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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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Jacques Jaujard
Benjamin Utzerath ...
Franz Wolff-Metternich
Vincent Nemeth ...
Napoléon Bonaparte
Johanna Korthals Altes ...
Marianne
Andrey Chelpanov
Jean-Claude Caër
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(voice) (as Alexandre SOKOUROV)
Francois Smesny ...
(voice)
Peter Lontzek ...
(voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catherine Limbert ...
La secrétaire de Jacques Jaujard
Léolo ...
Groom service
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Eric Moreau ...
Un capitaine allemand (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Aleksandr Sokurov

Written by

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Aleksandr Sokurov ... ()

Produced by

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Tassilo Aschauer ... line producer
Pierre-Olivier Bardet ... co-producer (as Pierre Olivier Bardet)
Thomas Kufus ... producer
Claire Lion ... line producer
Olivier Père ... co-producer
Ann Carolin Renninger ... line producer
Marianne van Hardeveld ... line producer
Els Vandevorst ... producer

Music by

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Murat Kabardokov

Cinematography by

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Bruno Delbonnel

Film Editing by

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Alexei Jankowski
Hansjörg Weißbrich

Editorial Department

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Peter Doyle ... Supervising Colourist
Gilles Granier ... digital film colorist: Post Republic Berlin
Tobias Schaarschmidt ... digital intermediate supervisor

Casting By

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Laura Rosenthal

Costume Design by

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Colombe Lauriot Prevost

Makeup Department

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Maurine Baldassari ... hair stylist
Oriane Cattiaux ... additional makeup artist
Clémentine Douel ... additional makeup artist
Simon Livet ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Stéphane Avenard ... unit manager
Willemieke Bongers ... post-production supervisor
Agathe de Lorme ... production team
Françoise Etchegaray ... production manager
Boris Mang ... post-production manager
Arnaud Tournaire ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alexei Jankowski ... assistant director
Denis Katin ... second assistant director
Marina Koreneva ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Alexej Ashkenazy ... adr engineer
Valerio Brini ... re-recording mixer: italian dubbing
Ansgar Frerich ... re-recording mixer
Emil Klotzsch ... sound designer
Carsten Richter ... foley artist
André Rigaut ... sound recordist
Marcus Sujata ... foley mixer
Jac Vleeshouwers ... sound

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Gilberto Arpioni ... lead compositor
Jean-Michel Boublil ... visual effects supervisor
Cristiano Cesolari ... technical director
Frank Jentner ... matte painter
Marlies Schacherl ... visual effects coordinator
Philipp Weinrich ... visual effects producer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brice Bailly ... electrician
David Foquin ... second assistant camera
Denis Garnier ... first assistant camera
Emile Henny ... d.i.t
Jan Rubens ... steadicam operator
Michel Sabourdy ... gaffer
Adriaan van de Polder ... second assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anna Talec ... assistant costume designer
Flore Vauville ... set costumer

Other crew

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Richard Lormand ... publicity: International
Ewelina Rosinska ... researcher
Amélie Sourice ... researcher
Josie Taalman ... Office manager N279 Entertainment
Félicien Hanyurwuwenda-Berger ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Taglines The remarkable true story of the Louvre under Nazi occupation. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Francofonia: An Elegy for Europe (World-wide, English title)
  • Франкофония (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Francofonía (Uruguay)
  • Frankofonia (Poland)
  • Frankofonija (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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', Russian Ark (2002). Eventually, a more traditional editing technique was chosen by Sokurov to tell the story. See more »
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