CLAIM THE, THE SEARCH FOR STOLEN ART FROM WWII
THE CLAIM, THE SEARCH FOR STOLEN ART FROM WWII
The Claim follows the work of The Restitutions Committee that investigates
and advises on artworks with an unresolved war past.
The film shows how the Restitution Committee handles two cases. We follow
the investigators of the Nazi art thefts, and are present during the committee meetings. Can the restitution of a painting stolen during WWII relieve the trauma of Auschwitz? A story about war that takes place in the present, a story about a triangular relationship between the Restitution Committee, the museums and the claimants.
90' / colour
Original title: DE CLAIM, ZOEKTOCHT NAAR ROOFKUNST UIT WOII
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film (NL) - Pieter van Huijstee
Co-prod: NTR (NL)
Sc: Ditteke Mensink, Hans Dortmans
D.O.P.: Gregor Meerman
Completed: November 2016
o.a. FAREWELL (2009, doc) Awards: Golden Calf Best Doc Netherlands FF, TONY (2011,
doc), THE DIRECTOR AND HIS MATTHÄUS (2010,short doc).
Pieter van Huystee Film
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