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Woman in Gold (2015)

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Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

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Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis. Written by Elyse J. Factor

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nazi | theft | art | jewish | justice | See All (297) »

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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10 April 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La dama de oro  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,091,551 (USA) (3 April 2015)

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$33,305,037 (USA) (7 August 2015)
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The Gestapo did not wear uniforms. This is the reason why the person in charge of the Nazis who come to Maria Altman's house and take away their paintings and jewelery is shown wearing a suit instead of a uniform like the other men in his charge. See more »

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A lawyer or plaintiff are not allowed to serve a summons/complaint, a person not involved in the case must do it, such as a process server. See more »

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Gustav Klimt: [First lines] Move a little to the left, please. Adele, you are restless.
Adele Bloch Bauer: I worry too much, you know that.
Gustav Klimt: About what?
Adele Bloch Bauer: The future.
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Prayer from Jewish Life
Composed by Ernest Bloch
Performed by Rebecca Jordan
Publisher - Carl Fischer, LLC
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There Are All Kinds of People in the World and Some of Them Are Beautiful!
15 April 2015 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

While this is a deeply moving story, this is the first film about the Holocaust I've ever heard of that is not intensely violent or overwhelmingly gut-wrenching. You could take the whole family to see Woman in Gold without being concerned in the slightest about traumatizing even a child. The story is told in such a straightforward way you get to feel like you are a friend of the Altman and Bloch-Bauer family! It's that intimate! Wow! That's what I call good filmmaking!

The next time you visit New York City I highly recommend visiting The Neue Gallery located on Museum Mile. Seeing the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt in real life is quite an experience! There's good reason why the painting is called the "Mona Lisa of Austria." This is also a story about being a good lawyer.

If you want to be a lawyer someday, this story will give you an idea what a determined and intelligent lawyer can accomplish!


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