Another century has passed on the Old Continent … Large armies are trampling on the heart of civilisation and cannon fire is once again taking its toll. Amidst the massacre and the ruins, everything majestic, magnificent, and sacred, that took millions of minutes and hours of determined labour to build, is wiped out. Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff Metternich worked together to protect and preserve the treasure of the Louvre Museum. Alexander Sokurov tells their story. He explores the relationship between art and power, and asks what art tells us about ourselves, at the very heart of one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever known.
Idéale Audience, Zero one production, N279 Entertainment,Arte France Cinéma and Musée du Louvre.
Produced by : Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Thomas Kufus, Els Vandevorst
With the participation of : Arte France
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Distributor(s) / Sales Agent(s) :
Sophie Dulac Distribution (France)
Films Boutique (International Sales)
Date and shoot location :
France, The Louvre Museum, Château de Sourches,
The Netherlands, Russia, Oct/Nov, 2013
Photo credits :
© Bruno Delbonnel