The Stolen Warriors

Die Spur der Tempelräuber

Film info

  • Country:Njemačka
  • Director:Wolfgang Luck
  • Year:2015
  • Duration:52'
  • Actors:Tess Davis, James T. Hayes, Simon Warrack


A documentary about the theft of a statue from the temple of Koh Ker in 1972, which was part of a group of sandstone figures. How does Cambodia's most famous temple statue end up in Sotheby's auction catalogue? This film tells the story of a spectacular case of art robbery and international intrigue. From the sun and rain in Southeast Asia to the murky backrooms of art smugglers, we follow the route of an iconic warrior sculpture looted from a Khmer temple to a posh auction house in New York. Stolen Warriors is about more than a missing statue: it is an investigative journey into the morally compromised world of the antiques trade.

Wolfgang Luck was born in Karlsruhe, Germany. Degree in Politics, German and English Literature from the University of Heidelberg. Freelance print journalist, radio and television reporter, presenter, and filmmaker. In 1993 he started the Cologne-based television production company a&o buero, together with Robert Tasso Pütz, 2011 he started the company luckfilm. His main focuses are creative documentaries, political reportages and science features. Wolfgang Luck also works as a freelance newsreader and presenter for WDR 2.

Screening schedule

  • 22.08.2017.

    Vučedol museum


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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