Heinrich Boll

Novelist, Screenwriter, Director
Leading postwar German writer whose politics and prose found favor with a number of directors of the New German Cinema. First adapted to the screen by the team of Jean-Marie Straub and Danielle Huillet in the mid-1960s ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1916 in Germany

Filmography

other (13)

Deutschland im Herbst 1993 (Movie)

("Antigone") (Screenplay)

Deutschland im Herbst 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Kolner Erinnerungen aus 40 Jahren 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Krieg und Frieden 1981 (Movie)

screenplay fiction sequences (Screenplay)

Krieg und Frieden 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Gruppenbild Mit Dame 1976 (Movie)

("Gruppenbild Mit Dame") (Source Material (from novel))

Gruppenbild Mit Dame 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ansichten Eines Clowns 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ansichten Eines Clowns 1974 (Movie)

("Ansichten Eines Clowns") (Source Material (from novel))

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum 1974 (Movie)

("Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum") (Source Material (from novel))

Machorka-Muff 1969 (Movie)

("Hauptstadtisches Journal") (From Story)

Not Reconciled, Or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules 1969 (Movie)

from novel "Billard um Halbzehn"(("Billiards at Half Past Nine")) (Source Material (from novel))

The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Biography

Leading postwar German writer whose politics and prose found favor with a number of directors of the New German Cinema. First adapted to the screen by the team of Jean-Marie Straub and Danielle Huillet in the mid-1960s, the best known film from Boll is Volker Schlondorff and Margarethe von Trotta's "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975)--subsequently made into the American network TV movie "The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck" (1984).

He adapted two of his own novels; "Ansichten Eines Clowns" (1975) and "Group Portrait with Lady" (1977) and wrote the fiction segments for the otherwise documentary "War and Peace" (1982; co-directed by, among others, Schlondorff and ALexander Kluge). Boll was a co-director of the oft-discussed collective-documentary-protest film "Germany in Autumn" (1978).

Milestones

1985

Acting debut in "Kolner Erinnerungen aus 40 Jahren"

1978

Film directing debut with collective film "Deutschland im Herbst"

1977

Fiction feature screenwriting debut (also from novel), "Ansichten Eines Clowns/ The Clowns"

1963

First story adapated to film, "Machorka-Muff" (dirs. Straub/Huillet)

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