Volker Schlöndorff

31 Mar 1939

Director, Writer

Volker Schlöndorff (born 31 March 1939 in Wiesbaden, Germany) is a Berlin-based German filmmaker. He won an Oscar as well as the Palme d'or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival for The Tin Drum (1979), the film version of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass. In 1991, he was the Head of the Jury at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival. 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. 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. He is currently married to Angelika Schlöndorff, and the couple has one daughter.

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Filmography (21 titles)

(movie, 2014)
···Diplomatie
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2012)
···La Mer à l'aube
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2007)
···Ulzhan
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2004)
···Der neunte Tag
Genre: Drama, War, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2000)
···Die Stille nach dem Schuß
Genre: Drama, Romance, History
Role: Director
(movie, 1998)
···Palmetto
Genre: Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···Der Unhold
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1991)
···Homo Faber
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1990)
···The Handmaid's Tale
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1985)
···Death of a Salesman
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···Un amour de Swann
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1981)
···Die Fälschung
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1979)
···Die Blechtrommel
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1976)
···Der Fangschuß
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1972)
···Die Moral der Ruth Halbfass
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1972)
···Strohfeuer
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1966)
···Der junge Törless
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Director