On a train crossing from Switzerland to Germany, an old man was searched by customs officials. They found 9,000 euros in cash. Their suspicions started a journey back in time, to a hoard of art hidden since the Third Reich.
It has reignited passions that seemed long spent. These were not old masters but new – works the Nazis labelled ‘degenerate’, like the Jews themselves. They tried to wipe out both. The father of the old man on the train was a dealer for the Nazis, selling these works abroad and keeping some for himself.
In a two-part special, imagine… follows both his story and those of the families who have been fighting to find their lost art.
“… a two-part examination of one of the most potently disturbing episodes in the history of art, let alone culture.”The Arts Desk
“… lays out the case against the German art establishment like a QC conducting a lethal cross examination – calm, forensic and utterly damning.”The Times
“Leaves one seething with incredulous rage.”Financial Times
- Artecinema 2015, Official Selection
CinematographyPatrick Duval, Daniel Meyers, Richard Numeroff
|Executive Producer||Nick Fraser|
|Film Editor||Allen Charlton|