Drama – 2016 | 143 minutes
Director: Tim Oliehoek
Language: Dutch w/ English subtitles
Community Partner: Temple Shalom
In this gripping true-life drama, an investigative journalist fights to unmask a prominent art collector as a murderous Nazi war criminal. When multi-millionaire Pieter Menten auctions off a portion of his prized art holdings, journalist Hans Knoop receives a tip from an Israeli: Menten is hiding his Nazi past, as he executed many Jews in Poland, and stole their artwork. Knoop embarks on a hunt for witnesses to Menten’s atrocities.
The Body Collector is the highest-rated series in Dutch television history. It depicts the heavy price Knoop must pay in his tireless search for truth and justice. He is stonewalled by bureaucrats and threatened by Menten, but he refuses to go down quietly as he persists in his search for the truth.