tv Kino - KINO-SPEZIAL with Wolfgang Petersen Deutsche Welle April 26, 2018 11:15pm-11:31pm CEST
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on topics such as hit and run accidents blackmail and rate more than twenty five million viewers watched his one nine hundred seventy seven t.v. movie if i thought so i guess about a sexual relationship between a teacher and pupil. four years later came the feature film that attracted the attention of hollywood does sport it was nominated for six oscars and although it didn't win any it did open plenty of doors for paid as. the german director began working with some of us cinemas biggest stars he made the action film air force one starring harrison ford. the perfect storm with george clooney and his historical epic troy with brad pitt. but then his disaster movie poseidon ran aground at the box office capsizing
peterson's career. it took ten years for the director now seventy five years old to make another film and this time he's returned to germany the visiting his own comedy fear gagandeep bank from one nine hundred seventy six to twenty sixteen remake features some of the country's biggest stars the plot involves four men taking revenge on a bank manager who has swindled them out of their savings. ok. yes i'm here now with wolfgang peters and thank you for coming to quito. i've entered a number of directors and it often is the case that directors seem to have a very key film that they saw me when they were a child that are a huge influence on them and change somehow the way they look at movies in the way they look at life i wonder if you have that experience i mean it was a film maybe in your childhood that
a particular influence on you yes it was there was one first of all i went when i was a child like ten twelve years old in the early fifty's in germany when all these american films came to germany after the war right and i was a mess and rise by american films i saw so many and my specialty was western of course and my guy in my film was gary cooper gary cooper and. i you know. terrorists left him to face or i was impressed as a little boy to see that a man. who is afraid. and is about to walk away when these three guys come out of jail to go and go after him and kill him that he turns around and does that anyway remember. always i saw the little sweat on his forehead when he was walking alone through the streets and i was impressed by
that i thought that as a true hero a man who is afraid but he does it anyway what is it about that that type of hero that fascinates you yeah well i like it's his i think i like about it's human it's not like a cartoon hero it's a human being and that tells us human beings like you and me or a twelve year old boy can some learn something about. you you can be very harrowing and good if you overcome your fear and in films like in the line of fire for example with clint eastwood you see it very clearly is what is is you know similarly kind of nervous and sort of afraid of this markovitch guy and what might happen to him but he does it anyway he goes after him.
was the first degree moral imperative behind the sort of questions that you like. well yeah i mean. there has very much to do with the situation in germany after the war we learnt at school for example we didn't really learn about the past about the nazi time and so they always avoided my parents our parents they already talked about that it was always this kind of don't look back in germany around the time it was all come clear not explained not that there was no moral there there was no understanding why and things have them in these films there was a clarity about it especially in western about what is good and what is bad what do you have to fight it's very clear moral compasses you can take out of these films and imagine please when you've also worked with you a whole list of the biggest stars in hollywood george clooney brad pitt harrison ford who surprised you the most of the of the very stars you work with and you find
something that was more surprising. i've was very surprised about the insecurity of dustin hoffman what i was surprised about is that he is very much more like coming more like like like a stage actor he had always problems with very simple things like turning around and having a special look over your shoulder and you know the typical movie star movements and he had he he was very insecure about it so you know with dustin of big dust it off i very often had to really take years ahead and still does that look i do it for you and i couldn't believe that here i am. acting a thing for destiny hofmann to show him how to do it it was kind of embarrassed to do it but but but he like that when you look back of your quite lustrous hollywood career what are you most proud of and what are you most i don't know embarrassed or disappointed by or there's not so much disappointing things i mean i am very proud
of that i did a movie that i could do and i could do it on a big scale that was perfect storm that was a concept that was very very tough to get through the movie to the studio system because it was expensive because it was the biggest storm ever shown in the story i mean six guys on the andrea gail bought who at the end as we all know die and you know we got a lot of calls from people was saying was drunk don't be crazy woman this cannot work this is a summer movie this is a big one hundred fifty million dollars movie and they all died in the knots so i said well that's the story it's a true story and we either do it or we do it the way and what we can to change them so i'm proud of that because it it worked we were right people went to come see it and it was good the other thing what i would say is what i should probably not of dharma is poseidon the from poseidon. i was at
that time in a honest on a on a roll you cannot believe it unless it was amazing in the line of fire break. air force one perfect storm troy all these films in a row of let's say in ten years were very successful as you know and one was more successful than the one before so they say welfare can do anything i mean one of us let's do this let's put given all the money that's will be fine again or it didn't it wasn't i should not have done that i think because it just doesn't work like that at some point you know you fall and. so now you know. you're the first to know everybody. well i mean your new film is four against against the bank it's your first film shot here in germany in thirty years the
first film in germany in thirty years how did that happen had to happen that you came back here to do a film i always wanted to do a comedy writing my wife for example always said you have to do a comedy often because she thought i had a sense of humor right my wife said you know what about for against the bank the t.v. film that you did in one nine hundred seventy six was very successful wouldn't that be a great movie and i said wow that's a good idea. but. i think it makes so much fun if it's sort of the if the comedy is something where everybody can relate to everybody has some kind of quarrel and problem and some. issues with banks. i. want to have some good. stories when you ask why can't you go before talking about both the movie that made you made you famous do you think it still is your most important porton film that
you've made for your family i mean. definitely so many directors have their one film where when they know where they know it's the one it's the one that changed everything for you and the one people will talk for ever about it so i'm lucky enough that i have that film what was it about this book do you think. many reasons first of all i think for the world to be forced to relate to or even with not since the submarine in the beginning when the film was screened first in los angeles and it says on the very beginning it says forty from forty thousand german submarines thirty thousand died right was a big surprise big applause and we all thought oh my god this is not going well at the end. of the film after two and a half hours. they all clapped and there was a standing ovation there for ever so the film turned this hostile audience around
and it and that is i think a quality of the film to show that war is war if you see young people die. and and then specially i think the focus you you will then brought on these characters inside the captain and all these people what brought them we did close together the friendship that they would die for each other that's a good lesson even in the worst most horrible situations something beautiful human can happen i think that touches people when they see the film and that goes way beyond being germans americans whatever that's what i guess that's what sort of what cinema can really do well and thank you so much for taking time to talk to us later that was our special with welcome peterson for more on his new film and his entire body of work you can check out our website that's all for me will be back
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