Axel Corti

Director, Actor, Theater director
Multi-award-winning director of French and Austrian theater, TV and radio, who began making films (both for TV and theatrical release) in the early 1960s. Corti gained well-deserved international recognition for his ... Read more »
Born: 05/06/1933 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Director (9)

Young Dr. Freud 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Radetzky March 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The King's Whore 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

An uns glaubt Gott nicht mehr 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Santa Fe 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Welcome in Vienna 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

A Woman's Pale Blue Handwriting 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Totstellen 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Der Verweigerung 1971 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

The King's Whore 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Woman's Pale Blue Handwriting 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (1)

Donauwalzer 1983 (Movie)

Georg (Actor)

Biography

Multi-award-winning director of French and Austrian theater, TV and radio, who began making films (both for TV and theatrical release) in the early 1960s. Corti gained well-deserved international recognition for his black-and-white "Where To and Back" trilogy, based on the autobiographical screenplays by Georg Stefan Troller: "God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore", "Santa Fe" (both 1985), "Welcome in Vienna" (1986). Combining astute social commentary, documentary-like photography and terse, seamless narratives, the films cover the years just before, during and immediately after WWII, painting a gripping portrait of a cross-section of Viennese--from Nazis to non-Jewish, Nazi-resisters--focused through the experiences of several young, Jewish protagonists.

EDUCATION

studied German and Romance languages at university

Milestones

1972

Directed first film directly for theatrical release, "The Refusal"; also directed TV version

1958

Began directing for the theater (date approximate)

Began career in early 1950s on radio as broadcaster of French texts to Austrians in the French sector of Austria (Tyrol); moved up to reproter, then head of literature and drama departments

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