Konstantin Irmen-Tschet

Konstantin Irmen-Tschet (24 June 1902 – 27 May 1977) was a Russian Empire-born German cinematographer. Irmen-Tschet was a leading technician of German films from the silent era to well into the post-Second World War years. He also often worked in Switzerland.

Konstantin Irmen-Tschet
Born24 June 1902
Died27 May 1977 (1977-05-28) (aged 74)
Other namesKonstantin Cetverikov
Konstantin Tschet
Years active1925-1968

Irmen-Tschet emigrated to Germany following the Russian Revolution, and worked at first in the theatre. From 1925 he was employed as a cameraman in the large German film industry. In these early years he was known for his skill for filming special effects, and was employed on Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) and Woman in the Moon (1929) for this purpose.[1] During the Nazi era, he shot a number of Lilian Harvey films, Marika Rökk musicals as well as the epic Münchhausen (1943).

He was married to the actress Brigitte Horney between 1940 and 1954.

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  1. ^ Kreimeier p.330


  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.

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