"Masterpiece or Forgery"
Directed by Knut Jorfald
The remarkable story of
master forger Elmyr de Hory is told in this provocative documentary. Until
he was exposed in 1968, it is estimated that this talented fraud pawned
off nearly 1000 of his own paintings as the work of post-impressionist
masters. Interviews with museum curators, art historians and friends
ranging from celebrities to smugglers help shed some light on a life
shrouded in secrecy. "If the lawyers just let us, we can name you one
highly respected museum with an important collection of post-modernists,
every single one of which is painted by Elmyr!" (Orson Welles).