The Mystery Conman (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1997 Kbps | 42mn 34s | 647 MiB
Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
For years, a talented fraudster smuggled counterfeit antiques onto the art market. No one knew who the person was but workshops in southern Europe aroused suspicion, especially one in Spain. Experts in Germany have therefore named the fraudster the "Spanische Meister" or "Spanish master." The documentary follows archeologist Stefan Lehmann from Halle near Leipzig, who's been on the shark's tail. Around 40 counterfeits have been discovered so far, but he thinks it's only the tip of the iceberg. Lehmann hasn't made himself popular - the subject of counterfeiting tends to get swept under the rug within the art trade and museums.
A Swiss collector is the first one to break the silence. He gave Lehmann access to a bronze head of Emperor Augustus, which he bought for several hundred thousand dollars on the New York art market. It's an exciting case for Lehmann - will his examinations prove that the head is fake? Auction houses and galleries know exactly what they're selling according to Christoph Leon, an art dealer from Basel who's working with Lehmann. He says the market is full of fakes because the global financial market invests in antique sculptures so there's a lot of money at stake. This film follows the trail of the dirty dealings and gives an insight into the unknown world of the antiques trade.
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