Volker SchlöTndorff (Volker Schlondorff)( Director)
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Biography Volker SchlöTndorff (Volker Schlondorff)
Volker SchlöTndorff was born March 31, 1939 in Germany, Wiesbaden. In the 50 - s SchlöTndorff studied at the Sorbonne economics and political science, also attended the Paris Institute of Higher Film (IDHEC - Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques). In 1960 he staged the short film `Who is it saddens', which was banned by the censor. From 1960 to 1964 he worked as an assistant to directors such as Louis Malla, Alain Resnais and Jean - Pierre Melville. His film debut was the movie `The young Terless` (1966). In 1973, together with Reinhard Hauffe and Eberhard Unkersdorf he founded his own company `Bioskop Film`. The best picture is a film by Volker SchlöTndorff `Tin Drum '(1979), which became the most lucrative in the history of German film and the Grand Prix - at the Cannes and` Oscar' in 1980 as best foreign film. Volker SchlöTndorff is also known that staged several operas in Berlin, Frankfurt and Paris. Since 1992 he is the chief executive producer of the German studio Babelsberg `` (former UFA / DEFA) in Frankfurt.