Johannes Nikel

Johannes Nikel

Additional Names: Johann Nikel (Weiterer Name)
Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Schnitt
*13.04.1931 München; †26.09.2001 München

Biography

Hannes Nikel was born April 13, 1931, in Munich. In 1952, he started to work as an assistant editor for Peter Ostermayr at Bavaria studios and participated in Max Ophuels" film "Lola Montès" in 1955. During the 1960s, he worked as a film editor for Rainer Erler"s TV movies "Sonderurlaub" (1962), "Seelenwanderung" (1962), and "Orden für die Wunderkinder" ("Honours for Sale", 1963) and also took over the part of the assistant director. Nikel also served as one of the editors of the cult TV series "Raumpatrouille" ("Space Patrol", 1966). In 1976, he collaborated with Wolfgang Petersen for the first time for the TV movie "Vier gegen die Bank". In 1978, they worked together for "Die Konsequenz" ("The Consequence"). During those years, Nikel also photographed two films by director Robert van Ackeren, "Das andere Lächeln" ("The Other Smile", 1979) und "Die Reinheit des Herzens" ("Purity of Heart", 1980).

After the huge success of "Das Boot" ("The Boat"), that won him a nomination for the Academy award, Nikel also participated in Petersen"s films "Enemy Mine" (1983) und "Shattered" (1991). He won the Bavarian film award for his editing of Joseph Vilsmaier"s "Stalingrad" (1993). Nikel then also edited Vilsmaier"s film "Charlie & Louise – Das doppelte Lottchen" (1994). In 1998, Nikel edited his last film, "Cascadeur – Die Jagd nach dem Bernsteinzimmer" ("Cascadeur – The Amber Chamber"). His brother Thomas also worked as a film editor and was in charge of the editing of the Gibraltar complex – mainly the depth bomb attacks – in "Das Boot". Later, Hannes Nikel made a significant contribution to the director"s cut version of "Das Boot" that Wolfgang Petersen finished in the USA.

Hannes Nikel died on September 26, 2001, in Munich.

Filmography

1994/1995 Last Chance Love
Editing
 
1993/1994 Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen
Editing
 
1991/1992 Stalingrad
Editing
 
1991/1992 Ein Fall für TKKG Drachenauge
Editing
 
1990/1991 Tod im Spiegel
Editing
 
1989/1990 Butterbrot
Editing
 
1987/1988 Man spricht deutsh
Editing
 
1986/1987 Zabou
Editing
 
1986 Bitte laßt die Blumen leben
Editing
 
1985-1987 In der Arche ist der Wurm drin
Editing
 
1984/1985 Enemy Mine
2nd Unit director, Editing
 
1983/1984 Die unendliche Geschichte
2nd Unit director
 
1980/1981 Das Boot
Editing
 
1980 Schönes Wochenende
Editing
 
1979/1980 Schussfahrt
Editing
 
1979/1980 Die Reinheit des Herzens
Editing
 
1979 Schweigegeld
Editing
 
1978/1979 Die erste Polka
Editing
 
1978 Schwarz und weiß wie Tage und Nächte
Editing
 
1977/1978 Das andere Lächeln
Editing
 
1977 Die Konsequenz
Editing
 
1976/1977 Planübung
Editing
 
1976 Vier gegen die Bank
Editing
 
1975/1976 Fortuna III
Editing
 
1975 Das Jahr im Lied
Editing
 
1975 Treffpunkt Friedhof
Editing
 
1974 Zweikampf
Editing
 
1973/1974 Acht Jahre später
Editing
 
1973/1974 Domanns Mörder
Editing
 
1973/1974 Die letzten Tage von Gomorrha
Editing
 
1971/1972 Nocturno
Editing
 
1970/1971 Mathias Kneißl
Cast
 
1969 Der Attentäter
Editing
 
1968 Mensch und Kunstfigur - Oskar Schlemmer und die Bauhausbühne
Editing
 
1967/1968 Die süße Zeit mit Kalimagdora
Editing
 
1967 Der Diamantenprinz
Editing
 
1966/2003 Raumpatrouille Orion - Rücksturz ins Kino
Editing
 
1966 Endkampf
Editing
 
1966 Raumpatrouille Orion - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion
Editing
 
1963 Orden für die Wunderkinder
Assistant director, Editing
 
1963 Sonderurlaub
Assistant director, Editing
 
1962 Seelenwanderung
Assistant director, Editing
 
1956 Rot ist die Liebe
Assistant editor
 
1955/1956 Lola Montez
Assistant editor
 
1953 Der Klosterjäger
Assistant editor
 

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