Peter Patzak

Collection

Peter Patzak’s premortem bequest was accepted into the Archives of Contemporary Arts in 2018. At the time of acquisition, this collection consisted of 242 Bene archive crates and 32 rolls of film posters. The collection, which spans the years 1967 to 2010, has already been sorted chronologically and by film project. A list of materials is available for research purposes upon request.  

Time period: 1967-2010

Works:

  • screenplays
  • films (on various recording media)
  • comercials

Correspondence

Life documents:

  • awards
  • travel documents

Collectibles:

  • photos
  • reviews
  • production materials (such as shooting schedules, set lists, casting documents, contracts)
  • film festivals
  • film posters
  • material from exhibitions
  • various screenplays

Biography

Peter Patzak was born in Vienna in 1945. He studied psychology, art history, and painting. In 1968, he was invited to New York to show his first film His Bag an experimental short, at the Films of Art show. From 1968 to 1970 he worked in New York on several experimental films and short films.

After his return to Vienna he made his feature film debut in 1973: The script for the film Situation was written by Oscar Bronner, the British actress Rita Tushingham played the leading role. In collaboration with Helmut Zenker, Peter Patzak made Austrian television history with the satirical crime series Kottan ermittelt, which was broadcast on Austrian National Television from 1976 to 1983.

Peter Patzak works as a director, producer, and screenwriter and has established himself as one of the most important Austrian filmmakers both at home and abroad. His extensive oeuvre includes literary adaptations (Das Einhorn, 1978), period movies (Gavre Princip, 1990), social commentary  (Kassbach, 1979), and thrillers as well as documentary films for cinema and television.

Peter Patzak received multiple international awards for his cinematic work, including the Adolf Grimme Award, the Golden Romy, the Max Ophüls Award, and the director’s award at the Venice Film Festival for his adaptation of the novel Die Wasserfälle von Slunj, 2002.

From 2008 to 2013, Peter Patzak was Director of the Vienna Film Academy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where he held a professorship for directing from 1991 until his retirement in 2013.

Patzak has pursued his artistic starting point, the visual arts, since the 1960s and his works are shown in numerous exhibitions. Patzak’s literary publications include the 2005 novel Der Geist der Farbe, and the play Akte im Schweigen vermählt, which premiered in 2008.

 

Peter Patzak's website: www.peter-patzak.at

Awards and Prizes:

2016 Cultural Award of the City of Klosterneuburg

2010 Decoration of Honour for Services to the Rupublic of Austria in Silver

2002 Venice International Film Festival (Die Wasserfälle von Slunj)

2000 UNICEF Award: Best TV Play (Gelobtes Land)

1996 Russian Filmmaker's Award (Shanghai 1937)

1996 Max Ophüls Award

1992 Golden Romy

1985 Adolf Grimme Award

1985 Erich Neuberg Young Talent Award

1979 Berlinale: Unesco Award (Kassbach - Ein Portrait)

Work

Catalogue of works by Pater Patzak (Filmography)

Movies:

His Bag, 1968

Situation, 1972

Parapsycho – Spektrum der Angst, 1975

Zerschossene Träume, 1976

Das Einhorn, 1978

Kassbach – ein Portrait, 1979

Den Tüchtigen gehört die Welt / The Uppercrust, 1981

Strawanzer / Die letzte Runde, 1983

Tiger – Frühling in Wien, 1984

Wahnfried / Richard & Cosima, 1987

Der Joker, 1987

Killing Blue, 1988

Lex Minister, 1990

Gavre Princip – Himmel unter Steinen,  1990

Es lebe die Liebe, der Papst und das Puff…,  1993

Hotel Shanghai, 1997

Peter Patzak »Erinnerung an Mons«, 2002

Josef Winkler – Der Kinoleinwandgeher, 2009

Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus, 2010

 

TV:

