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Best Directors From German Expressionism

The Massive Film Movement from Germany, which had taken place between in 1920s which had brought German Cinema in to the lime light of World Cinema. Those movies were exotic and hard-realistic which still are a textbook for Film Noir Movies. Here is the list of best directors who carried torch for German expressionism.

Fritz Lang

M. Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914, he traveled in Europe, and he would later claim, also in Asia and North Africa. He ...

F.W. Murnau

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. He studied art and literature history at the University of Heidelberg. During World War I, he was a combat pilot.

Robert Wiene

Robert Wiene was born on April 24, 1873 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. He was a writer and director, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Crime and Punishment (1923) and Der Rosenkavalier (1925). He died on July 17, 1938 in Paris, France.

Paul Wegener

Paul Wegener was born on December 11, 1874 in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for The Golem (1920), The Golem (1915) and The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917). He was married to Greta Schröder, Lyda Salmonova, Änny Hindermann, Ida Ahlers and Elisabeth Rohwer. He died on September 13, 1948 in Berlin, Germany.