Rembrandt, the grandmaster of intimacy, rocks the art world; 350 years after his death, many people, even entire nations are obsessed with his paintings. Aristocrats cherish, experts rule, art dealers investigate, collectors hunt, and museums battle. This epic documentary dives deep into the art world of Old Masters, exploring the motives of its elite, and offers a mosaic of gripping stories in which unrestrained passion for Rembrandt’s paintings leads to dramatic developments and unexpected plot turns. While art collectors such as Eijk and Rose-Marie De Mol van Otterloo, the American Thomas Kaplan and the Scottish Duke of Buccleuch show us their special connection with ‘their’ Rembrandt, French baron Eric de Rothschild puts two Rembrandts up for sale, triggering a hard political battle between the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre. Following the success of her award-winning documentary THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM (2014), director Hoogendijk has once again taken on a great subject to tell us a captivating tale of art and art lovers. In English, Dutch, and French with English subtitles. (Description courtesy of Strand Releasing)
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2019, Oeke Hoogendijk, Netherlands, 97 mins