Otto Hunte


Art Director

Biography

Known for his work in German expressionist films of the 1920s, particularly those of Fritz Lang.

Life Events

1920

Feature debut, also first collaboration with Fritz Lang, credited for art direction, "The Spiders/Die Spinnen"

1929

Final collaboration with Fritz Lang, "The Woman in the Moon/Die Frau im Mond"

1930

Worked with Josef Von Sternberg, "The Blue Angel/Der Blaue Engel"

1940

Served as art director for the Nazi propoganda film, "Jew Seuss/Jud Suss"

1946

After six year absence, credited for the post-war, anti-Nazi "The Murderers Are Among Us/Morder sind unter uns"

1947

Final feature before his death in the same year, "Razzia"

Videos

Movie Clip

Metropolis (1926) -- (Movie Clip) The Tower Of Babel In the secret chapel in the catacombs beneath the city, Maria (Brigitte Helm) with one of the wildest sequences supporting her parable, directed by Fritz Lang from his script, co-written with his wife Thea von Harbau, from her novel, in Metropolis, 1926.
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922) -- (Movie Clip) He And His Day Beginning Act One of Part One, director Fritz Lang’s evil hero (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) considers images of himself, with aide Spoerri (Forster Larrinaga) and his men (Georg John, Hans Adalbert Von Schlettow) execute a caper, in Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler, 1922.
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922) -- (Movie Clip) What's The Matter With Me? Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge), after delivering a lecture on psychoanalysis in his legit identity, has adopted the persona “Balling,” and entranced industrial heir Hull (Paul Richter) into inviting him to his own club, and losing big money, in Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler, 1922.
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922) -- (Movie Clip) Chinese Glasses The brave prosecutor Von Wenk (Bernhard Goetzke) in disguise, has entered the casino where Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge), in the third identity we’ve seen so far, chooses him as the next victim for hypnotism and theft, in Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler, 1922.
Metropolis (1926) -- (Movie Clip) Maria Freder (Gustav Frolich) is desperate to rescue Maria (Brigitte Helm) from inventor Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge), who aims to steal her face for his robot, cinematographer Gunther Rittau credited with the double-exposure process creating the light rings, in Fritz Lang's Metropolis, 1926.
Metropolis (1926) -- (Movie Clip) In Search Of The Girl Freder (Gustav Frolich), son of the big boss, searching for the working class beauty Maria, plunges into the machines where the industrial monster "Moloch" is revealed to him, a famous sequence from Fritz Lang's dystopian fantasy Metropolis, 1926.
Metropolis (1926) -- (Movie Clip) Club Of The Sons The opening of the still very broad narrative, director Fritz Lang exploiting outrageous sets and various instances of the famous "Schufftan Process" matte effect developed for the film, and the first look at Freder (Gustav Frolich), in Metropolis, 1926.

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