Peter Weiss
Date of Birth
Nov 08, 1916

Biography

Peter Weiss made several avant-garde short films in post-war Sweden. Before becoming a filmmaker, Weiss had been known in Germany as a playwright who penned such controversial productions as The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, which was later made into a film by director Peter Brook....