Armin Mueller-Stahl

The Northwest Film Center is currently running a retrospective on the career of Armin Mueller-Stahl, best known to American movie goers as the father in the film Shine (left). The retrospective is produced in coordination with the Goethe Institut, Washington, DC and is entitled Armin Mueller-Stahl: Architect of the Soul. The films in the series are Nackt unter Wölfen (1962) (right), Geschlossene Gesellschaft (1978), Der Kinoerzähler (1993), Die Flucht (1977), Utz (1992), Das Spinnennetz (1989), Bronsteins Kinder (1990) and Fünf Patronenhülsen (1960).

Mr. Thompson went to see Nackt unter Wölfen and found it very interesting for both its portrayal of the Buchenwald concentration camp and the undertones of both the era in which it was filmed and the East German perspectives it embodied.

The National Gallery of Art Film Series: DEFA, The Cinema of East Germany included several films in which Armin Mueller-Stahl appeared.

The Internet Movie Database maintains a Filmography of Armin Mueller-Stahl's films.

The DEFA-Sammlung of the Mediothek at the Universität Oldenburg contains reviews of these Armin Mueller-Stahl films.

Der Dritte
Die Flucht
Fünf Patronenhülsen
Geschlossene Gesellschaft
Ein Lord am Alexanderplatz
Nackt unter Wölfen
Nelken in Aspik
Tödlicher Irrtum
... und deine Liebe auch

Other Armin Mueller-Stahl links

An Armin Mueller-Stahl biography at Fine Line Films' Shine site.
A review of his Oscar nomination in 1997 for Shine includes a biography and filmography.
Classical Insites biography of Armin Mueller-Stahl from Shine.
Oscar Nomination for Shine
Oscar Nomination for Shine in 1997

Utz - reviewed at
Utz - reviewed for the DC Film Festival 1998
First Run Features page on Utz includes a synopsis and information on purchasing the video.

Armin Mueller Stahl wrote, directed and played the title role of Adolf Hitler in Conversation with the Beast. This page contains an English synopsis and biography.
Another synopsis and biography for Conversation with the Beast.

The E! Online Fact Sheet contains some interesting information.
An Armin Mueller-Stahl biography from The Game.
A biography for X-Files: Fight the Future.
A biography in German at
Another German biography at