Jugendliche, 1972

Ein Preusse in Wien, 1973

Cocktail Don Jaime, 1973

Sparmeisterschaft von Österreich – Ein Familienquiz, 1973

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 1: Hartlgasse 16A, 1976

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 2: Der Geburtstag, 1977

Tatort – Der vergessene Mord, 1977

Glückssachen, 1977

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 3: Wien Mitte, 1978

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 4: Nachttankstelle, 1978

Santa Lucia, 1979

Gesundheit, 1979

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 5: Drohbriefe, 1979

Jetzt oder nie – ein Filmmärchen, 1980

Match, 1980

Der Aufstieg – ein Mann geht verloren, 1980

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 6: Räuber und Gendarm, 1980

Weihnacht 80 – Drei Geschichten, 1980

Die Weltmaschine, 1981

Geld oder Leben, 1981

Phönix an der Ecke, 1982

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 7: Die Beförderung, 1981

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 8: So long, Kottan, 1982

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 9: Die Einteilung, 1982

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 10: Kansas City, 1982

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 11: Entführung, 1982

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 12: Hausbesuche, 1983

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 13: Fühlt wie du, 1983

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 14: Genie und Zufall, 1984

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 15: Die Enten des Präsidenten, 1984

11 Titel – Rainhard Fendrich, 1984

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 16: Smokey und Baby und Bär, 1984

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 17: Mein Hobby: Mord, 1984

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 18: Der Kaiser schickt Soldaten aus, 1984

Kottan ermittelt. Episode 19: Mabuse kehrt zurück, 1985

Die Försterbuben, 1984

Julius Tandler – Mediziner und Sozialreformer, 1985

Der Aufstand 1956, 1986

Waldhaus – Geschichten aus einem Landhotel. Episode 1: Schlechte Karten, 1987

Waldhaus – Geschichten aus einem Landhotel. Episode 2: Sommerträume, 1987

Sentimental Journey, 1987

Wahnfried / Richard et Cosima, 1988

Camillo Castiglioni oder die Moral der Haifische, 1988

Im freien Fall – Serapionsensemble 1980-1987, 1988

Kottan´s  Kapelle – Eine kriminelle Revue von 1978 bis 1984 – neu dirigiert von Peter Patzak, 1988

Frau Berta Garlan, 1989

Der Gorilla – Der Gorilla und der kleine Grenzverkehr, 1990

Sankt Petri-Schnee, 1991

Der Gorilla – Der Gorilla und die Operation Poker, 1991

Rochade, 1992

Im Kreis der Iris, 1992

Das Dorf an der Grenze – 4th Part: 1991, 1993

Das Glück liegt in … Waikiki, 1993

Das Babylon Komplott, 1993

1945, 1994

Brennendes Herz – Tagebuch einer Flucht, 1995

Die Schamlosen, 1995

Jenseits der Brandung, 1995

Glück auf Raten, 1995

Ciao Bello, 1996

Hotel Shanghai, 1997

Crazy Moon, 1997

Schmetterlingsgefühle, 1997

Polizeiruf 110 – Rot ist eine schöne Farbe, 1998

Mörderisches Erbe – Tausch mit einer Toten, 1998

Sweet Little Sixteen, 1999

Die Entführung, 1999

Gefangen im Jemen, 1999

Kill me softly – Frauenmord in Frankfurt, 2000

Hart im Nehmen, 2000

Der Mörder in Dir, 2000

Polizeiruf 110 – Gelobtes Land, 2001

Die achte Todsünde – Toskana Karusell, 2001

Nichts wie weg, 2001

Denk ich an Deutschland – Filmemacher über das eigene Land – Adeus und Goodbye, 2001

Polizeiruf 110 – Um Kopf und Kragen, 2002

Wasserfälle von Slunj, 2002

Herz ohne Krone, 2003

Verliebte Diebe, 2003

Sternzeichen, 2004

Rufer, der Wolf, 2005

Doppelter Einsatz – Seitensprung in den Tod, 2006

Arme Millionäre – Episode 8/Season 2: Alles Verloren?, 2006

Doppelter Einsatz – Belinda NO. 5, 2007

Die Gerichtsmedizinerin – Episode 1/Season 2: Namenlos, 2008