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Lothar G. Buchheim (1918–2007)

Lothar G. Buchheim was born on February 6, 1918 in Weimar, Germany as Lothar-Günther Buchheim. He was a writer and actor, known for Das Boot (1981), Das Boot (1985) and Das Boot (2018). He was married to Diethild Wickboldt. He died on February 22, 2007 in Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany. See full bio »

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  Das Boot (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Das Boot" - 1 episode, 2018) (novel "Die Festung - 1 episode, 2018) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (novel "Das Boot") / (novel "Die Festung)
 1985-1987 Das Boot (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- In der Heimat (1987) ... (novel - as Lothar-Günther Buchheim)
- Auf Grund (1987) ... (novel - as Lothar-Günther Buchheim)
- Himmelfahrtskommando (1987) ... (novel)
- Der erste Angriff (1985) ... (novel)
- Auf Suchkurs (1985) ... (novel)
 1981 Das Boot (novel)
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 1991 Erfolg
 1982 Doktor Faustus
Dr. Erasmi
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 1979 Das ist Ihr Leben (TV Series)
- Lothar-Günther Buchheim (1979) ... Himself (as Lothar-Günther Buchheim)
 1978 Litera-Tour (TV Series)

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Other Works:

Novel "Der Abschied" (2000) See more »

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2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lothar-Günther Buchheim

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Being a war correspondent, he joined the crew of the famous German submarine U-96 in 1941 to photograph and describe it in action. Based on these experiences, he wrote "Das Boot" about thirty years later. See more »

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