#1: From doc [2013]

#3: [Right] with dir Douglas Wolfsperger [2003]

 

   


IGOR LUTHER

 

Born: 5 August 1942, Sv. Jakub [now part of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia], Czechoslovakia.

Education: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts [FAMU], Prague [1961-66].

Career: Went to West-Germany in 1969.

Ph music videos dir by Ester Krumbachová.

His son David was his focus puller and is now a doph who studied at the FAMU, Prague, and the NFTS, London. His brother Miloslav 'Slavo' [1945-] is a film director.

Appeared in the doc 'Wajda's Danton' [1982, Tomasz Pobóg-Malinowski; ph: Witold Stok].

Awards: Bundesfilmpreis in Gold [1972] for 'Eins'; Bundesfilmpreis in Gold [1977] for 'Die Eroberung der Zitadelle' & 'Der Fangschuß'; Czech 'Lion' Award nom [1998] for 'Postel'.


 

 FILMS

1966

Predpoved': Nula [Elo Havetta] b&w; short/45m; prod FAMU

1967

Kristove roky/Crucial Years/The Years of Christ [Juraj Jakubisko] b&w

1967

L'homme qui ment/Muz, ktorý luze/The Man Who Lies/Der Lügner [Alain Robbe-Grillet] b&w

1968

Agosto '68/August '68 [William Berg] b&w-c; doc about 'The Living Theatre'/90m

1968

Sommersprossen/Beyond Control/What a Way to Die [Helmut Förnbacher] c; cph: Hans Zweifel

1969

Vtackovia, siroty a blázni/Birds, Orphans and Fools [Juraj Jakubisko] c

1969

L'Éden et après/Eden and After [Alain Robbe-Grillet] c

1969

Köpfchen in das Wasser - Schwänzchen in die Höh' [Helmut Förnbacher] c

1969

o.k. [Michael Verhoeven] b&w; cph: Claus Neumann

1970

Beiß mich Liebling! [Helmut Förnbacher] c

1970

Wer im Glashaus liebt... der Graben [Michael Verhoeven] c

1971

Eins/Opus 5, Symphonie Nr. 1/One [Ulrich Schamoni] c

1973

Chapeau Claque/Top Hat [Ulrich Schamoni] c

1974

Das zweite Leben des Martin Sperr [Stanislav Barabás] c; doc/17m

1974

Orpheus in der Unterwelt [Joachim Hess] 70mm/c; opera film/106m

1975

Das Rückendekolleté [Jan Nemec] c

1975

MitGift/Killing Me Softly [Michael Verhoeven] c

1975

Die Eroberung der Zitadelle [Bernhard Wicki] c

1976

Der Fangschuß/Le coup de grâce [Volker Schlöndorff] b&w

1976

Stille Post [Ivan Steiger] ?; short/?m

1976

Slavers/Die Sklavenjäger [Jürgen Goslar] c; 2uc: Keith Dunkley

1977

Rückkehr [Vojtech Jasný] ?; 2 seg: 'Die Rückkehr des alten Herrn' & 'Mein seliger Onkel'

1978

Zwischengleis/Yesterday's Tomorrow [Wolfgang Staudte] c

1978

Das Traumhaus [- Auf der Suche nach einem besseren Leben] [Ulrich Schamoni] c

1978

Die Blechtrommel/The Tin Drum [Volker Schlöndorff] c

1979

Der Kandidat/The Candidate [Volker Schlöndorff, Stefan Aust, Alexander Kluge & Alexander von Eschwege] b&w-c; doc/129m; cph: Thomas Mauch, Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein, Werner Lüring & Bodo Kessler

1981

Die Fälschung/False Witness/Circle of Deceit [Volker Schlöndorff] c; 2uc: Franz Rath & Marian Sloboda

1981

Fürchte dich nicht, Jakob!/Fear Not, Jacob! [Radu Gabrea] c

1981

Parsifal [Hans Jürgen Syberberg & (artistic superv) Bernard Sobel] c; 255m

1982

Krieg und Frieden/War and Peace [Alexander Kluge, Stefan Aust, Axel Engstfeld & Volker Schlöndorff] 16mm+35mm+v-to-35mm/c; 11 seg; ph seg #4-8 dir by V. Schlöndorff; cph: Franz Rath; other ph: Werner Lüring, Thomas Mauch & Bernd Mosblech

