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Wolfgang Petersen(1941 - ) was born during World War II on 14 March 1941 in the small north German community of Emden. Right now he is one of the two established German Hollywood directors, the other one being Roland Emmerich. I personaly think that das Boot is his best movie he made but you decide...

Feature Films

  1. Die Konsequenz (1977) director, screenwriter. Originally made for TV. Boycotted by Bayerischer Rundfunk.
  2. Einer von uns Beiden ("One of Us Two,"1978) director, producer
  3. Schwarz und weiß wie Tage und Nächte (1978) director, screenwriter
  4. Das Boot (1981, The Boat) director, screenwriter
  5. The Neverending Story (1984) director, screenwriter
  6. Enemy Mine (1985) director
  7. Shattered (1991) director, screenwriter, producer
  8. In the Line of Fire (1993) director, executive producer.
  9. Outbreak (1995) producer, director.
  10. Air Force One (1997) producer, director
  11. Red Corner (1997) executive producer
  12. Das Boot (1997) - Restored director's cut.
  13. The Perfect Storm (2000) producer, director


  1. "Blechschaden" (1971, "Tatort" TV series episode for NDR)
  2. "Strandgut" (1971, "Tatort" TV series episode for NDR)
  3. "Nachtfrost" (1972, "Tatort" TV series episode for NDR)
  4. "Jagdrevier" ("Hunting Grounds") (1972, "Tatort" TV series episode for NDR) - First work with Jürgen Prochnow.
  5. "Stellenweise Glatteis" (1975, WDR) - Two-part TV movie.
  6. "Kurzschluss" ("Short Circuit") (1975, "Tatort" TV series episode for NDR)
  7. "Vier gegen die Bank" (1976, WDR/Bavaria) - TV movie.
  8. "Reifezeugnis" ("Diploma") (1976, "Tatort" TV series episode for NDR) - Nastassja Kinski got her start in this TV production.
  9. "Planübung" (1977, WDR/Bavaria) - TV movie.
Source: http://www.german-way.com/german/petersen.html

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