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by Arne Birkenstock


A mesmerizing, thought-provoking yet surprisingly amusing documentary on the life and times of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who tricked the international art world for nearly 40 years by forging and selling paintings of early 20th-century masters. A larger-than-life personality who was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era.

international title: Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery
original title: Beltracchi - Die Kunst der Fälschung
country: Germany
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Arne Birkenstock
release date: DE 06/03/2014
screenplay: Arne Birkenstock
cinematography by: Marcus Winterbauer
film editing: Katja Dringenberg
music: Dohmen Dürbeck
producer: Arne Birkenstock, Edward MacLiam, Thomas Springer
production: Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien, Tradewind Pictures, Senator Film Produktion, Telepool
distributor: Senator Filmverleih
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