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12.03, Събота - 13:30, Cinema House
Director:  Peter Woditsch
Documentary Programme
A Man Leaves Us
Czech Dream
Dancing Bear Park
Death And All The Way Back
Festival Express
Georgi and the Butterflies
Musica Cubana
Nestinars.Fires Of Devotion
On Suicide
Our Children
The Great Goodbye!
The Lost Secret Of Catherine The Great
The Seventh Generation
The Way Of Wisdom

THE LOST SECRET OF CATHERINE THE GREAT
LE SECRET PERDU DE CATHERINE LA GRANDE
THE LOST SECRET OF CATHERINE THE GREAT
Belgium, 2003, 65 min, color

Did the Tsarina Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796) have, in one of her chateaus in St. Petersburg, baroque boudoirs exuding luxury and sensuality? After the war, some German soldiers described how they had seen an extensive pornographic suite in one of the palaces once inhabited by Catherine the Great. The palace burned down during the war and it was all forgotten. Only its reputation lived on. The director Peter Woditsch reconstructs the strange story of the greatest collection of erotic art that has ever existed.

PETER WODITSCH
Peter Woditsch was born in Germany in 1953. He graduated from the Belgian film school INSAS. His debut feature Hey Stranger stars Hanna Schygulla.
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