Enno Patalas

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Enno Patalas (born 15 October 1929 in Quakenbrück, Germany) is a German film historian, collector, and expert[1] film preservationist. A former head of the Munich Film Museum,[2] his restorations include silent films such as Metropolis,[1] M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder and Die Nibelungen, all directed by Fritz Lang. Patalas also restored the film The Battleship Potemkin for viewing at the Berlin Film Festival in 2005.[3]

He, along with director Ulrich Gregor, wrote the influential film history book Geschichte des Films (History of Films).[4]


  1. ^ a b "Rediscovering Utopia - Lost Scenes Restore Lang's Original Vision of 'Metropolis'". Der Spiegel. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Putting on the Fritz". The Village Voice. 4 April 2000. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Battleship Potemkin' To Debut In February". Gadsden Times. 30 December 2004. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ermutiger des unabhängigen Films: Ulrich Gregor wird 75". Schwäbische Zeitung (in German). 17 September 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2010. [permanent dead link]

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