Jörg Held is a "gilder," a master of gold-plating. He graduated from the Munich master's school with the highest scores on exit exams ever granted. Since the age of four, according to his father, the son had one ambition: to become a church painter. The documentary observes as the young master of his craft restores a medieval organ in the Hessian city of Babenhausen. The process of gold-plating is time intensive and expensive, requiring great patience and an abundance of dexterity - not least as the organ is deconstructed into its component parts. These, in turn, are painstakingly cleaned and the earlier coats of painting analyzed before one undertakes the gold-plating process. To watch Jörg Held at his work is a feast for the eyes.
|Channel||Arte / ZDF|
|Camera||Andreas Schlosser, Thomas Linz|