Hermann Goering’s art dealer, Bruno Lohse, prospered by selling stolen art for decades after WWII, while Jewish families struggled to regain their paintings and memories. Exposing Lohse’s story along with the experiences of Jewish families whose lives he irrevocably changed, Plunderer reveals the failures of post-war justice and the continuing complicity of governments and the art trade.

Phase of Support: Post-Production

Hugo Macgregor

Hugo Macgregor - Director

Hugo Macgregor has been shortlisted for a BAFTA award and nominated numerous times for Grierson and Emmy awards. His films include the documentary series What Makes a Masterpiece? and an episode of Simon Schama’s The Story of the Jews (Over the Rainbow, BBC/PBS). He directed Simon Schama and Mary Beard in the BBC/PBS Civilizations series and Simon Schama’s latest series History of Now for the BBC.

John S. Friedman

John S. Friedman - Producer

John S. Friedman was the lead producer on Marcel Ophuls’s Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie, which received the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 1989 and the 1988 International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Among other films, he co-directed and co-produced Stealing the Fire, which was selected by the International Documentary Association (IDA) as a finalist for the best documentary of 2002.

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