Director Oeke Hoogendijk's film follows the ten year renovation of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. Carefully balancing a variety of characters, from arguing curators to a caretaker guarding the building as it if it were his own child.
In 2003, Amsterdam’s world famous Rijksmuseum closed to the public for a major re-design. The plan was to reopen in 2008, but what was supposed to take five years took ten, with a budget that kept on growing. In order to make this remarkable documentary, director Hoogenjijk was granted unfettered access for the entire ten year period.
Beautiful imagery frames this iconic building in the heart of Amsterdam, as it is stripped back to a hollow shell, before finally retrieving its former grandeur and unique collection.