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Incognito (1998)




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European locations (UK, France, Netherlands) highlight this romantic thriller set in the art world. In New York, top forger Harry Donovan (Jason Patric) is hired by British art dealers to fake a $500,000 Rembrandt, despite pressure from his ill father (Rod Steiger) to use his talent on originals rather than fakes. Harry plans to re-create a Rembrandt lost 350 years earlier when it was shipped from Rotterdam to San Sebastian, Spain. Off to research in Paris, Harry meets art student Marieke (Irene Jacob), uses her to acquire necessary scrapings from a real Rembrandt, sleeps with her in a hotel on the Seine, and then heads for an Amsterdam attic where he fabricates the "masterpiece." When he delivers the painting, he finds his clients won't pay until they are sure they've tricked the London experts. On the scene is Marieke, revealed as no student at all but a respected Rembrandt authority. When she rejects the painting as phony, the situation turns tense, guns go off, and Harry retreats -- with Marieke his hostage. At midpoint, this film features a sequence that reveals the specific details involved in forgery, including canvas aging, precise paints, and other deceptions. For a related film, see Orson Welles' "film essay," F for Fake (1973) with a segment on famed forger Elmyr de Hory. Shown at the 1997 London Film Festival.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Jordan Katz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 3, 1998
Warner Home Video


Jason Patric
as Harry Donovan
Irčne Jacob
as Marieke
Rod Steiger
as Milton Donovan
Michael Cochrane
as Detective Inspector ...
Togo Igawa
as Thomas Agachi
Joseph Blatchley
as Professor Scheerding
Paul Brennen
as Detective Sargeant S...
Peter Gale
as Andrew Westerbrook
David Marrick
as Richard Bright
Ricardo Montez
as Juan Del Campo
Bryan Matheson
as Concierge
Lex van Delden
as Dutch Expert
Hugo Bower
as Dutch Expert
Walter Van Dyke
as Dutch Expert
John Tordoff
as Pub Owner
Jean-Luc Caron
as Cafe Intellectual
Maja Ottesen
as Artist's Model
Danielle Allan
as Museum Attendant
Anna Korwin
as Museum Official
David Sibley
as Pawn Shop Owner
John Paul Morgan
as Train Porter
Stephen Webber
as Iain III's Solicitor
Keith Anderson
as Court Translator
Heike Willmann
as Saleswoman in Galler...
Miriam Karlin
as Saleswoman in Paint ...
Jon Cartwright
as Auctioneer
Andrew Forbes
as Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Incognito

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

October 3, 2002
AV Club
Top Critic

Pretty good thriller actually.

September 26, 2003

October 6, 2005
Fantastica Daily

July 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Incognito

(1997 Director: John Badham) Excellent story of the choices we make in life. Had forgotten to review this "guilty pleasure." Love the chemistry between the lead character and his captive. Highly recomend this one. Not as predictable as it looks. Subject: Forgery of "the Greats' paintings.

Teresa S

Super Reviewer

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