A sad day for the German cultural landscape: the director Joseph Vilsmaier is dead. The Munich artist became known, among other things, with the “Brandner Kaspar”.
- Joseph Vilsmaier is dead.
- , died at the age of 81.
- , films are known throughout Germany.
Munich – The well-known director Joseph Vilsmaier is dead. On Tuesday, the Munich native died at the age of 81, as , PR agency said on Wednesday on behalf of , family.
The born in Munich came to film in 1961 as a camera assistant, later as a cameraman and participated in many productions. As Director , made , debut in 1988 with almost 50 years of life experience with the film “Herbstmilch”. Produced over the past three decades vilsmaier numerous successful films and TV productions, such as six episodes of the crime scene-Line. The most famous films include “Stalingrad” (1993), “The Story of Brandner Kaspar” (2008). In 1995 it was vilsmaier internationally known with , film “Sleeping Brother” and was even nominated for an Oscar.
Joseph Vilsmaier is dead: Herbig reacts emotionally – “This farewell hurts incredibly”
Accompanying partner and director colleague Michael “Bully” Herbig reacted calmly Vilsmaier's death and found moving words on Instagram. “Joseph, my dear friend, I will miss you so much! Your rousing laugh, your wonderful scolding, your unique stories, your sheer endless energy, your shrewdness, your big heart, just everything! This farewell hurts incredibly, your bully. “
Joseph Vilsmaier is dead: much-honored director leaves three daughters
Was awarded vilsmaier in 2006 when , received the Bavarian Film Award. Three years later , was honored with the Bavarian Prime Minister's honorary award, followed in 2014 by the Bavarian Constitutional Medal in silver. vilsmaier Until recently, , ran , own production company, Perathon Medien GmbH, in Munich-Grünwald.
The famous director leaves behind three adult daughters, , wife Dana Varova died of cervical cancer on February 5, 2009 – at the age of 41. Well, almost exactly eleven years later, too Joseph Vilsmaier goodbye forever.
, last work, the movie adaptation “The Boandlkramer and eternal love“, in the “Bully” Herbig and Hape Kerkeling participate, was still implemented.
A Hollywood director died unexpectedly last year at the age of 51, and a German cult director also died at a very old age. A well-known crime scene actor who has appeared in more than 60 productions – including “Dream Ship” and “Crime Scene” – recently died.
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