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Urs Egger: The star director has died

Director Urs Egger has died. Only a few days ago his film "The Miracle of Wörgl" was nominated for the Grimme Prize.

The Swiss director Urs Egger (1953-2020) died on Saturday. The Berlin theater publisher Henschel Schauspiel reports the sad news on its homepage. "Dear Urs, what a life! We think of you, we thank you for your warm cordiality, your charming demeanor, your clever ideas, your good films, your contagious confidence. Be hugged by all your friends and colleagues at Henschel Schauspiel ", it says on the side.

Award-winning artist

Just a few days ago his historical film "Das Wunder von Wörgl" (2018, BR) with the main actors Karl Markovics (56) and Verena Altenberger (32, Munich- "Polizeiruf") was nominated for the Grimme Prize. Born in Bern and Berlin by choice, he received the first nomination for the award ceremony for his multi-part television series "Opernball" (1998, ORF). The next nomination was for his television film "Tod eines Keilers" (2006). He was then able to win the coveted award twice for the two television films "An die Grenzen" (2006, ZDF) and "Der Fall Bruckner" (2014, BR).

His productions of the historical two-part television series "Gotthard" (2016, ZDF) and the opening episode "We are the new ones" of the Saturday crime series "München Mord" (since 2014, ZDF) caused a sensation and further prizes.

Urs Egger trained as a director at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He gained further international experience as an assistant director on the British production "James Bond 007 - The Touch of Death" (1987) with Timothy Dalton (73) in the title role.