1982

Danton/L'affaire Danton/Sprawa Dantona [Andrzej Wajda] c

1983

Eine Liebe in Deutschland/A Love in Germany [Andrzej Wajda] c

1986

Der Joker/Lethal Obsession [Peter Patzak] c; cph: Dietrich Lohmann

1987

Seobe/Migrations [Aleksandar Petrovic] c; cph: Wit Dabal

1989

The Handmaid's Tale/Die Geschichte der Dienerin [Volker Schlöndorff] c

1989

[Gavre Princip -] Himmel unter Steinen/Death of a Schoolboy [Peter Patzak] c

1991

The Michael Nyman Songbook [Volker Schlöndorff] b&w-c; mus doc/55m

1992

Inge, April und Mai [Wolfgang Kohlhaase & Gabriele Denecke] c

1992

Das Ei ist eine geschissene Gottesgabe [Dagmar Wagner] b&w-c; doc/85m

1993

Night of the Archer/Don't Hurt Me! [Paul Nicholas] c

1994

The Cold Light of Day/Tod im kalten Morgenlicht [Rudolf van den Berg] c; 2uc: Stanislav Dorsik

1995

Gift [Karin Köster] ?; short/?m

1997

Postel/The Bed/Das Bett/Unter Frauen [Oskar Reif] Hawk Scope/b&w

1997

Balkan Island: The Last Story of the Century [Lordan Zafranovic] L. Zafranovic: 'I am preparing an ambitious movie, 'Balkan Island', about the war in Bosnia. That movie is interlaced with opera, music, things outside war, in order to demonstrate that art can fight war. However, we had to start and stop three times, because the movie was expensive for Czech conditions. Most recently, we were in Bitola, in Macedonia. All the sets were complete, but our main financial supporter from Monte Carlo went bankrupt during the Russian financial crisis. But, I shall complete that movie sooner or later.' [2002]

1997

Hure [Florian Gallenberger] c; short/6m

1997

Der Pullover [Roland Willaert] c; short/9m

1997

Requiem für eine romantische Frau/Requiem for a Romantic Woman [Dagmar Knöpfel] c

1998

Praha ocima/Prague Stories [seg #4 'Riziko/The Dive' dir by Artemio Benki] c; 4 seg; other ph: Martin Strba

1998

Sunset in Venice [Spiro Taraviras] c; short/15m

1999

Luppo und der Muezzin [Dagmar Wagner] 16mm/c

1999

Suriyothai/The Legend of Suriyothai [Chatrichalerm Yukoi] c; cph: Stanislav Dorsic & Anupap Boachan; prod 1998-2001

1999

Nocní hovory s matkou/Late Night Talks with Mother [Jan Nemec] dv-to-35mm/b&w-c; doc/69m; co-2uc; ph: Jan Nemec

1999

Feuer in Berlin [?] in development; status unknown

2000

Tea Tattoo [Robert Schmitz-Gill] c; short/15m

2001

Ostrov na strese/Island on the Roof [Artemio Benki] c; short/12m

2001

Mystic Church [Catharina Roland] c; short/12m

2002

Some People Can [Thorsten Baier] s35/c; short/15m

2002

Die Blutritter/Riders of the Sacred Blood [Douglas Wolfsperger] b&w-c; doc/86m; filmed 2002-03

2002

Intrusion/Aire de repos/Resting Place [Artemio Benki] scope/c; short/25m

2003

Badenheim [Menahem Golan] prod start announced for March, later September, later February 2004; status unknown

2003

The Bad Movie [David Burmeister] HD (Panasonic)/b&w; short/15m; cph: Thorsten Baier; 2uc: David Köhler

2004

War'n Sie schon mal in mich verliebt? [Douglas Wolfsperger] DigiBeta-to-35mm/b&w-c; doc/80m

2005

Serko [Joël Farges] Hawk Scope/c

 

[Right] with dir Douglas Wolfsperger

"Der lange Weg ans Licht"

 

2006

Der lange Weg ans Licht [Douglas Wolfsperger] scope/c; doc/102m; cph: Ute Freund

2006

L... kot ljubezen/L... Like Love [Janja Glogovac] c

2007

Frei: Gespielt - Mehmet Scholl. Über das Spiel hinaus [Eduard Augustin & Ferdinand Neumayr] dv/c; doc/84m; cph: Thorsten Baier; 2uc (Sony F750): Martin Noweck

 

[Left] with dir Miloslav Luther - "Tango s komármi"

 

2008

Tango s komármi/Tango s komáry/Mosquitoes' Tango [Miloslav Luther] c

2012

Wiedersehen mit Brundibar/Brundibar Revisited [Douglas Wolfsperger] HD/b&w-c; doc/88m; cph: Frank Amann

2012

Krok do tmy/A Step Into the Dark [Miloslav Luther] 16mm/c

2015

Teslafy.Me [Janja Glogovac] b&w-c; doc/90m; cph: J. Glogovac, Milan Maric, Matjaz Kenda & Miha Sitar

 

