No energy (bad editing ?), everything is so slow. The relathionships between the caracters are completly left out, the complexity of how Griet is acting is not explained, the risks that she is taking which led to the end of the story (the end is different in the book, better in the book), the end of the story is suppose to be tragic but nothing happens here. Nothing of how society rules were followed at that century are really seen. No, it's not a sucessful adaptation. The book gets you into are and into painting, explaining you the techniques, the subptility of painting, how to chose the right colours, what is the appropriate light, the right angle etc, here ? nothing at all.