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Also Known As: Hans Marcel Oppenheimer, Marcel Wall Died:
Born: November 21, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: director, producer, assistant director, professor

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Like his father, director Max Ophuls ("Letter From an Unknown Woman," "Lola Montes"), Marcel Ophuls explores the nature of oppression and prejudice in his work. Rather than making fiction films, Marcel has concentrated on using the medium to document historical events and to disrupt people's complacency.

Like his father, director Max Ophuls ("Letter From an Unknown Woman," "Lola Montes"), Marcel Ophuls explores the nature of oppression and prejudice in his work. Rather than making fiction films, Marcel has concentrated on using the medium to document historical events and to disrupt people's complacency.

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1946:
Military service with occupations forces in Japan; performed with theater unit in Tokyo
1951:
Began working in France as assistant director
1956:
Worked as radio and TV story editor in West Germany
1958:
Wrote radio adaptation of Albert Camus's "The Fall"
1959:
Directed first dramatic work, "The Dock Brief," for German TV
1960:
Directed first short film, "Matisse or the Talent for Happiness," featuring voice of Jeanne Moreau
1963:
Directed first feature, "Banana Peel"
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Worked at French TV station, O.R.T.F.
1970:
Directed "The Sorrow and the Pity"; received Oscar nomination for Best Documentary
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Taught film at Princeton for two semesters
1975:
Spent one year at CBS News
1975:
Spent one year at ABC News
1988:
Won international acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Documentary for "Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie"
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Education

Hollywood High School: Hollywood , California -
Occidental College: Los Angeles , California -
University of California at Berkeley: Berkeley , California -
Sorbonne, University of Paris: -

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mother:
Hilde Wall. Actor.
father:
Max Ophuls. Director.

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