Volker Schlöndorff


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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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 42 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Tin Drum Director
(1979)
Young Törless Director
(1966)
Calm at Sea Director
(2011)
Diplomacy Director
(2014)

Filmography

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 2017 Return to Montauk (as Volker Schloendorff)
 2014 Diplomacy
 2011 Calm at Sea
 2007 Ulzhan
 2006 Strike
 2006 Billy Wilder Speaks (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 The Ninth Day
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (segment "The Enlightenment")
 2002 Ein Produzent hat Seele oder er hat keine (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Palmetto (as Volker Schlondorff)
 1996 Lumière sur un massacre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1996 The Ogre
 1992 The Michael Nyman Songbook (Documentary)
 1992 Arena (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)
 1991 Voyager
 1990 The Handmaid's Tale (as Volker Schlondorff)
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie) (as Volker Schlondorff)
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie) (as Volker Schlondorff)
 1984 Swann in Love
 1982 War and Peace (Documentary) (segments "Entwicklung", "Fahnen der Zeremonie", "Gespräche im Weltraum", "Kill Your Sister", "Kohl in Washington")
 1980 The Candidate (Documentary)
 1979 The Tin Drum
 1978 Germany in Autumn (Documentary) (segments "Hanns-Martin Schleyer", "Die verschobene Antigone", "Funeral")
 1977 Portrait of Valeska Gert (Documentary)
 1975 Nouvelles de Henry James (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1974 Stayover in Tirol (TV Movie)
 1972 A Free Woman
 1971 Aspekte (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1970 Baal (TV Movie)
 1967 Der Paukenspieler (segment "Ein unheimlicher Moment")
 1960 Wen kümmert's? (Short)
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[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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Although being a member of Germany's Social Democratic Party for many years, he supported Angela Merkel's electoral campaign in 2005. See more »

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