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Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)

Unrated | | Documentary | 14 March 2012 (USA)
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A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.


Corinna Belz


Corinna Belz
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Cast overview:
Gerhard Richter Gerhard Richter ... Self
Norbert Arns Norbert Arns ... Self
Hubert Becker Hubert Becker ... Self
Sabine Moritz-Richter Sabine Moritz-Richter ... Self
Konstanze Ell Konstanze Ell ... Self
Marian Goodman Marian Goodman ... Self
Benjamin Buchloh Benjamin Buchloh ... Self
Kasper König Kasper König ... Self
Ulrich Wilmes Ulrich Wilmes ... Self
Sandy Nairne Sandy Nairne ... Self
Paul Moorhouse Paul Moorhouse ... Self


A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.

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from one doc filmmaker to another.
1 May 2012 | by ektakromeSee all my reviews

The only reason I gave this film 9 out of 10, was because I believe Corinna should have invested in a roller for her tripod. Would have made for less shaking in the videos of Richter while he is painting.

As a documentary filmmaker and painter myself. I can fully understand and admire what Ms. Belz accomplished in this film. I do however, remembering seeing the film this past Friday, note that I wish the lower 3rd titles had been a bit bigger for those who wear glasses. I know it was OK for me, but i'm sure a number of people were always asking... "who is that?".

I can truly admire this historical document on modern painting. As Richter is not a "post" anything. He is someone who is dedicated to making what he feels is the best work he can do. You will see that in the sections where Ms. Belz speaks with Richters assistants. What they say rings true with many many modernist painters who will have to sit with a work for months before they feel it is ready to be put out in the world.

So glad this film is out in the world. I can't wait for the DVD. My only sadness about the DVD is that I don't have the equipment to watch it in the format I first viewed in. This film deserves a big screen.

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14 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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A Pintura de Gerhard Richter See more »


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$13,537, 18 March 2012

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