American art appraiser, Patrick Donovan, is sent to Venice to
authenticate three classical paintings belonging to the famous Galleria
dell' Accademia. Arriving during heavy rains, he finds the Galleria besieged by floods and closed to the public. With the floodwaters rapidly rising, he examines two Bellinis and confirms that they are indeed authentic but before he can get to Giorgione's The Tempest, it is stolen in a violent attack which leaves Donovan and Chiara, the beautiful daughter of the director of the Galleria, injured. Police and media interest is high and Donovan unwittingly finds himself at the centre of the investigation into the disappearance of the priceless masterpiece.
What follows is a highly stylised and complex web of mystery, intrigue and betrayal which unfolds against the ghostly backdrop of the Venetian
waterways. Donovan determines to uncover the truth behind the disappearing painting but soon finds himself at the mercy of a corrupt art collector, a petty thief and, ultimately, a deadly seductress.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- Paul Tickell
- Carlo Dusi, Tim Disney
- Bill Haney
- Director of Photography
- Reinier Van Brummelen
- Principal Cast
- Will Yun Lee, Natalia Verbeke, Tcheky Karyo, Valentina Cervi, Ornella Muti
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