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HITLER VERSUS PICASSO – THE NAZI OBSESSION FOR ART

by Claudio Poli

synopsis

In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “degenerate art,” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “classic art.” Narrated by Toni Servillo (star of Oscar winner The Great Beauty), Hitler vs Picasso and the Others is an incredible journey through five exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed the systematic destruction and looting of the day—from the Bernheimer family, who were forced to barter their freedom, to “Hitler’s dealer,” Cornelius Gurlitt, known to have hidden away some of the most priceless art treasures of the century. Revealing the Nazi obsession with art, the documentary Hitler vs Picasso and the Others offers viewers a rare look at condemned works that have finally come to light. 

international title: Hitler versus Picasso – The Nazi Obsession for Art
original title: Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri
country: Italy
sales agent: Nexo Digital
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Claudio Poli
film run: 94'
release date: IT 14/03/2018, FR 17/09/2018, ES 19/11/2018
screenplay: Didi Gnocchi, Sabina Fedeli, Arianna Marelli
cinematography by: Marco Alfieri, Mateusz Stolecki
film editing: Claudio Poli
art director: Michele Mally
music: Remo Anzovino
executive producer: Veronica Bottanelli
production: 3D Produzioni, Nexo Digital
distributor: Nexo Digital, Pathé Distribution, A Contracorriente Films
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