The Great Museum


The Great Museum

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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. (C) Official Site

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  • The flitting glimpses of interesting moments and grand rooms don't shape into much of a narrative here, perhaps because the people featured also seem detached from a greater purpose.

    Jun 26, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Armchair travellers will revel in this opportunity to see such a superb collection as well as all the toil and passion behind it.

    Jun 25, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Feels like a cursory guided tour.

    Apr 23, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Holzhausen is respectful but not reverential, portraying the museum as a living thing that's being cared for with meticulous diligence.

    Apr 22, 2015 | Full Review…
  • A pleasing, high-minded film; also something of a palate-cleanser.

    Dec 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Johannes Holzhausen's sumptuous documentary pays tribute to Vienna's Kunsthistorische Museum, its staff - from director to cleaners - and its legacy.

    Dec 18, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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