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Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff was born 31.3.1939 in Wiesbaden. He moved to France in 1956, studied politics in Paris and was assistant to Louis Malle, Jean-Pierre Melville and Alain Renais. YOUNG TORLESS (1965) was the first international hit of New German Cinema. THE LOST HONOUR OF KATHARINA BLUM, filmed with Margarethe von Trotta was a huge international success. THE TIN DRUM received a Golden Palm in Cannes 1979 as well as an Academy Award. He made several films in France and the USA and ran the former UFA/DEFA Studios in Babelsberg from 1992-97. His history film LA MER A L'AUBE (CALM AT SEA) was screened at the 2012 Berlinale in the Panorama section. (Source : Berlin Film Festival)

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