Griet is a shy girl living in the Dutch Republic in 1665. Her father, a Delftware painter, has recently gone blind, rendering him unable to work and leaving his family in a precarious financial situation. Griet is sent to work as a maid in the household of famed painter Johannes Vermeer and his wife, Catharina. On the way there, she stops momentarily at a crossroads.Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003 full Movie Download.
Griet works diligently and almost wordlessly in the lowest position in a harsh hierarchy. She does her best to adjust, in spite of the unkind treatment from Vermeer’s spoiled adolescent daughter, Cornelia. While Griet is on a routine shopping run, a butcher’s son, Pieter, is drawn to her. She is slow to return his affections as their relationship develops. As Griet cleans Vermeer’s studio, which Catharina never enters, the painter begins to converse with her and encourages her appreciation of painting, light, and color. He gives her lessons in mixing paints and other tasks while keeping these secret from Catharina, to avoid angering her. In contrast, Vermeer’s pragmatic mother-in-law, Maria Thins, sees Griet as useful to Vermeer’s career.
Vermeer’s rich patron, Van Ruijven, visits the household and notices Griet. He asks if Vermeer will give up Griet so she can work in the patron’s house, where Van Ruijven “ruined” the former girl-maid. Vermeer refuses, but agrees to paint a portrait of Griet for Van Ruijven. As he secretly works on the painting, Catharina notices something is amiss. Her growing disdain for the maid becomes apparent, spurred on by Van Ruijven’s deliberate suggestions of an improper relationship between Vermeer and Griet. A conflicted Griet deals with her growing fascination with Vermeer and his talent while fending off Van Ruijven, who attempts to rape her in the courtyard. Later, when Catharina is out for the day, her mother hands Griet her daughter’s pearl earrings and asks Vermeer to finish the painting.