Hitler Versus Picasso and the Others

An extraordinary report on how Hitler looted ‚the great beauty‘ of Europe: the art that was the expression of its culture.

Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri
France, Germany, Italy 2018
  • Czech
94 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Oscar-winning actor Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty) guides a fascinating journey between five contemporary exhibitions of great and Nazi-forbidden artists in New York, Paris, the Netherlands and Germany. Filled with unique archival footage and moving testimonies, the film weaves a story of systematic destruction and looting – from the fate of the Bernheimer family of gallerists who ended up in a concentration camp to the incredible case of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi collaborator and art collector. Some 1,500 works, including previously unknown paintings by Picasso and Monet, were only discovered in 2010 and their value was estimated at more than a million euros. Works of ‚degenerate art‘ that should never have seen the light of day are finally returning to the galleries.

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Director: Claudio Poli
Based on: Didi Gnocchi
Screenplay: Sabina Fedeli, Arianna Marelli
Cinematography: Marco Alfieri, Mateusz Stolecki
Music: Remo Anzovino
Sound: Paolo Piccardo, Tommaso Zerbini
Editing: Claudio Poli
Cast: Toni Servillo, Timothy Garton Ash, Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Edgar Feuchtwanger, Simon Goodman, Berthold Hinz, Meike Hoffmann, Eva Kleeman, Markus Krischer, Daaf Ledeboer
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia, Slovakia.