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The Iconoclast

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Synopsis

It began as the story of Dutch art lover, Michel van Rijn. It ended in murder and scandal.
Michel van Rijn made millions smuggling stolen icons, artworks, and rare antiquities into Europe and the USA, evading Interpol and the CIA. Throughout the 1970s and ‘80s he lived a playboy Jet Set lifestyle, living large and wide, bolstered by the false claim that he was a descendant of Rembrandt. Michel, however, was eventually captured, then extradited and imprisoned.
Michel ended up working for Scotland Yard, turning on the smugglers and forgers he had previously conspired with, drinking himself almost to death, and losing his son. Through his pioneering website, he became a crusader for the art world, uncovering trails of Nazi gold, then exposing terrorist networks financed by black market art sales. Unsurprisingly, several contracts were put on Michel’s life, including one by the Taliban.
He then disappeared.
Now in hiding at a Mossad-protected Jewish hotel in Europe, estranged from his family and seven ex-wives, Michel is under investigation from the FBI for masterminding the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist, where two unarmed men stole $500m worth of Rembrandts and other Dutch paintings, that remain unrecovered, and the crime unsolved.

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
83 mins
Format
HD
Director
Adam Stone (aka King Adz) 1st Feature
Producer
Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter
Executive Producer
Christopher J Reynolds
Editor
Richard Graham
Director of Photography
Robbie van Brussel
Sound
Dominic Weaver
Music
Arlen Figges
Principal Cast
Michel van Rijn
Film Image
©Salon Pictures

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Production Company

Salon Pictures
Nick Taussig
nick@salonpictures.co.uk
http://www.salonpictures.co.uk

Death or Glory Ltd
26a North Street
London
SW4 0HB

Sales
Company

Saboteur Media
saboteurdigital.com

Goldcrest Films International
1 Lexington Street
London
W1F 9AF
+44 (0)20 7437 8696
sales@goldcrestfilms.com
http://www.goldcrestfilms.com