Florenz Fuchs von Nordhoff

Florenz FUCHS VON NORDHOFF, alias Flo Nordhoff, was born into an aristocratic family in Tyrol, Austria-Hungary in 1914. He was a successful painter, graphic artist and stage designer before entering service in World War II. After the war, he worked as an illustrator and designed books. From the mid-1950s, Nordhoff devoted himself to film. Together with Karl-Ludwig Ruppel, he designed the special effects for the biographical fighter-pilot drama The Star of Africa (1957) by director Alfred Weidenmann. In 1959, Nordhoff made his directorial debut with the short prize-winning animation film Die Purpurlinie. Together with Hal Clay, he directed Hands Up Mr. Rasnichi and Vincent van Go-Go in 1967. Nordhoff, who was also a well-respected painter, died in 1987.


(all short) Die Purpurlinie (1959), Hands Up Mr. Rasnichi (1967, co-dir), Vincent van Go-Go (1967, co-dir), Kopf hoch, Herr Hund (1970)