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Stealing Klimt [DVD]

Stealing Klimt [DVD]
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Stealing Klimt [DVD]

This dramatic documentary recounts the decades long struggle by Maria Altmann, born and raised in Austria, to recover five Gustav Klimt paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in 1938, and which have been hanging in the Austrian National Gallery since 1945.

"The Maria Altmann story reads like a sweeping, romantic epic of loss and redemption, a tale that spans the hothouse salons of fin de siècle Vienna, the darkness of the Holocaust and the US Supreme Court."
-Washington Post

“Propelled by eloquent talking heads, this detective tale brims with juicy plot points exposing how 20th-century crimes continue to create unsightly bulges under 21st-century rugs.”
-Variety Magazine

With: Maria Altmann, Randol Schoenberg, Hubertus Czernin, Elisabeth Gehrer, Gerbert Frodl, Gottfried Tomann. Narrator: Jim Norton.

Directed by Jane Chablani
Dialogue in English and German
92 minutes

$29.95 $29.95