Peter Zeitlinger

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Peter Zeitlinger is an accomplished filmmaker whose career encompasses cinematography, directing, producing, writing and editing. Zeitlinger has worked with Werner Herzog since 1995 when he was director of photography on the director's documentary Death For Five Voices. That film began an intensive collaboration that has yielded such documentaries... See full bio »

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Known For

Queen of the Desert Cinematographer
Rescue Dawn Cinematographer
Grizzly Man Cinematographer


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 2021 L'angelo dei muri (director of photography)
 2020 Sanremo
 2019 The Master Butcher (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... (location dop)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (location dop)
 2019 Tommaso
 2019 Jaroslav Kucera- A Portrait (Documentary)
 2018 All World is One (Short)
 2018 Ballad of a Righteous Merchant (Documentary)
 2018 Future World
 2017 Cabin at the River (Short)
 2017 Ritorneremo (Short)
 2016 Into the Inferno (Documentary)
 2016 Salt and Fire
 2015 Queen of the Desert (director of photography)
 2015 Somewhere Nowadays (Short) (director of photography)
 2014 Red Army (Documentary)
 2013 Tom Turbo
 2013/I Angélique (director of photography)
 2013 The Forbidden Woman (TV Movie)
 2013 From One Second to the Next (Documentary short)
 2012 Hated
 2012 Afrika ruft nach dir (TV Movie)
 2012 Verfolgt - Der kleine Zeuge (TV Movie)
 2012 Oma wider Willen (TV Movie)
 2011 Into the Abyss (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2007-2011 Das Traumhotel (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Tobago (2011)
- China (2008)
- Karibik (2008)
- Afrika (2007)
 2010 Tontine Massacre (Video)
 2010 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2010 Auftrag in Afrika (TV Movie)
 2010 Männer lügen nicht (TV Movie)
 2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (director of photography)
 2009 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (director of photography)
 2008 Mikado
 2007 Encounters at the End of the World (Documentary)
 2006 Rescue Dawn (director of photography)
 2005 Die Liebe eines Priesters (TV Movie)
 2005 Grizzly Man (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2004 Der Bestseller - Wiener Blut (TV Movie)
 2004 Männer im gefährlichen Alter (TV Movie)
 2003 Plötzlich wieder 16 (TV Movie)
 2003 Wheel of Time (Documentary)
 2002 Einspruch für die Liebe (TV Movie)
 2001 Aszendent Liebe (TV Movie)
 2001 Bargeld lacht (TV Movie)
 2001 Invincible (director of photography)
 2001 The Tanker (TV Movie)
 2000 Die Clowns
 1997-2000 Der Kapitän (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1999 Wings of Hope (TV Movie documentary)
 1996-1999 Die Straßen von Berlin (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Falschgeld (1999)
- CQ 371 (1999)
- Das rote Pulver (1999)
- Endstation (1998)
 1999 My Best Fiend (Documentary)
 1998-1999 MA 2412 (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Karriere (1999)
- Urlaub (1999)
- Auto (1999)
- Sex (1999)
- Sucht (1999)
 1998 Kaisermühlen Blues (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Schlussakkord (1998)
- Aufsteiger (1998)
- Alles Walzer (1998)
 1998 Hell Ride (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Flucht aus Laos (1998)
 1997 Singles (TV Series) (1997)
 1997 Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Documentary)
 1996 Pictures at an Exhibition (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Animal Love (Documentary)
 1996 Die Angst vor der Idylle (TV Movie)
 1995 Auf immer und ewig (TV Series) (1995)
 1995 Drei Sekunden Ewigkeit (TV Movie)
 1995 Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 The Last Real Men (Documentary)
 1994 Tief oben
 1993 Dieses naive Verlangen (TV Movie)
 1993 Die Wahlkämpfer (Documentary)
 1993 Operation Dunarea (TV Series)
 1993 Losses to Be Expected (Documentary)
 1992 The Neighbor
 1992 Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht (TV Series)
 1990 Tunnelkind
 1985 Abschied von Hölderlin (Short)
 1984 Foreign Land (Short)
 1978 Katharina Blum (Short)
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In both documentary and fiction films, I see the world as it is and the mechanics behind it, but I have to condense reality into images, into scenes. I have to transform reality into events on the screen, because "life as it is" is just very, very boring: there's no tension, there's no rhythm, there are too many empty moments.[2015] See more »

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