Germany, the Art of a Nation

Directed by Jean-Baptiste Péretié
Produced by Temps noir (Tancrède Ramonet & Song Pham) and Musée du Louvre

Broadcaster: ARTE France
Support: CNC , Procirep Angoa

52’ – 2013

From Romanticism to Expressionism, from Dadaism to “Degenerate Art”, the film takes us on a fascinating journey through German history. It’s the works of art themselves, by such illustrious German painters as Caspar David Friedrich, Emil Nolde, Otto Dix, Hanna Höch, Georg Grosz and Gerhard Richter that relate all the hopes and torments of the Nation, from the advent of the Empire to the Franco-German wars, and from modernity to totalitarian madness. Skilfully combining paintings and archive footage, the film gives viewers the opportunity to (re)discover key works whilst at the same time plunging them into the compelling cultural, social and political history of Germany, inseparable from the history of Europe.