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'Woman in Gold' brings Klimt legal battle to the big screen
'Woman in Gold' brings Klimt legal battle to the big screen

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren may get top billing for the new drama "Woman in Gold," but she's not the one the title refers to — that would be Adele Bloch-Bauer I, the subject of a 1907 Gustav Klimt masterpiece that sparked a two-continent legal battle nearly a century after it was painted. Directed by Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn"), "Woman" dramatizes the efforts of Bloch-Bauer's niece, Maria Altmann (Mirren), and Los Angeles lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds) to recover the Klimt painting and four others stolen by the Nazis during World War II. The film opens Wednesday in Los Angeles. Altmann's seemingly unwinnable...

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