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The Man from Sothebys

UK, 1964 (MIFF 1966, Programme 31)

Director: William Brayne, Roger Graef

An introduction to the fabulous world of fine art. The drama of the salesroom, the hunt for new masterpieces, the assiduous cultivation of top clients are seen as we follow the chairman of Sothebys about his business with hidden cameras and concealed microphones.

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