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The great museum

The great museum

The documentary The great museum is a curious, witty and humorous peek behind the scenes at a world-famous cultural institution. Director Johannes Holzhausen and his team spent more than two years gathering material at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Shot in the attentive style of direct cinema – with no off-screen commentary, no interviews and no background music – the film observes the various processes involved in creating a perfect setting for art. From the managing director to the cleaning services team, from the carriers to the art historians, the staff members at the museum are all interdependent cogs in the same machine. The film offers glimpses of the day-to-day routine at the museum, but focuses primarily on micro-dramas featuring museum employees.

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Production:
Financing:
Austrian production
Year:
2011
Grant amount:
€ 150.000
Category:
Documentary
Genre:
Documentary
Director:
Johannes Holzhausen
Writer:
Constantin Wulff
Kamera:
Joerg Burger, Attila Boa
Locations:
Vienna
Release:
04.09.2014