Wolfgang Staudte

Wolfgang Staudte at IFFR

Wolfgang STAUDTE (1906 – 1984, Germany) was a German filmmaker, script writer and actor. He began his career as an actor, making his professional stage debut in 1929 in Berlin. He started with making films in 1933 as a writer and director of advertising shorts. After WOII, he became a key figure in the reconstruction of the German film industry. The main focus of his work was to highlight the limits of German national pride. His films Murderers Among Us (1946) and Rotation (1949) in particular were centered around the theme of anti-fascism.

Filmography

(selection) Akrobat Schööön!/Bravo Acrobat! (1943), Der Mann, dem man den Namen stahl (1944), Die Mörder sind unter uns/Murderers Among Us (1946), Die seltsamen Abenteuer des Herrn Fridolin B./The Adventures of Fridolin (1948), Rotation (1949), Schicksal aus zweiter Hand/Second Hand Destiny (1949), Der Untertan/Man of Straw (1951), Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953), Leuchtfeuer (1954), Ciske de Rat/Ciske the Rat (1955), Rose Bernd/The Sins of Rose Bernd (1957), Der Maulkorb/The Muzzle (1958), Rosen für den Staatsanwalt/Roses for the Prosecutor (1959), Kirmes/The Fair (1960), Der letzte Zeuge/The Last Witness (1960), Herrenpartie/Destination Death (1964), Das Lamm (1964), Ganovenehre/A Scoundrel's Honour (1966), Heimlichkeiten (1968), Die Herren mit der weissen Weste/Gentlemen in White Vests (1970), Fluchtweg St. Pauli - Großalarm für die Davidswache/Jailbreak in Hamburg (1971), Zwischengleis/Yesterday's Tomorrow (1978)


Wolfgang Staudte at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR