German pics honed helmer's edge

Kingsley, Simon
April 2006
Daily Variety;4/27/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 18, pA4
Trade Publication
The article reports that German-born American director Wolfgang Petersen trained on German films and television programs. His 1973 film "Smog" won the Prix Italia and the Futura Silver Award in Berlin, Germany. In 1974, he won the German Film Award for newcomer director. He learned suspense-telling skills on the "Scene of the Crime" television series. His miniseries "Das Boot" launched his international career.


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