How does Cambodia's most famous temple statue end up in Sotheby's auction catalogue? This film tells the story of a spectacular case of art robbery and international intrigue. From the sun and rain in Southeast Asia to the murky backrooms of art smugglers, we follow the route of an iconic warrior sculpture looted from a Khmer temple to a posh auction house in New York. Stolen Warriors is about more than a missing statue: it is an investigative journey into the morally compromised world of the antiques trade.
Screening time: Thursday, 12 May, 9:27 pm (Session 1, The Shedd Recital Hall)
Length: 52 min.
Language: German with English subtitles
Director: Wolfgang Luck
Producer: Wolfgang Luck
Distributor: Java Films Paris
Distributor Web site: http://www.javafilms.fr/
International Film Festival Phnom Penh, Cambodia, December 2014.
Fifa: International Festival of Films on Art Montreal 2015.
Festival International du Film d'Archeologie de Nyon, Switzerland, March 2015.
inarchea: International Archaeology Film and Art Festival, Kiel, Germany, October 2015.
nternational Review of Archaeological Cinema, Rovereto, Italy, November 2015.