Peter Fitz

Peter Fitz (8 August 1931 - 10 January 2013) was a German stage and film actor. Fitz completed an apprenticeship at the drama school of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg in the 1950s. In the 1960s, engagements at the Schauspiel Frankfurt theatre followed. Director Peter Stein brought him into the ensemble of the Berlin Schaubühne theatre, where he worked under the direction of Stein as well as Klaus Michael Grüber. In the course of his career, Fitz performed at all major German-language venues, such as the Vienna Burgtheater, the Munich Kammerspiele, Berlin's Schiller Theater, as well as the Salzburg Festival. In 1980 and 1983, he was voted Actor of the Year by the editors of Theater heute magazine. Fitz' theater work took precedence throughout his career, but he also appeared in a number of films and television productions. Some of these include the 1987 film Au revoir les enfants and The Wannsee Conference in 1984. In 1996, Fitz was nominated for the German Film Award for his portrayal of Reinhold Schünzel in Hans-Christoph Blumenberg's Beim nächsten Kuß knall’ ich ihn nieder. Fitz was also known to a broad television audience through crime films and series, as well as for his voice acting work. Peter Fitz died in his Berlin apartment on 10 January 2013 at the age of 81. He was the father of actress Hendrikje Fitz (1961–2016) and actor Florian Fitz (born 1967). His is buried in the Waldfriedhof Zehlendorf Berlin forest cemetery. His daughter was buried next ...

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Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

OriginalDramaticMind blowingBrilliant

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Gaspard Manesse  •  Raphael Fejtö  •  Francine Racette  •  Philippe Morier-Genoud

Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Gaspard Manesse  •  Raphael Fejtö  •  Francine Racette  •  Philippe Morier-Genoud

23 (1998)

The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to discuss conspiracy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans-Christian Schmid
CAST:  Fabian Busch  •  August Diehl  •  Dieter Landuris  •  Jan-Gregor Kremp

The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to discuss conspiracy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans-Christian Schmid
CAST:  Fabian Busch  •  August Diehl  •  Dieter Landuris  •  Jan-Gregor Kremp

Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

Thought provokingMindless

This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around the circus tent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Béla Tarr
CAST:  Lars Rudolph  •  Peter Fitz  •  Hanna Schygulla  •  Alfréd Járai

This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around the circus tent, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Béla Tarr
CAST:  Lars Rudolph  •  Peter Fitz  •  Hanna Schygulla  •  Alfréd Járai

Wer spinnt denn da, Herr Doktor? (1981)

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CAST:  Otto Sander  •  Peter Fitz  •  Hannelore Elsner  •  Sunnyi Melles

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CAST:  Otto Sander  •  Peter Fitz  •  Hannelore Elsner  •  Sunnyi Melles

Dr. M (1990)

In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Jan Niklas  •  Hanns Zischler

In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Chabrol
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Jan Niklas  •  Hanns Zischler

14 Days to Life (1997)

Konrad von Seidlitz is a young yuppie lawyer currently celebrating his engagement with Cornelia, daughter of minister of justice Volkerts. As a public relations gag, he hasn't paid his parking fines for two years and now insists on being sentenced to jail for two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Suso Richter
CAST:  Kai Wiesinger  •  Michael Mendl  •  Katharina Meinecke  •  Axel Pape

Konrad von Seidlitz is a young yuppie lawyer currently celebrating his engagement with Cornelia, daughter of minister of justice Volkerts. As a public relations gag, he hasn't paid his parking fines for two years and now insists on being sentenced to jail for two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Suso Richter
CAST:  Kai Wiesinger  •  Michael Mendl  •  Katharina Meinecke  •  Axel Pape

Ein Sommer in Paris (2011)

Clara and her boyfriend break up their relationship in Paris. She stays a few days in the city, where he meets a man who offers her work. But, unexpectedly, love again knocking on her door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorgo Papavassiliou
CAST:  Anica Dobra  •  Pasquale Aleardi  •  Liane Forestieri  •  Peter Fitz

Clara and her boyfriend break up their relationship in Paris. She stays a few days in the city, where he meets a man who offers her work. But, unexpectedly, love again knocking on her door.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorgo Papavassiliou
CAST:  Anica Dobra  •  Pasquale Aleardi  •  Liane Forestieri  •  Peter Fitz

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DIRECTION:  Markus Imboden
CAST:  Hinnerk Schönemann  •  Mira Bartuschek

