Pieter van Huystee Film


With the support of
Dutch Cultural Media Fund, Creative Europe MEDIA

Running time
87 minutes


Country of origin

Script and director
Pieter van Huijstee

Hans Dortmans, Pieter van Huijstee

Hans Fels, Gregor Meerman, Giovanni Andreotta, Rogier Timmermans, Erik van Empel, David de Jongh

Bert van Dungen, Mark Wessner, Carla van der Meijs, Pieter van Huijstee junior, Menno Euwe, Charles Kersten, Hens van Rooy

David de Jongh, Chris van Oers, Tim Wijbenga, Michiel Rummens

Sound design
Mark Glynne

Paul M. van Brugge

Data Handler
Watse Eisma

Line producers
Lotte Gerding, Zoë de Wilde

Commissioning editor NTR
Oscar van der Kroon

Release date
January 7th 2016

Trix van Alphen - The Publicity Company
T: 0031 (0)20 612 7000

Zoë de Wilde, Nienke Rispens - Pieter van Huystee Film
T: 0031 (0)20 421 0606

Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the devil

The documentary Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the devil follows a team of art historians who try to reveal the mystery of the 25 still remaining paintings of Jheronimus Bosch.

Over the course of five years the research team travelled the world, visiting museums such as The Louvre, The Prado and the National Gallery of Art in Washington to make an in-depth analysis of Bosch’s paintings. By using modern techniques, such as X-ray, infrared photography, and multi-spectrum analysis, they allow us to penetrate into the deeper layers of his paintings thus helping the audience to look at the works of Bosch with new eyes.

The research raises the question whether all works are really painted by Bosch. The museum world is waiting anxiously for the results. Is their Bosch a real Bosch? In addition, The Noordbrabants Museum is organizing the largest exhibition to date of the medieval painter in 2016 in Den Bosch, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Jheronimus Bosch's death. The museum plays a political chess game to get as much paintings as possible to the exhibition. The Prado owns several masterpieces and will organize their own exhibition on El Bosco. Will The Noordbrabants Museum manage to bring the masterpieces first to the Netherlands?