The Man Who Saved the Louvre

At the dawn of World War II, a resistance group organizes an incredible exfiltration of masterpieces from the Louvre Museum to save it off the Nazis’ hands. The man leading the operation is Jacques Jaujard, the Louvre Museum’s director. Jaujard had an extraordinary personality and was madly in love with art. Although he was a devoted servant of the State, he used his knowledge of the system and his audacity to serve a universal cause: saving the world heritage.

Original title:
Illustre et inconnu: comment Jacques Jaujard a sauvé le Louvre
Year:
2014
Length:
57 minutes
Country:
Director:
Jean-Pierre Devillers, Pierre Pochart

Shown at

  1. 21st Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2017

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