Alexander Kluge

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Kluge is the "godfather" of New German Cinema. As one of the originators (some say the driving force) of the 1962 Oberhausen Manifesto, Kluge urged young filmmakers to rebel against the moribund German film ... Read more »
Born: 02/14/1932 in Germany

Filmography

Writer (22)

Vermischte Nachrichten 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Die Macht der Gefuehle 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Krieg und Frieden 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Der Kandidat 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Die Patriotin 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nachrichten von der Staufern 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Der Starke Ferdinand 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Besitzburgerin, Jahrgang 1908 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Die Reise nach Wien 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Der Grosse Verhau 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ein Arzt aus Halberstadt 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed 1967 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Yesterday Girl 1965 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Yesterday Girl 1965 (Movie)

("Attendance List For a Funeral") (From Story)
Director (21)

Deutschland im Herbst 1993 (Movie)

(prologue/episodes 2,3,10,12,13, 15,16) (Director)

Vermischte Nachrichten 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Die Macht der Gefuehle 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Krieg und Frieden 1981 (Movie)

("Vom Standpunkt der Infanterie") (Director)

Der Kandidat 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Die Patriotin 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Nachrichten von der Staufern 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Der Starke Ferdinand 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Besitzburgerin, Jahrgang 1908 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Der Grosse Verhau 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Ein Arzt aus Halberstadt 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Yesterday Girl 1965 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (7)

The Night of the Film-Makers 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Die Macht der Gefuehle 1982 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Krieg und Frieden 1981 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Die Patriotin 1978 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Der Starke Ferdinand 1975 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed 1967 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Yesterday Girl 1965 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)
Producer (6)

Vermischte Nachrichten 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)

Die Macht der Gefuehle 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Die Patriotin 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Der Grosse Verhau 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Yesterday Girl 1965 (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

Deutschland im Herbst 1993 (Movie)

(Production Supervisor)
Art Department (1)

In Gefahr Groesster Not Bringt der Mittelweg den Tod 1974 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Other (1)

Lust for Love 1966 (Movie)

(art) (Technical Advisor)

Biography

Kluge is the "godfather" of New German Cinema. As one of the originators (some say the driving force) of the 1962 Oberhausen Manifesto, Kluge urged young filmmakers to rebel against the moribund German film establishment. Originally trained as a lawyer, he has written widely about aesthetic theory, film and economics, and as head of the Institut fur Filmgestaltung in Ulm, he shaped the talents and consciousness of Wim Wenders and Edgar Reitz, among others. His own films, marked by an acerbic wit, satirize political incongruities through avant-garde editing and narrative techniques.

Relationships

Alexandra Kluge

Sister
starred in Kluge films "Yester Day Girl" (1966) and "Occasional Work of a Female Slave" (1974)

EDUCATION

University of Frankfurt

University of Marburg

University of Freiburg

Milestones

1963

Formed Kairos-Film production company

1962

Signed Oberhausen Manifesto

1962

Appointed head of the Institute fur Film Gestaltung, Ulm, FDR

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