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The Missing Piece: Mona Lisa, Her Thief, The True Story

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Genres: Art History, Biography, History, Law & Crime, Visual Arts


The strange story that makes up the unusual documentary The Missing Piece begins in 1976, when Trivial Pursuit champion Joe Medeiros turned up a shocking piece of information that had theretofore escaped his attention. He learned that in 1911, an Italian housepainter named Vincenzo Peruggia grew convinced that Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa needed to be pilfered from the Louvre in Paris and returned to its "rightful owners," the Italians. Astonishingly, Peruggia then succeeded at lifting the...more

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