Peter Körte

Film editor and critic, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Germany

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

2046

2004

Wong Kar Wai

Chinatown

1974

Roman Polanski

Deer Hunter, The

1977

Michael Cimino

Heat

1995

Michael Mann

Last Laugh, The

1924

F. W. Murnau

Maman et la putain, La

1973

Jean Eustache

mépris, Le

1963

Jean-Luc Godard

Passenger, The

1974

Michelangelo Antonioni

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Sunset Blvd.

1950

Billy Wilder

Comments

Needless to say that my list would have looked different last year and might even look different next month. Though I don’t mistake my favourites for the greatest films ever, there’s too big a lack of mandatory criteria as to which films should be in the pantheon to care for that demon called objectivity. So I tried to find a delicate balance betweeen les films de ma vie and films whose merits and achievements in the history of cinema can hardly be denied – with a slight penchant for films with a personal impact.

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