniaturist A haunting, sumptuous period thriller based on the popular novel by Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist tells the story of a house where, beneath the lavish beauty and privilege, lie forbidden passions and dangerous secrets.
In 1686, 18-year-old Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor-Joy) knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. Full of hopes and dreams, she has travelled from the quiet countryside to begin a new life as the wife of affluent merchant, Johannes Brandt (Alex Hassell). But, instead of Johannes, she’s met by his cold sister Marin (Romola Garai) and quickly realizes that nothing is as it seems in the Brandt household.
When Johannes finally appears, he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive Miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror what is happening within the house in unexpected ways - seemingly predicting and unravelling the future with unsettling accuracy.
As Nella begins to uncover the secrets of the doll’s house and those of the Brandt household she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the Miniaturist hold their fate in her hands - and will she be the key to their salvation, or the architect of their downfall?
Producer: Gethin Scourfield
Executive Producer: Kate Sinclair, Rebecca Eaton, Elizabeth Kilgarriff, George Faber, Jessie Burton, John Brownlow
Production Company: All3Media International Limited
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Actors: Romola Garai, Alex Hassell, Hayley Squires, Paapa Essiedu
Writers: John Brownlow
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 162 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen