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Robert Dornhelm

Robert Dornhelm

Austrian filmmaker
Robert Dornhelm
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Quick Facts

Intro Austrian filmmaker
A.K.A. Dornhelm
Is Film director
From Austria
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 17 December 1947, Timișoara, Romania
Age: 72 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
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Robert Dornhelm (born 17 December 1947 in Temesvár, Kingdom of Hungary) is an Austrian film and television director.


Dornhelm is of Jewish descent. He has worked on numerous television programmes and has also released such movies as Echo Park, The Venice Project, Der Unfisch, and A Further Gesture. In 1998 Der Unfisch won the Citizen's Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

He directed the 1977 documentary film The Children of Theatre Street, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Dornhelm directed the television miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001), for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. He also directed the new TV adaptation Spartacus (2004) and the 2011 film The Amanda Knox Story.

Decorations and awards

  • 1978: Nominations for Academy Award for Best Documentary for The Children of Theatre Street
  • 2007: Romy Award for Best Director for Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe [de] (The Crown Prince)
  • 2006: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art

Selected filmography

  • The Children of Theatre Street (1977)
  • She Dances Alone (1981)
  • Echo Park (1986)
  • Cold Feet (1989)
  • Requiem für Dominik [fr] (1991)
  • Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (1993, TV film)
  • Der Unfisch (1997)
  • A Further Gesture (1997)
  • The Venice Project (1999)
  • Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001, TV miniseries)
  • Sins of the Father (2002, TV film)
  • RFK (2002, TV film)
  • Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003, TV film)
  • Spartacus (2004, TV film)
  • Suburban Madness (2004, TV film)
  • Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story (2004, TV film)
  • The Ten Commandments (2006, TV film)
  • Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe [de] (The Crown Prince) (2006, TV film)
  • War and Peace (2007, TV miniseries)
  • La Bohème (2008)
  • Udo Proksch: Out of Control (2010)
  • Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011, TV film)
  • Die Schatten, die dich holen [de] (2011, TV film)
  • K2 - La montagna degli italiani [it] (2012, TV miniseries)
  • Das Sacher (2016, TV film)
  • ( Maria Theresa) (2017 miniseries)
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