Marc Sorkin

Marc Sorkin or Mark Sorkin (1902–1986) was a Russian-born film editor and director.[1] He worked with Georg Wilhelm Pabst on a number of films as editor or assistant director.

Marc Sorkin
Born14 March 1902
Died25 February 1986
OccupationEditor, Director
Years active1924–1956 (film)

He was born in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius which was then part of the Russian Empire. He began working in the German film industry in Berlin in the 1920s. Following the Nazi Party's takeover of power in 1933, the Jewish Sorkin left for France where he worked in that country's cinema industry. After the Invasion of France by the Germans in 1940 he left for the United States via Casablanca.

Selected filmography


  1. Rentschler p.277


  • Rentschler, Eric. The Films of G.W. Pabst: An Extraterritorial Cinema. Rutgers University Press, 1990.

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