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Walter Ruttmann


1887 - 1941

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The director Walter Ruttmann first studied art and architecture before he entered the film business where he realised so-called experimental movies as a director from 1921.

To his movies as a director belong "Opus I + II" (21), "Der Sieger" (21), "Traumspiel" (25), "Spiel der Wellen" (26), "Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grossstadt" (27) and "Melodie der Welt" (29).

He realised other movies as a director in the 30s with "Feind im Blut" (30), "Metall des Himmels" (35), "Schiff in Not" (36), "Helden der Küste" (37) and "Im Dienste der Menschheit" (38).

One year before his death he also shot the movies "Deutsche Panzer" (40) and "Aberglaube" (40).

Besides his activity as a director Walter Ruttmann was also active in different other functions in the film business.
For some of his movies he was also working as an editor, screen writer, producer and animation artist.

But he also worked for other directors, among others he was the cinematographer for the sequence of the Dream of the falcon in Fritz Lang's monumental movie "Die Nibelungen: Siegfried" (24), he worked for the silhouette movie "Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed" (26) directed by Lotte Reiniger and again as a cinematographer for Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (27).

He advised Leni Riefenstahl and took part in the screen play for her "Triumph des Willens" (35).

Walter Ruttmann died in 1941 because of the result of an operation.


Other movies from Walter Ruttmann (Director):
Das Wunder (22) Opus III (24) Opus IV (25) Das wiedergefundene Paradies (25) Der Aufstieg (26) Dort, wo der Rhein... (27) Die Kapelle Etté spielt den Ramona (29) Des Haares und der Liebe Wellen (29) Weekend (30) In der Nacht (31) Acciaio (33) Blut und Boden (33) Altgermanische Bauernkultur (34) Stadt Stuttgart – 100. Cannstätter Volksfest (35) Stuttgart (35) Düsseldorf (36) Mannesmann (37) Im Zeichen der Küste (37) Im Zeichen des Vedrtrauens (38) Henkel (38) Deutsche Wafenschmieden (40)

Writer:
Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grossstadt (27) Feind im Blut (30) Acciaio (33) Schiff in Not (36) Helden der Küste (37) Im zeichen des Vertrauens (28) Im Dienste der Menschheit (38) Aberglaube (40)

Cutter:
Opus I + II (21) Opus II (24) Opus IV (25) Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grossstadt (27) Das weisse Stadion (28) Melodie der Welt (29) Feind im Blut (30) Acciaio (33)

Animation:
Opus I + II (21) Opus III (24) Lebende Buddhas (25) Opus IV (25) Der Aufstieg (26)

Producer:
Opus I + II (21) Opus III (24) Opus IV (25)

Actor:
The Storming of La Sarraz (29)

 
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