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Christian Petzold

Jaimey Fisher


In eleven feature films across two decades, Christian Petzold has established himself as the most critically celebrated director in contemporary Germany. The best-known and most influential member of the Berlin School, Petzold's career reflects the trajectory of German film from 1970s New German Cinema to more popular fare in the 1990s and back again to critically engaged and politically committed filmmaking. His combination of critical celebration and popular success underscores Petzold's singular cinematic achievement: the deliberate and shrewd negotiation of art cinema and popular Hollywood ... More

Keywords: Christian Petzold, feature films, contemporary Germany, Berlin School, German film, art cinema, global cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037986
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaimey Fisher, author
University of Calfiornia

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