Volker Schlöndorff  

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Volker Schlöndorff (born in Wiesbaden, Germany on March 31 1939) is a Berlin-based German filmmaker.

He won an Oscar as well as the Palme d'or at the Cannes Film Festival for The Tin Drum (1979), the film version of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass.

Schlöndorff has adapted many literary works for his movies, including some critically well-received US productions, but he is also engaged in post-war German politics. He served as the chief executive for the UFA studio in Babelsberg. Volker Schlöndorff also teaches film and literature at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where he conducts an Intensive Summer Seminar.

He was married to fellow film director Margarethe von Trotta from 1971 to 1991.

Filmography

2004 : The Ninth Day (Der Neunte Tag)
2002 : Ten Minutes Older: The Cello, (segment "The Enlightenment")
2000 : The Legend of Rita (Die Stille nach dem Schuß)
1998 : Palmetto (Dumme sterben nicht aus)
1996 : The Ogre (Der Unhold)
1992 : The Michael Nyman Songbook
1992 : Billy How Did You Do It? (Billy Wilder, wie haben Sie's gemacht)
1991 : The Voyager (Homo Faber)
1990 : The Handmaid's Tale (Die Geschichte der Dienerin)
1985 : Death of a Salesman (Der Tod eines Handlungsreisenden)
1983 : War and Peace (Krieg und Frieden)
1981 : The Circle of Deceit
1980 : The Candidate (Der Kandidat)
1979 : The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel)
1976 : Le Coup de grâce (Der Fangschuß)
1975 : The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann)
1971 : Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach (Der Plötzliche Reichtum der armen Leute von Kombach)
1966 : Young Törless (Der Junge Törless)

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