The Directors: Wolfgang Peterson (2000)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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After establishing himself as one of the leading directors in German television, Wolfgang Petersen earned an international reputation with his film Das Boot; while originally shot as a television miniseries, condensed to feature length the movie became a worldwide hit and established Petersen as a talent to watch. The success of Das Boot brought Petersen to America, where he created a series of box-office hits, including In the Line of Fire, Outbreak, Air Force One, and The Perfect Storm. The Directors: Wolfgang Petersen examines Petersen's career in filmmaking and his working methods; the film includes interviews with a number of actors who have worked with Petersen, including Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and Diane Lane.