Wolfgang Petersen

„Du bist nur so gut wie dein letzter Film“

Wolfgang Petersen drehte Blockbuster wie „Das Boot“ und „Troja“. Doch nach einem Flop wurde es still um ihn. Ein Gespräch.

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Gerade eben hat Wolfgang Petersen den Deutschen Regiepreis Metropolis erhalten – für sein Lebenswerk. Der Bundesverband der Film- und Fernsehregisseure ehrte ihn mit der Auszeichnung als weltweit erfolgreichsten deutschen Regisseur der letzten Jahrzehnte. Doch eigentlich kommt Petersen diese Auszeichnung ungelegen. Er will nicht zurückblicken, sondern kämpft darum, seine Karriere fortzusetzen. Leider macht es ihm Hollywood damit gerade nicht leicht. Rüdiger Sturm hat den Regisseur gesprochen.

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