Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Remembering Bernhard Wicki

Bernhard Wicki was born on October 28, 1919 in St. Pölten, Austria and studied in Breslau. He then attended drama school in Berlin but spent most of World War II in prison. After the end of World War II, he starred in many films such as “Die letzte Brücke (1953) and “Es geschah am 20. Juli” (1955). He also became a well known photographer. Wicki started as a director in 1958 with “Warum sind sie gegen uns?” He attained International recognition for his anti-war film “Die Brücke”. Bernhard appeared in only one Euro-western “Carlos” (1971). Wicki died of heart failure on January 3, 2000 in Munich, Germany. Today we celebrate what would have been his 90th birthday.

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