The demand for tulips spiralled out of control in 17th-century Amsterdam, with the rich paying exorbitant prices for flowers that retained only fleeting, superficial value. Against this brutal backdrop of greed and reckless commerce, a young trophy bride embarks on a torrid affair with a penniless artist in Tulip Fever, a lavish yet unfocused film by The Other Boleyn Girl director Justin Chadwick.
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