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Franz Osten (Franz Ostermayr) was born on 23 December, 1876 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, is a Director, Actor, Writer. Discover Franz Osten's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Franz Osten networth?

Popular As Franz Ostermayr
Occupation director,actor,writer
Age 80 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 23 December 1876
Birthday 23 December
Birthplace Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Date of death 2 December, 1956
Died Place Bad Aibling, Bavaria, Germany
Nationality Germany

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Since early 2000s, there has been a revived interest in silent films in general and the trilogy of Osten are in focus. Shiraz was shown at the Castro Theatre at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in 2002, Prem Sanyas at the same festival in 2005, and A Throw of Dice in 2008.Prapancha Pash was re-released in 2006.


After his arrest by the English, he was released in 1940 indeed but had to return to Germany where he did not realise movies as a director. He worked as a personnel manager for the "Bavaria" which was emerged from the former production company "Emelka".


His film career came to an abrupt end in 1939 when World War II broke out in Europe. Franz Osten was arrested in India by the English. His already started movie "Kangan" had to be finished by Indian movie workers.


He was a director, known for Achhut Kanya (1936), The Great Cattle War (1920) and Der gelbe Gaukler (1920).


After his return to Germany he shot other German feature movies but the fascination India did not get out of his mind and few years later he returned to India again. There he realised the movies "Prapancha Pash" (1929) and "Shiraz" (1929).


In 1926 The Light of Asia was shown to King George V and the press reported a positive reaction by the Royal Family.


Franz Osten's silent films tell varieties of Indian stories. The Light of Asia (1925) dealt with the life of Buddha.


Franz Osten was already contacted by the actor and director Himansu Rai in the middle of the 20s. Rai wanted to realize movies which broached the issue of the East for the West film industry, on the other hand he also wanted to launch an own film production industry in India. Franz Osten was stoked by the idea and he traveled to India in 1924 where he realized the movie "Prem Sanyas/Die Leuchte Asiens" (1925).


In 1907, he founded a traveling cinema called the "Original Physograph Company" with his brother Peter Ostermayr, who later established the predecessor to Bavaria Film Studios, today one of Germany's largest film studios.


Franz Osten was born on December 23, 1876 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany as Franz Ostermayr.