Hitler vs Picasso and the Others

A documentary detective exploring the Nazis’ obsession with art and creativity, Hitler Versus Picasso And The Others offers viewers a rare look at condemned works that have finally come to light.

Please note that this film is in Italian and English, with Dutch subtitles
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From 1933 to 1945, the Nazi regime systemically looted approximately 600,000 pieces of art, mainly from Jews but from all across occupied Europe. This Raubkunst is the subject of a new immersive documentary that profiles a series of art exhibitions and the tragic personal stories behind them. The story begins in 1937 when the Nazis held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize ‘degenerate art’, and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify ‘classic art’. The film ends with a recent show at Bern’s Kunstmuseum of 1,500 ‘lost’ artworks, hidden for decades by the son of a Nazi art broker. Along this incredible journey, recovered masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir and Gauguin are intertwined with human stories of survival during the most infamous period of the 20th century.

Claudio Poli, Germany, France, Italy, 2018, 94 min. Italian spoken, Dutch subtitles.