Edgar Reitz


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Studied theatre science, German philology, art history, and publicism in Munich. Published some poems and short stories during early 1950s, co-edited the literature magazine "Spuren". In 1952, he took acting lessons, co-founded a student theatre which became established as the university's studio stage in 1954. He assisted (camera, editing, ... See full bio »

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 1995 Century of Cinema (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1983 Biermann-Film (Short)
 1979 Susanne tanzt (Documentary short)
 1978 Germany in Autumn (Documentary) (segment "Grenzstation")
 1977 Zero Hour
 1977 Altstadt - Lebensstadt (TV Short documentary)
 1975 Bethanien (Documentary short)
 1975 Wir gehen wohnen (Documentary short)
 1975 Wir planen ein Picnic (Documentary short)
 1971 Kino zwei (Documentary)
 1969 Uxmal
 1969 Cardillac
 1968 Filmstunde (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 Fußnoten (TV Movie)
 1966 Die Kinder (Short)
 1965 Binnenschiffahrt (Short)
 1963 Speed (Short)
 1962 Post und Technik (Short)
 1962 Kommunikation - Technik der Verständigung (Documentary short)
 1960 Ärztekongreß (Short)
 1960 Yucatan (Short)
 1959 Baumwolle (Short)
 1959 Krebsforschung I (Short)
 1959 Krebsforschung II (Short)
 1958 Schicksal einer Oper (Documentary short)
 1953 Auf offener Bühne (Short)
 1953 Gesicht einer Residenz (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Reitz

Spouse:

Salome Kammer
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[on his early years as filmmaker] Like most directors of my generation, I had no interest in German films back then. I loved the great Italian filmmakers (Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti and Fellini), and I admired Truffaut, Godard and Malle. To me, German films were nothing but the expression of Adenauer's age of restoration. My rejection was so strong that I hardly know any of the films shown in ... See more »

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Married to the singer and actress Salome Kammer, who appeared in Heimats 2 and 3. See more »

Trademark:

The frequent switching between color and black-and-white film to convey different emotional states See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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