 TELEVISION

1969

Der ewige Gatte/Vecný manzel [Stanislav Barabás] tvm/b&w-c

1970

Jonas oder Der Künstler bei der Arbeit [Stanislav Barabás] tvm/b&w

1971

Einfach sterben [Stanislav Barabás] tvm

1971

Sparks in Neu-Grönland [Joachim Hess] tvm

1971

Pilatus und andere - Ein Film für Karfreitag [Andrzej Wajda] tvm; cph: Pfeffer Sam

1972

Die Erbschaft [Stanislav Barabás] tvm

1972

Der Leuchtturm [Vojtech Jasný] tvm

1972

Inferno [Stanislav Barabás] tvm

1972

Immobilien [Otto Jägersberg] tvm; ep series 'Das Fernsehspiel der Gegenwart'

1973

Im Zeichen der Kälte [Uwe Brandner] tvm

1973

Frühlingsfluten [Vojtech Jasný] tvm

1973

Ein unheimlich starker Abgang [Michael Verhoeven] tvm; also theatrical version 'Sonja schafft die Wirklichkeit ab oder ein unheimlich starker Abgang' (1973)

1973

Ein Fall für Goron [Oswald Dópke] tvm

1973

Die zweite Ermordung des Hundes [Peter Schulze-Rohr] tvm

1973

Münchner Geschichten [ep #8 'Geschäft ist Geschäft' & #9 'Ois anders' dir by Helmut Dietl] 9-part series; other ph: Jerzy Lipman (ep #1, #3-4 & #6-7) & Ingo Hamer (ep #2 & 5)

1974

Tod eines Mannequins [Jörg Eggers] tvm

1974

Die Ohrfeige [Mischa Gallé] tvm/b&w/40m

1974

[Das Leben des schizophrenen Dichters] Alexander März [Vojtech Jasný] tvm

1976

Was ich mache, macht keiner in Deutschland [Jan Nemec] perf/45m

1976

Der Alte [ep #1 'Die Dienstreise' dir by Johannes Schaaf] series/16mm, 1977-present; 1st season, 1977

1976

Drei Wege zum See/Three Paths to the Lake [Michael Haneke] tvm/16mm

1977

Das Rentenspiel [Dieter Wedel] tvm/16mm

1977

Die Freiheiten der Langeweile [Vojtech Jasný] tvm

1977

Hollywood, California: A Loser's Opera [William Klein] doc/60m/v

1978

Der Alte [ep #16 'Der Pelikan' dir by Johannes Schaaf] 2nd season, 1978; see 1976

1979

Der Tote bin ich [Alexander von Eschwege] tvm

1980

Berlin Tunnel 21 [Richard Michaels] tvm

1981

Wer den Schaden hat... [Dieter Wedel] 2-part tvm

1982

Schwarz-Rot-Gold [ep #1 'Unser Land' dir by Dieter Wedel] 18-part series, 1982-96

1983

Via Mala [Tom Toelle] 3-part miniseries/16mm

1986

Abschiedsvorstellung [Peter Weck] tvm

1986

Was zu beweisen war [Peter Weck] tvm

1986

Gundas Vater [Michael Verhoeven] tvm/16mm

1988

Bernhard Wicki: Regisseur [Charlotte Kerr] doc/b&w-c/85m/16mm

1992

Die Klage der Ariadne [Hugo Niebeling] tvm

1993

Nacht der Frauen [Theodor Kotulla] 3-part miniseries

1993

Trip nach Tunis [Peter Goedel] tvm/16mm

1994

Tod auf Halde [Theodor Kotulla] tvm

1995

Drei in fremden Betten [Otto W. Retzer] tvm

1995

Drei in fremden Kissen [Otto W. Retzer] tvm; cph: Michael Boxrucker

1996

Klinik unter Palmen/Jungle Hospital [Otto W. Retzer] 3-part miniseries; 2nd series

1997

Porträt eines Richters [Norbert Kückelmann] tvm

1999

Der Kardinal - Der Preis der Liebe [Albert Schmiedhuber (= Berthold Mittermayr)] tvm; cph: Stanislav Dorsic

2001

Stern der Liebe/Stones of Light [Marijan David Vajda] tvm

2001

Ich hab es nicht gewollt - Anatomie eines Mordfalles [Norbert Kückelmann] tvm

2004

The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis [Catherine Tatge] 2-part tvm/b&w-c; seminar ph: Joel Shapiro; addph: Tom Hurwitz, Nancy Schreiber, Stanislav Dorsic, a.o.

2008

Résolution 819 [Giacomo Battiato] tvm

2009

Mistika hotela Palace/The Mysticism of Palace Hotel [Janja Glogovac] doc/60m

2010

L'infiltré [Giacomo Battiato] tvm

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

2000

Georgia O'Keefe - 'Till the End of Time' [dir] announced for June start; status unknown