Cinematographer Michael Ballhaus dies, 81

World-renowned German cinematographer, Michael Ballhaus, has died at the age of 81.

Last year he was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Berlinale – Germany’s annual International Film Festival.

Known for shooting the likes of ‘The Departed’ and ‘Goodfellas’ his career spanned over four decades.

Ballhaus died at home in Berlin following a short illness.

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