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Theo Nischwitz (1913–1994)

Theo Nischwitz was born on April 27, 1913 in Berlin, Germany as Theodor Nischwitz. He is known for his work on Das Boot (1981), Super (1984) and The American Friend (1977). He was married to Katharina Spoliansky and Gertrud Hinz. He died on July 14, 1994 in Munich, Germany. See full bio »


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Known For

Das Boot Special Effects
Super Visual Effects
The American Friend Special Effects
Moon 44 Special Effects


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 2003 Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (special effects - original version, as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1990 Moon 44 (special effects)
 1989 Schulz & Schulz (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Schulz & Schulz (1989) ... (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1989 Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (special effects supervisor - as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1988 Ödipussi (optical effects)
 1987 The Riddle of the Sands (TV Movie) (special effects design)
 1985 Otto - Der Film (optical effects)
 1985 Das Gespinst (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1984 Das leise Gift (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1983 Ediths Tagebuch (special effects supervisor - as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1981 Das Boot (special effects)
 1978 Wallenstein (TV Mini-Series) (special effects)
 1977 Hitler: A career (Documentary) (special effects)
 1977 The American Friend (special effects)
 1975 Carmina burana (trick effects)
 1974 Telerop 2009 - Es ist noch was zu retten (TV Series) (tricks - 12 episodes)
- Wir dürfen in die Boote (1974) ... (tricks - as Theodor Nischwitz)
- Hirnschaltung auf Wunsch (1974) ... (tricks - as Theodor Nischwitz)
- Die tödlichen Stunden (1974) ... (tricks - as Theodor Nischwitz)
- Fortschritt verboten (1974) ... (tricks - as Theodor Nischwitz)
- Die Rose im Müll (1974) ... (tricks - as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1974 Karl May (optical effects)
 1966 Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (TV Series) (special effects - 7 episodes)
- Invasion (1966) ... (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
- Die Raumfalle (1966) ... (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
- Der Kampf um die Sonne (1966) ... (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
- Deserteure (1966) ... (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
- Hüter des Gesetzes (1966) ... (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1964 Die große Kür (special effects)
 1962-1963 Lieben Sie Show...? (TV Mini-Series) (special effects - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1963) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.3 (1963) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... (special effects)
 1962 Snow White and the Seven Jugglers (special effects)
 1960 The Haunted Castle (special effects)
 1960 Darkness Fell on Gotenhafen (special effects)
 1959 Zwischen Glück und Krone (Documentary) (special effects supervisor)
 1959 Der Engel, der seine Harfe versetzte (special effects)
 1958 Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will (special effects)
 1954 The Life of Surgeon Sauerbruch (special effects - uncredited)
 1954 Cabaret (special effects)
 1953 On Both Sides of the Rollway (Documentary) (special effects)
 1951 Begierde (special effects)
 1950 Das doppelte Lottchen (special effects - uncredited)
 1950 Royal Children (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1949 Wherever the Trains Travel (special effects)
 1949 Hallo, Fräulein! (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1949 Der große Mandarin (special effects)
 1948 The Original Sin (special effects)
 1943 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (special effects)
 1938 Im Zeichen des Vertrauens. Ein Beyer-Film (Short) (special effects - as Theodor Nischwitz)
 1935 Amphitryon (special effects assistant)
 1933 F. P. 1 Doesn't Answer (special effects)
 1933 F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (special effects)
 1933 Ecstasy (special effects)
 1932 F.P.1 Doesn't Answer (special effects)
 1932 Monte Carlo Madness (optical effects)
 1931 Le capitaine Craddock (special effects)
 1931 Bombs Over Monte Carlo (special effects - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Theodor Nischwitz

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