Diesel (film)

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Directed by Gerhard Lamprecht
Produced by Richard H. Riedel
Written by Eugen Diesel (book)
Richard H. Riedel
Frank Thieß
Gerhard Lamprecht
Starring Willy Birgel
Hilde Weissner
Paul Wegener
Josef Sieber
Music by Hans-Otto Borgmann
Cinematography Georg Krause
Edited by Wolfgang Wehrum
Distributed by UFA
Release dates
13 November 1942
Running time
109 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

Diesel is a 1942 German biographical film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Willy Birgel, Hilde Weissner and Paul Wegener. It portrays the life of Rudolf Diesel the German inventor of the diesel engine.[1] It was one of a series of prestigious biopics made in Nazi Germany portraying genius inventors or artists struggling against the societies in which they live. The film was based on a biography by Eugen Diesel, one of Diesel's children. The film's sets were designed by art director Erich Kettelhut.



  1. ^ Fox p.100


  • Fox, Jo. Film Propaganda in Britain and Nazi Germany: World War II Cinema. Berg, 2007.

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