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Helmut Käutner (born 25 March 1908 in Düsseldorf, Germany; died 20 April 1980 in Castellina in Chianti, Italy) 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.

Helmut Käutner
Filmregisseur Helmut Kautne in Nederland, Bestanddeelnr 910-9501.jpg
Helmut Käutner (1960)
Born(1908-03-25)25 March 1908
Died20 April 1980(1980-04-20) (aged 72)
OccupationFilm director, actor
Years active1940–76

His 1956 film Der Hauptmann von Köpenick was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 29th Academy Awards.[1] Three years later, his film The Rest Is Silence was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

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LiteratureEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 29th Academy Awards (1957) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Awards for The Rest Is Silence at IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 6 January 2010.

Further readingEdit

  • Peter Cornelsen. Helmut Käutner. Seine Filme, sein Leben. München: Heyne 1980. ISBN 3-453-86027-6.
  • Wolfgang Jacobsen & Hans-Helmut Prinzler: Käutner. Berlin: Wiss.-Verl. Spiess 1992. ISBN 3-89166-159-2.
  • Thomas Koebner, Fabienne Liptay, Claudia Mehlinger & René Ruppert (eds.): Helmut Käutner. München: edition text + kritik 2008. ISBN 978-3-88377-943-0.
  • Hans Dieter Schäfer. Moderne in Dritten Reich. Kultur der Intimität bei Oskar Loerke, Friedo Lampe und Helmut Käutner. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2003; ISBN 3-515-08432-0.

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