Moritz Daniel Oppenheim: Director's Cut - Extended Version

Moritz Daniel Oppenheim: Director's Cut - Extended Version

For the first time ever a documentary feature is dedicated to Moritz Daniel Oppenheim who made history being credited as 'the first Jewish painter' as well as 'the painter of the Rothschilds and the Rothschild of the painters', as his pictures of traditional Jewish family life built bridges for an interfaith dialogue - a subject that couldn't be more up to date. Seeking traces of the artist - his motifs, descendants and heritage - in Germany, France and Israel, it quickly becomes clear that the story of this extraordinary personality of Jewish Emancipation whose lifespan covered almost the complete 19th century - a revolutionary phase for the European jewry - is not yet untold, but keeps on living in the people and places whose personal story are strongly connected to Oppenheim. Interview sequences with internationally renowned experts on Oppenheim alternate with very personal encounters of direct descendants of the artist as well as descendants of the people portrayed in his paintings. On the occasion of the first Oppenheim monument worldwide which was set up in his hometown, Hanau close to Frankfurt/M. in Germany, the film is documenting the symbolic 'becoming of the artist', represented by his steel statue and its creative development process from the workshop of the sculptor, to the spark-throwing steel works until he's traveling home, strapped on a arctic truck across Germany and finally re-settles in the very heart of his hometown.

Running Time
1 hours 41 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Biography, Documentary
Isabel Gathof
Israel, Germany, Portugal, France
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about biography «Moritz Daniel Oppenheim: Director's Cut - Extended Version» (19)

Pamela W. avatar
Pamela W.

Great movie see it a while back and just loved it and had to have it on your player to own it

Dennis avatar

Highly enjoyed this movie! Would recommend to everyone.

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Gary Gonzales

Very moving, very touching. For that alone, it deserves unalloyed plaudits.

George P. avatar
George P.

I have to admit this blew me away, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it but this was a really funny enjoyable piece of entertainment. Superb tongue in cheek Documentary

Jason avatar

This movie surprised me, it was really good. This is a movie worth watching!

Jason M. avatar
Jason M.

Some may say this is a usual Isabel Gathof movie. NOO! This movie was amazing to watch.

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Debra Turner

AWESOME movie Definetly worth the watch.

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Joyce Cruz

I was pleasantly satisfied with this film. And I know this movie isn't like other movies! Cool!

Beverly S. avatar
Beverly S.

This is a movie with a simple and straightforward plot which contains layers and layers of intelligent writing. This is a brilliant movie. Watch it.

Timothy Cole avatar
Timothy Cole

I can say that this Isabel Gathof masterpiece is one of my favorite films of all time! Everything in this film is absolutely beautiful.

Robert Ortiz avatar
Robert Ortiz

Great acting! Just about everyone in the movie had their finest day. The story idea was good.

Thomas avatar

Acting was on point, plot was on point, twist at the end blew me away! Cannot recommend enough! GO SEE THIS FILM!