Based on an award winning book, The Rape of Europa is a documentary that tells the epic story of the theft, destruction and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during WW2. The story spans decades from Hitler’s rejection by Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts to his planned seizure of art pieces from conquered nations to the on-going recovery of the masterworks.
Italian born Marco d’Ambrosio is a composer, music producer, trumpet player and all-around noise wrangler. He has scored numerous award winning films, documentaries and live theatre projects including the anime hit Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, Haiku Tunnel (Sundance 2001), the Emmy winning documentary Blink, and recently Emmy nominated Self-Made Man for PBS and Red Diaper Baby for the Sundance Channel. In 2005, Marco was awarded a film scoring fellowship from Robert Redford's Sundance Institute.
The Rape of Europa is the fifth project Marco has scored for Actual Films.