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Francofonia (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 11 November 2015 (France)
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Francofonia is a movie starring Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, and Vincent Nemeth. A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

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Credited cast:
... Jacques Jaujard
Benjamin Utzerath ... Franz Wolff-Metternich
Vincent Nemeth ... Napoléon Bonaparte
Johanna Korthals Altes ... Marianne
Andrey Chelpanov
Jean-Claude Caër
... (voice) (as Alexandre SOKOUROV)
Francois Smesny ... (voice)
Peter Lontzek ... (voice)
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Catherine Limbert ... La secrétaire de Jacques Jaujard
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A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

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The remarkable true story of the Louvre under Nazi occupation. See more »

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Drama | History

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11 November 2015 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Le Louvre sous l'Occupation  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,000, 8 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$302,762, 26 June 2016
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During production, this film was often rumored to be shot in a single take, making it an ideal sequel to Aleksandr Sokurov's previous 'museum film', Russkiy kovcheg (2002). Eventually, a more traditional editing technique was chosen by Sokurov to tell the story. See more »

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Kindertotenlieder
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Seen This Before--and Better
23 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Sometimes what we've seen before is enough. Director/ Writer Aleksandr Sokurov, who did so well with 'The Russian Ark,' a seamless, one-long- take tour of the Hermitage, does fails heavily with the Louvre. The computerized opening is mere gadgetry; a sour Napoleon brags about the art he stole for the Louvre; Marianne, the personification of France, appears serially, glumly droning Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité rather too often. Earlier Mariannes (e.g. Bardot, Deneuve, Casta) were at least lookers. Too much time is spent on stuff long-since covered by 'Monuments Men' and at least one TV documentary on the Nazi occupation and art looting. As nothing new is added, 'bored stiff' will have a literal meaning unless your theater has really good seats.


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