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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

HIS GENIUS IS DILIGENCE

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was born May 31, 1945, in the Bavarian town of Bad Wörishofen. Upon his parent’s divorce, young Rainer spent many long afternoons at the local movie theatre, so that his mother would be free to work in peace and quiet, a diversion that would change his life. After ... [ more ]

Volker Schlöndorff

MASTER OF LITERARY ADAPTATIONS

Volker Schlöndorff was born in 1939 in Wiesbaden, Germany as the son of a doctor. At the age of 17, he attends boarding school in Breton where he studies Jesuitism. He finishes school in Paris, receiving his baccalaureate diploma, which he follows up with studies in political science. During this ... [ more ]

Werner Herzog

BORDER CROSSER OF GERMAN CINEMA

Werner Herzog was born in the year 1942 in Munich. He grew up in a remote Bavarian village – far from television, film and telephone. He made his first telephone call when he was 17. Two years later he made his first film, which he financed by working nights at a steel mill. Since then he has ... [ more ]

Percy Adlon

A TOUCH OF INDEPENDENCE

Percy Adlon was born in Munich on June 1st, 1935. This is also where he studied art, theatre and German literature at the famous Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität. After three years as a stage actor, he worked as a narrator and editor of literature series for radio and as a voice over actor for ... [ more ]

Alexander Kluge

A TRIBUTE TO AN INDEPENDENT SPIRIT

He is a publicist, author, essayist, producer, film manager, television producer and filmmaker. In the beginning of the 60s, he was part of the group that took on the task of running the dusty cinema of their forefathers right out of the movie theaters. The dust that Alexander Kluge already ... [ more ]

Michael Verhoeven

TRUE MASTER OF TRUE EMOTIONS

Michael Verhoeven was born in Berlin in 1938 as the son of famous actor and director Paul Verhoeven (not identic with the dutch Hollywood-director) and well-known actress Doris Kiesow. In his young years played Michael Verhoeven on stage in Munich and Berlin (for instance “tea and sympathy”) and ... [ more ]

Reinhard Hauff

A POLITICAL MIND

Reinhard Hauff was born on May 23, 1939 in Marburg on the Lahn. During his studies in German philology and dramatics, he participated in student theater projects. He discontinued his studies, though, in 1962, when he was hired by the Bavaria Atelier GmbH as an assistant editor and director’s ... [ more ]

Helma Sanders-Brahms

A FEMALE VIEW OF GERMAN HISTORY

Helma Sanders-Brahms was born on 20 November 1940. After studying drama, English, German and educational theory in Cologne and after a training with the West German Broadcasting (WDR) TV Cologne, she began, at the age of 29, to make her own films. Her encounters with Pier Pablo Pasolini and Sergio ... [ more ]

Hans W. Geissendörfer

THE INCONVENIENT AESTHETE

Born in April 1941 in Augsburg. From 1962 to 1967 studied German philology, dramatics, psychology and African languages at the universities in Marburg, Erlangen, Vienna and Zuerich. Active participation in the student theater. First 16 mm documentary film and underground films. Following his ... [ more ]

Margarethe von Trotta

Margarethe von Trotta was born in Berlin on February 21, 1942. She was raised in Duesseldorf, however, where her mother moved at the end of the war. She attended the commercial college there for a period of two years before she went to Paris. Once in Paris, she met several people involved in film ... [ more ]

Roland Emmerich

SOMEONE WHO CONQUERED HOLLYWOOD BY STORM - HIS EARLY WORK

Roland Emmerich was born on November 10, 1955 in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart. After receiving his Abitur certificate and completing a three-month internship at the television broadcasting station Süddeutsche Rundfunk, he begins his studies at the University of Television and Film Munich. He ... [ more ]

Rudolf Thome

ABOUT MEN AND WOMEN- THE CHRONICLER OF A STRANGE RELATION

Born in Wallau/Lahn (now Biedenkopf) on 14.11.1939; took final school examinations at a Christian boarding school in Gaienhofen near Lake Constance in 1960. Took up studies in German language and literature, philosophy and history in Munich and in Bonn in 1960. Following a trip to Paris, he began ... [ more ]

Hark Bohm

THE ART OF TELLING SIMPLE STORIES

I was born in Hamburg shortly after World War Two, on May 18, 1939. I grew up in our mother’s house on the island of Amrum. Hark was the name of one of my ancestors from Amrum, Hark Olufs. The island juts out into the ocean further than any other German island. People from the mainland were really ... [ more ]

Robert van Ackeren

MYSTIC ATTRACTION BETWEEN SEXES

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Peter Lilienthal

Born in Berlin in 1929, Lilienthal emigrates to Uruguay/Montevideo in 1939. There, after receiving his Abitur certificate, he studies art history, music and law. In 1954 he spent a brief sojourn in Berlin. In 1956 he received a scholarship to study at the Institute for the Advanced Cinematographic ... [ more ]

Uwe Schrader

A REALISTIC DIMENSION

Born on April 28, 1954, Schrader received his design diploma in 1976, following studies in visual communication in Hamburg. Subsequently, he studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB), and went on to make short movies and documentaries. In 1979 he received the Silver Bear at ... [ more ]

Peter Fleischmann

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Tevfik Baser

1951 Born in Cankiri, Turkey 1971 Abitur in Eskisehir, Turkey 1971 - 1973 Military service, Turkey 1973 – 1978 Residence in London 1978 – 1979 Career training as graphic artist, set designer and photographer in Turkey 1979 – 1980 Training as a cameraman 1980 – 1987 Student at Academy of ... [ more ]

Peter F. Bringmann

Born in 1946 in Hanover. After receiving his Abitur certificate in 1968 in Karlsruhe, he studied from 1968 to 1971 at the University of Television and Film, Munich. Following his studies, he worked as a director’s assistant, unit manager and production manager. In 1973, he worked with other ... [ more ]

Norbert Kückelmann

Born 1930 in Munich, he studied law in Munich and Mainz and took the bar exam in 1957/58. As of 1959 he worked as a lawyer in Munich and then as a criminal defense lawyer as of 1961 (for the cases Bergmeier, Dr. Issels, among others). In 1965 he co-founded the Committee on Young German Film ... [ more ]

Hans-Christoph Blumenberg

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Christoph Schaub

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Bernhard Sinkel

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Thomas Brasch

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Werner Schroeter

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