With the "Boat" to Hollywood
Wolfgang Petersen

a film by Sabine Jainski and Ilona Kalmbach
45 min.
arte / NDR 2009

Portrait of the film director Wolfgang Petersen, known worldwide for his blockbusters Troy, Airforce One and In the Line of Fire, working with stars like Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Clint Eastwood and Dustin Hoffman. The documentary follows Petersen from a script session in Los Angeles to his hometown Emden at the North Sea, to Berlin where he participated in the student movement of 68 and to the theatre in Hamburg where he learned and met his first wife. Including statements by Michael Ballhaus and the Petersen family.