Erwin Leiser

Erwin Leiser

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Produzent
*16.05.1923 Berlin; †22.08.1996 Zürich, Schweiz

Biography

Erwin Leiser was born in Berlin in 1923 and left Germany after the November-Pogrom in 1938. He came to Sweden, studied at the university of Lund and became a journalist and writer. Since 1959 he has mainly worked as a director and author of documentary films. His first film, "Mein Kampf" (1960) was an international success and has been shown in a hundred countries. Since 1961 he has been living in Zurich, where most of his later films have been produced for cinemas and television networks in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia. His most well-known films are "Mein Kampf" (1960), "Eichmann und das dritte Reich" (1961), "Wähle das Leben" (1963), "Zum Beispiel Fritz Lang" (1968), "Die Mitläufer" (1985), "Pimpf war jeder" (1993), "Feindbilder" (1995), "Otto John: Eine deutsche Geschichte" (1995) and "Zehn Brüder sind wir gewesen" (TV, 1995). Erwin Leiser died on August 22, 1996.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

Filmography

1995 Otto John - Eine deutsche Geschichte
Director, Screenplay, Commentary, Interviews, Producer
 
1995 Feindbilder
Director, Screenplay
 
1995 Zehn Brüder sind wir gewesen
Director, Screenplay
 
1993 UFA. Mythos und Wirklichkeit
Participation, Director, Screenplay, Commentary
 
1992/1993 Pimpf war jeder
Director, Screenplay
 
1992 75 Jahre UFA - Mythos und Wirklichkeit
Director
 
1988 Jenseits von Blau
Co-Producer
 
1988 Die Feuerprobe - Novemberpogrom 1938
Voice, Director, Screenplay, Commentary, Interviews
 
1986 James Rosenquist
Director
 
1985 Hiroshima - Erinnern und Verdrängen
Director
 
1983/1984 Die Mitläufer
Director, Screenplay
 
1978 Die versunkenen Welten des Roman Vishniac
Director, Screenplay
 
1973 Ich lebe in der Gegenwart. Versuch über Hans Richter
Director
 
1972 Keine Welt für Kinder
Director, Producer
 
1968 Zum Beispiel Fritz Lang
Director
 
1968 Rhythmus 21-68. Hans Richter filmt und malt
Director
 
1967/1968 Deutschland, erwache!
Director, Screenplay
 
1965 Der 30. Januar 1945 (Kolberg)
Director, Creative supervisor
 
1964 Montage 1919
Director
 
1963 Wähle das Leben
Director, Screenplay
 
1960/1961 Eichmann und das Dritte Reich
Director, Screenplay
 
1960 Avigdor Arikha - Das hungrige Auge
Director, Screenplay
 
1959/1960 Mein Kampf / Den Blodiga tiden
Director, Screenplay, Commentary, Editing
 

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