Bruno Ganz, 1941-2019
The Swiss-born actor became a star through his work in German cinema, teaming up with director Wim Wenders on The American Friend and Wings of Desire. He later starred as Hitler in the historical drama Downfall and played the lead in the Palme d'Or-winning Eternity and a Day.
Staff Pick of the Day
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock's first color film was adapted from a stage play by no less than Hume Cronyn. Loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case, the plot concerns two implicitly homosexual college chums, heads filled with Nietzschean philosophy by their kindly professor. The pair kill a third friend just for the thrill of it, and hide the body in a chest in the middle of their apartment, then perversely arrange to hold a dinner party around the chest, inviting the victim's family, friends and fiancee, as well as the professor.