The Oscar-nominated writer-director was known for films such as Das Boot, Air Force One and In the Line of Fire.
The German film-maker Wolfgang Petersen has died at the age of 81.
After directing the thriller One of the Other of Us and queer drama Die Konsequenz, Petersen broke out with 1982’s Das Boot, a second world war drama about a German submarine.
It was both a critical and commercial hit and was nominated for six Oscars, including best director and best adapted screenplay for Petersen.
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