Volker Schlöndorff, recognized as one of the founders of the movement known as New German Cinema, though his work is singular with this movement for his choice of material and his independent style. Schlöndorff’s early films,” Young Torless”, and the television production,” Baal”, won critical acclaim for their unflinching statements about the German legacy of authoritarianism and violence. His later film, “The Lost Honor of Katharine Blum”, which he co-directed with Margarethe von Trotta, is a searing indictment of police and media injustice when Germany was under attack by the terroristic Red Army Faction. In 1979, Schlöndorffs most celebrated film, “The Tin Drum”, won both the Palm d’or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Producers: Volker Schlöndorff, Thomas Kufus, Kornelia Themen
Co Directors: Alassane Diago, Idriss Diabate, Laurene Manaa Abdallah
Editing: Anette Fleming Music: Bruno Coulais, Ablaye Cissoko
Cinemathography: Paapa Kwaku Duro, Jean Diouff, Michael Kern, Mahamoud Abdoulay, Jonas Aly Sagnon, Axel Schneppat
Sound: Porgo Seydou, Mbaye Maniang Diagne Pat, Fikadu Semegn Emre, Benjamin Simon Sound
Design: Detlef Schitto Re Recording: Mixer Martin Steyer
Animation: Nadia Beddiaf