Ludwig Berger (director)

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Ludwig Berger
Born(1892-01-06)6 January 1892
Mainz, German Empire
Died18 May 1969(1969-05-18) (aged 77)
Schlangenbad, West Germany
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, cinematographer
Years active1920–1969

Ludwig Berger (born Ludwig Bamberger; 6 January 1892 – 18 May 1969) was a German-Jewish[1] film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.He directed 36 films between 1920 and 1969. Berger began working in the German film industry during the Weimar Republic. At Decla-Bioscop and later UFA he established a reputation as a leading director of silent films. He emigrated to Hollywood, but was unable to establish himself and returned to Europe. He subsequently worked both in France and Germany. He was a member of the jury at the 6th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Berger also translated a few plays of Shakespeare, including Cymbeline, Hamlet, and Timon of Athens.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegbert Salomon Prawer, Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933, Berghahn Books (2007), p. 211
  2. ^ "6th Berlin International Film Festival: Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 25 December 2009.
  3. ^ Blinn, Hansjürgen; Schmidt, Wolf Gerhard (2003). Shakespeare-deutsch: Bibliographie der Übersetzungen und Bearbeitungen (in German). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag. ISBN 3503061932. OCLC 53376469.

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