2/5 Globes Plot: Set in the late 1890s and based upon real events, "Victoria & Abdul" opens with Abdul Karim being invited to England from India so that he can take part in the Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee celebrations.
The plot follows a 17th-century painter in Amsterdam who falls in love with a married woman whose portrait he has been commissioned to paint.
Set in the Netherlands in the 17th century, during the period of the tulip mania, the film tells the story of an artist Jan (Dane De Haan) who falls for a married young woman Sophia (Alicia Vikander) while he's commissioned to paint her portrait by her husband Cornelis (Christoph Waltz).
The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes of building a future together.
Jan sends a note to Sophia, asking her to send him a vase with tulips.
She shows up at his door with the tulips, and they consumate their love.Meanwhile, Sophia's friend, the housemaid Maria, is having an affair with the neighborhood fishmonger, William.