|Born||1951 (age 69–70)|
Richard Reitinger (born 1951) is a German screenwriter. He is known for co-writing the 1987 film Wings of Desire with Peter Handke and director Wim Wenders. As Handke submitted writings for the project, Reitinger assisted Wenders in scripting scenes around Handke's contributions. Reitinger later reunited with Wenders to write the Wings of Desire sequel Faraway, So Close! with Ulrich Ziegler, with Reitinger and Ziegler responsible for the bulk of the screenplay. Faraway, So Close! went on to win the Grand Prix at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
His films include:
- Wings of Desire (1987)
- The Match Factory Girl (1990) (actor)
- Faraway, So Close! (1993)
- City of Angels (1998) (based on Wings of Desire)
- SuperTex (2004)
- "Autorinnen und Autoren, Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber". Bertz + Fischer Verlag. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- Wenders, Wim (1997). "Excerpts from Interviews with Wenders". The Cinema of Wim Wenders: Image, Narrative, and the Postmodern Condition. Wayne State University Press. p. 67. ISBN 0814325785.
- Cook, Roger; Gemünden, Gerd (1997). "Filmography". The Cinema of Wim Wenders: Image, Narrative, and the Postmodern Condition. Wayne State University Press. p. 262. ISBN 0814325785.
- Fry, Carrol Lee (2008). Cinema of the Occult: New Age, Satanism, Wicca, and Spiritualism in Film. Associated University Presses. p. 88. ISBN 0934223955.
- "IN WEITER FERNE, SO NAH !". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
- "Richard Reitinger". British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 August 2017.