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Volker Schlöndorff Poster

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 31 March 1939Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany

Mini Bio (1)

Has studied economy and political sciences as well as at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographique (IDHEC) in Paris, France. Worked as an assistant director with Louis Malle, Jean-Pierre Melville and Alain Resnais. Founded his own production company Bioskop Film together with Reinhard Hauff and Eberhard Junkersdorf in 1973. Has directed several operas in Frankfurt a/M, Berlin (Germany) and Paris, France. Since 1992 chief executive of the german production company Sudio Babelsberg GmbH (former UFA/DEFA).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Oliver Heidelbach

Spouse (2)

Angelika Gruber (1992 - present) (1 child)
Margarethe von Trotta (1971 - 1991) (divorced)

Trivia (13)

Received the highest French order "Officier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur" (Knight in the national order of the Legion of Honour) from the French ambassador in Berlin (29 April 2002).
Retrospective at the San Sebastián Film Festival (2002).
Ancient student at L'IDHEC (La FEMIS).
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1970.
Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1991.
Has been professor for film and literature at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland, since 2001.
Although being a member of Germany's Social Democratic Party for many years, he supported Angela Merkel's electoral campaign in 2005.
Good friends with Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll.
In the 1970s, he was heavily criticized for sympathizing with terrorists of the Red Army Fraction.
Graduated from high school with Bertrand Tavernier (1959).
Participating in a student exchange program, he went to Paris in 1956 and lived there the following ten years.
Is portrayed by Rüdiger Rudolph in Stoned (2005).
Was in a long-term relationship with Ute Lemper. They planned to do a film together based on the life of Hildegard Knef. This was in the late 1980s, early 90s.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on shooting Return to Montauk (2017)] We all feel so comfortable in this project, which is such a rarity in this industry.

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