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The Miniaturist (BBC-1 2017, Anya Taylor Joy, Romola Garai)

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In The Miniaturist it is 1686. Eighteen year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam.

Full of hopes and dreams, she has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of wealthy merchant, Johannes Brandt. But instead of Johannes she’s met by his cold sister Marin – and quickly realises that nothing is as it seems in the Brandt household.

When Johannes finally appears he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a dolls’ house 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 and seem to be predicting and unravelling the future with unsettling accuracy.

As Nella begins to uncover its secrets 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?

production details
Country: UK / BBC One / 2×90 minutes
Release Year: 2017

cast
Anya Taylor-Joy as Petronella Brandt
Romola Garai as Marin Brandt
Hayley Squires as Cornelia
Paapa Essiedu as Otto
Alex Hassell as Johannes Brandt
Ziggy Heath as Jack Philips
Sally Messham as Hannah

EPISODE GUIDE
Episode 1 | Airdate: 26 December 2017
Amsterdam, 1686. Nella Oortman marries a rich merchant, but life in her new home is unfulfilled. Even her cabinet house brings a mystery to the secretive world she has entered.

Episode 2 | Airdate: 27 December 2017
Nella faces danger and turmoil as Johannes is accused by the Amsterdam authorities. Meanwhile, her relationship with the Miniaturist becomes ever more mysterious and disturbing.

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