Saturday, April 21, 2012

RIP Peter Carsten

Actor Peter Carsten Dies

Lucija,  21 April (STA) - German-born actor Peter Carsten died in Lucija, Slovenia on Friday evening April 20, 2012, aged 83, his wife Lilijana Carsten Ramsenthaler has confirmed for the STA. In his long career he played in more than 100 applications from 1953-1999, but is known primarily for the role of the Nazi commander Kowalski from the German film trilogy 08/15, copied from the novel of the proposals by Hans Hellmut Kirste.

Carsten played alongside many stars of the European cinema in German, Italian, Yugoslav and British co-productions. Carsten was born on April 30, 1929 in the Bavarian-Edelsfeld Weissenbergu. Educated to be a bank employee, after World War II, he focused on studying to become an actor. He made his first stage appearance in 1948 in the Youth Theatre of Hanover.

Following the success of the film trilogy 08/15 he played in many roles as soldiers and senior officers, including the film “Nachts, wenn der Teufel Kam” (1957) by Robert Siodmak  and“Hunde, wollt ihr leben ewig” by Frank Wisbarsa.

He played a role in the international co-productions, among them in the film La Grande Strada Azzurra (1957), alongside French and šansonjerja actor Yves Montand and Katanga in the movie alongside Australian actor Rod Taylor.

In addition to roles in war films and has tried in other film genres. Together with Romy Schneider starring in the romantic comedy Scampolo (1958), alongside Klaus Kinski is played in western Satan der Rache (1969).

With the beginning of the modern Slovenian cinematography, film director of Czech descent Františkom Čapom, in 1957 in Sečovlje Salina, Piran and around co-production filmed in the Italian movie Bread and salt (La Ragazze della salina), which starred alongside Marcello Mastroiannija.

In his 70th year, Carsten moved to Yugoslavia, where he participated in numerous film and television productions. Among them are a series of written-off return and Partisans and partisan film Pakleni Island (1979) and partisan squadron (1979) by Velimir Bato Živojinović.

CARSTEN, Peter (Günter Ramsenthaler)
Born: 4/30/1929, Edelsfield- Weißenberg, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 4/20/2012, Lucija Piran, Slovenia

Peter Carsten's westerns - actor:
My Name is Pecos – 1967 (Steve)
And God Said to Cain - 1969 (Acombar)
Where the Bullets Fly – 1972 (Tom Slatery/Heininger)

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