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F.W. Murnau
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Birth Name: Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe

Born: 28 December 1888 Died: 11 March 1931

Country of origin: Germany

Height: 6' 9"


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About: F.W. Murnau was one of the most influential German film directors of the silent era. A figure in the expressionist movement in German cinema during the 1920s, some of Murnau's films from the silent era have been lost, but most still survive.
Director (5), German (3), Expressionist (2), Silent (2), Car Crash (2), Died 1931 (2), Born 1888 (2), Nosferatu (1), Mystery (1), Really Tall (1), Thriller (1), Germany (1), Homosexual (1), Filmmaker (1), Died Aged 42 (1), Lgbt (1), Deceased (1), Silent Cinema (1), Producer (1), Writer (1)

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1. Nosferatu (1922)
Rating:
8
1036 Watched
2. Sunrise (1927)
Rating:
8.6
331 Watched
3. Faust (1926)
Rating:
8.2
164 want to see
4. The Last Laugh (1924)
Rating:
8.1
146 Watched
5. Tabu (1931)
Rating:
7.5
88 Watched



Movies


1. Sunrise (1927)
Rating:
8.6
331 Watched
Rating:
8
1 want to see
Rating:
7
1 Watched



Movies written by


1. Tabu (1931)
Rating:
7.5
88 Watched



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