Heinrich (1977)

The life and struggles of the German writer Heinrich von Kleist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helma Sanders-Brahms
CAST:  Heinrich Giskes  •  Grischa Huber  •  Hannelore Hoger  •  Lina Carstens

The life and struggles of the German writer Heinrich von Kleist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helma Sanders-Brahms
CAST:  Heinrich Giskes  •  Grischa Huber  •  Hannelore Hoger  •  Lina Carstens

z.B. ... Otto Spalt (1988)

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DIRECTION:  René Perraudin
CAST:  Otto Sander  •  Rolf Zacher  •  Alfred Edel  •  Romy Haag

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DIRECTION:  René Perraudin
CAST:  Otto Sander  •  Rolf Zacher  •  Alfred Edel  •  Romy Haag

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DIRECTION:  Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
CAST:  Peter Fitz  •  Ilja Richter  •  Ulrich Tukur  •  Bettina Kupfer

Planet der Kannibalen (2001)

A television reporter searches for alien life forms and gets entangeled in a web of intrigue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
CAST:  Florian Lukas  •  Vadim Glowna  •  Barbara Auer  •  Heikko Deutschmann

A television reporter searches for alien life forms and gets entangeled in a web of intrigue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
CAST:  Florian Lukas  •  Vadim Glowna  •  Barbara Auer  •  Heikko Deutschmann

Between Two Wars (1978)

A film about the time of the blast furnances - 1917 - 1933 - about the development of an industry, about a perfect machinery which had to run itself to the point of its own destruction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harun Farocki
CAST:  Ingemo Engström  •  Jeff Layton  •  Reneé Schlesier  •  Stephan Mattusch

A film about the time of the blast furnances - 1917 - 1933 - about the development of an industry, about a perfect machinery which had to run itself to the point of its own destruction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harun Farocki
CAST:  Ingemo Engström  •  Jeff Layton  •  Reneé Schlesier  •  Stephan Mattusch

All Out (1991)

Angelo and two of his buddies set out to rob a Swiss bank, and from the start things don't go well. The man driving the getaway car packed up and left before anyone could connect him with the crime, and Angelo's other partner got shot and killed. The best he can do ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Koerfer
CAST:  Dexter Fletcher  •  Fabienne Babe  •  Uwe Ochsenknecht  •  Peter Fitz

Angelo and two of his buddies set out to rob a Swiss bank, and from the start things don't go well. The man driving the getaway car packed up and left before anyone could connect him with the crime, and Angelo's other partner got shot and killed. The best he can do ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Koerfer
CAST:  Dexter Fletcher  •  Fabienne Babe  •  Uwe Ochsenknecht  •  Peter Fitz

Silent Resident (2008)

At some point in the not-so-distant future, an unnamed European city has evolved into a bizarre dystopian metropolis, whose residents inhabit towering utopian high-rises and work, collectively, in a single compound.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Frosch
CAST:  Brigitte Hobmeier  •  Johanna Wokalek  •  Martin Wuttke  •  Xaver Hutter

At some point in the not-so-distant future, an unnamed European city has evolved into a bizarre dystopian metropolis, whose residents inhabit towering utopian high-rises and work, collectively, in a single compound.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Frosch
CAST:  Brigitte Hobmeier  •  Johanna Wokalek  •  Martin Wuttke  •  Xaver Hutter

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DIRECTION:  Konrad Sabrautzky
CAST:  Sophie von Kessel  •  Rolf Hoppe  •  Peter Lohmeyer  •  Tilo Prückner

The Knickerbocker Gang: The Talking Grave (1994)

What are the Knickerbocker Band doing at midnight in the cemetery? Is a spirit really speaking form the sinister grave? Why does Melissa, daughter of the dead sorcerer, receive threats? Has it all to do with the mysterious legacy of the magician?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marijan David Vajda
CAST:  Rebecca Keeling  •  Mathias Rothammer  •  Aled Roberts  •  Olivia Hallinan

What are the Knickerbocker Band doing at midnight in the cemetery? Is a spirit really speaking form the sinister grave? Why does Melissa, daughter of the dead sorcerer, receive threats? Has it all to do with the mysterious legacy of the magician?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marijan David Vajda
CAST:  Rebecca Keeling  •  Mathias Rothammer  •  Aled Roberts  •  Olivia Hallinan
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