I hate it when part of my childhood dies. German producer Bernd Eichinger passed away this week, at the relatively young age of 61. Eichinger was one of the producers of The Neverending Story – one of my all-time favourite 80’s movies. Aside from that, he also produced films such as The Name Of The Rose, Prince Valiant, Resident Evil 1, 2 & 3, and the Tim Story directed Fantastic Four franchise. Perhaps the most critically acclaimed of all his films was Oscar nominated Hitler film, Der Untergang (aka Downfall), which I think remains one of the defining examinations of Naziism ever.
Mr Eichinger passed away on January 24th.
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