Frankfurter, Bernhard, b. Graz (Styria), Jan. 11, 1946, d. Vienna, Feb. 2, 1999, director, author. While a university student in Graz, founded the student movement "Aktion" with G. Sperl in 1966; from 1970 editor of the newly established news magazine "profil"; from 1972 employed by the Austrian broadcasting corporation ORF. 1974-1985 numerous low-budget film productions, focussing particularly on exile research and the expulsion of Austrians between 1938 and 1945; until 1983 president of the Verband der oesterreichischen Filmregisseure (Association of Austrian Film Directors). In the 1990s worked mainly as a journalist and dramatist. His last project, "Guertelbuch", a book about life along the Vienna Guertel, remained unfinished.
Works#Films: On the Road to Hollywood, 1982; Liebe das Leben - lebe den Tod, 1989. - Publications: Am Beispiel 33/38, 1973; Die Begegnung, 1995 (ed.); Im Spiegelkabinett des Dr. Caligari, 1997.