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Not Rated | | Drama, History | 11 November 2015 (France)
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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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Aleksandr Sokurov
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Jacques Jaujard
Benjamin Utzerath Benjamin Utzerath ... Franz Wolff-Metternich
Vincent Nemeth Vincent Nemeth ... Napoléon Bonaparte
Johanna Korthals Altes Johanna Korthals Altes ... Marianne
Andrey Chelpanov Andrey Chelpanov
Jean-Claude Caër Jean-Claude Caër
Aleksandr Sokurov ... (voice) (as Alexandre SOKOUROV)
Francois Smesny Francois Smesny ... (voice)
Peter Lontzek Peter Lontzek ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catherine Limbert 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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From master filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov, director of RUSSIAN ARK, comes the powerful story of how precious artworks from the Louvre were saved during WW2-occupied Paris. See more »

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Drama | History

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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France | Germany | Netherlands

Language:

Russian | French | German | English

Release Date:

11 November 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Louvre sous l'Occupation See more »

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Box Office

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
Written by Gustav Mahler
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From the director of Russian Ark, another dud
8 November 2016 | by socrates99See all my reviews

This is the last Aleksandr Sokurov movie I'll ever see. I'm sure this guy means well, but his cinematic instinct isn't very entertaining, even though someone with money clearly thinks otherwise.

I recently visited the Louvre. It is far more impressive than you would think seeing this movie which attempts to avoid responsibility for showing it to you by purporting to be an brief account of it during the German occupation. It fails even at that rather small ambition.

There are a few flashes of adequacy but they're so few and far between that it's not worth sitting through it all. Watching this was a big waste of time.


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