His passion for Japanese art brings a famous German Jewish art dealer all over the world. Two World Wars and a series of personal adversities and later a museum of his life’s work in set up on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. Twenty-five years after his death, his grandson tries to unravel the story of his grandfather. Behind the success story and the exciting adventures, he finds a family man who cannot prevent his family from falling apart.
Directed by: Santje KramerExecutive Producer: Erica Reijmerink, Sarphati MediaSponsored by: Jewish Broadcaster – The Netherlands, Stichting Felix Tikotin Foundation - The NetherlandsLanguage: Dutch and English with English subtitles
Tikotin: A Life Devoted to Japanese Art, directed by Santje Kramer, is a fascinating documentary film that tells the story of his life. Tikotin came to Berlin as a young man where he studied architecture, was drafted into World War I, and then became a trader in Japanese art. He enjoyed traveling, and as a young man went to Japan via the Trans Siberian Railway and then continued by boat. He purchased whatever Japanese art he could find and he organized exhibitions.
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