The Best Offer (La Migliore Offerta) is an Italian art related mystery drama starring Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess and Sylvia Hoeks.
Rush plays a master auctioneer of fine art who one day stumbles upon an extremely introvert, reclusive wealthy heiress that collects art pieces. There’s this interesting play with the names of he main characters Virgil “Oldman” and Claire, which half describes the relationship of an older man (oldman) and Claire (meaning clear, new, bright) while the character is extremely covert and interacts with Virgil from behind walls and closed doors. Jim Sturgess is playing the role of Virgil’s best friend who is also repairing some of the art pieces Virgil recovers from the house of Claire.
Art lovers are going to be really happy and have the chance to spot some real works of art during the movie, including paintings from Rubens, Modigliani, Goya, Titian, Petrus Christus etc.
Another treat we’re getting from The Best Offer is a soundtrack by Enio Morricone who was working with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra to record the music for the film. It’s playing in theaters across America right now, I know there’ll be many of you who wouldn’t miss this opportunity to see a truly art movie.
Director of the movie is Giuseppe Tornatore who also directed the famous Cinema Paradiso and Malena.