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THE GREAT MUSEUM Unclassified 18+

De Grosse Museum

Documentaries | Feature
D Johannes Holzhausen | Austria, 2013
L German
Tags: Architecture, Art, Documentary
 

"Viewers familiar with the collections will be thrilled to see favorite works … those who've never been can enjoy the armchair-tourist experience thanks to delightful vistas and unexpected juxtapositions." – Variety

Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of Europe's most magnificent cultural institutions – a 19th-century temple of classical paintings, books and ancient artefacts. Over the course of 2012 and 2013, as the legendary Kunstkammer rooms are prepared for reopening, Johannes Holzhausen's camera is permitted to wander the museum's corridors. From a remove, Holzhausen observes diligent restorations and stressed backroom discussions, imperial uniforms and Breughel paintings.

Remarkably adept at peeking behind the scenes, The Great Museum is akin to peeling back the layers of a revered masterpiece; featuring neither voiceover nor music, it is a rhythmic, immersive experience.

Winner of the Caligari Award at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.

D Johannes Holzhausen P Johannes Rosenberger S Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wolff Dist Hi Gloss Entertainment L German w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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