Helmut Käutner

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Helmut Käutner : biography

1908-3-25 – 1980-4-20

Helmut Käutner (25 March 1908 – 20 April 1980) was a German film director active mainly in the 1940s and 1950s. He began his career at the end of the Weimar Republic and had released his first major films in Nazi Germany.

His 1956 film Der Hauptmann von Köpenick was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 29th Academy Awards. Three years later, his film The Rest Is Silence was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.

Filmography

  • Cruiser Emden (1932)
  • Kleider Machen Leute (Clothes Make the Man) 1940
  • Anuschka 1942
  • Romance in a Minor Key 1943
  • Große Freiheit Nr. 7 1944
  • Under the Bridges 1945
  • In Those Days 1947
  • The Original Sin 1948
  • Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs 1954
  • Die letzte Brücke 1954
  • The Girl from Flanders 1955
  • Himmel ohne Sterne (Sky without Stars) 1955
  • Des Teufels General 1955
  • The Captain of Köpenick 1956
  • Love From Paris (1957)
  • The Goose of Sedan (1959)
  • The Rest Is Silence (1959)
  • A Glass of Water (1960)
  • Black Gravel (1961)
  • Redhead (1962)
  • Die Feuerzangenbowle (The Fire Tongue Bowl) (1970)
  • DerrickStiftungsfest (1974)
  • DerrickNur Aufregungen für Rohn (1975) (as actor)
  • DerrickAuf eigene Faust (1976) (as actor)

Literature

  • Hans-Jürgen Tast: Helmut Käutner — Unter den Brücken. 1944/45. Schellerten: Kulleraugen, 2007 ISBN 978-3-88842-033-7
  • Hans-Jürgen Tast: Helmut Käutner — In jenen Tagen. 1947. Schellerten: Kulleraugen, 2007 ISBN 978-3-88842-034-4