Set against the backdrop of the Louvre Museum's history and artworks, master director Alexander Sokurov applies his uniquely personal vision onto staged re-enactments and archives for this fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich and their compulsory collaboration at the Louvre Museum under the Nazi Occupation. These two remarkable men - enemies then collaborators - share an alliance which would become the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. In its exploration of the Louvre Museum as a living example of civilization, FRANCOFONIA is a stunning and urgently relevant meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and history.
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Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Writer: Aleksandr Sokurov
Producer: Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Thomas Kufus and Els Vandevorst
Cast: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth and Johanna Korthals
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