Margarethe Von Trotta

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Perhaps the best known female director to emerge from the New German Cinema, Von Trotta began her career as a stage actress and, in the late 1960s, appeared in films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Volker Schlondorff ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1942 in Berlin, DE

Filmography

Writer (18)

Die abhandene Welt 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hannah Arendt 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vision 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rosenstrasse 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Promise 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Africana 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fear and Love 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Felix 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rosa Luxemburg 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Final Call 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Friends and Husbands 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Marianne and Julianne 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Second Awakening of Christa Klages 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Der Fangschuss 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Strohfeuer 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (17)

Die abhandene Welt 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Hannah Arendt 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Vision 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Ich Bin Die Andere 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Rosenstrasse 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Other Woman 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Promise 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Long Silence 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Africana 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Fear and Love 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Felix 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Rosa Luxemburg 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Friends and Husbands 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Marianne and Julianne 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

The Second Awakening of Christa Klages 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum 1974 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (16)

The Night of the Film-Makers 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Beware of a Holy Whore 1989 (Movie)

Production Secretary (Actor)

Gods of the Plague 1989 (Movie)

Margarethe (Actor)

The American Soldier 1989 (Movie)

Maid (Actor)

Calling the Shots 1988 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Three Women Filmmakers 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Blaubart 1984 (Movie)

Jutta (Actor)

An Act Of Mercy 1976 (Movie)

Sophie de Reval (Actor)

Der Fangschuss 1975 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Die Atlantikschwinner 1975 (Movie)

Swimming Instructor (Actor)

Strohfeuer 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Moral der Ruth Halbfass 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baal 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hands Up! 1967 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Perhaps the best known female director to emerge from the New German Cinema, Von Trotta began her career as a stage actress and, in the late 1960s, appeared in films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Volker Schlondorff (she married the latter in 1971). She then co-scripted (and narrated) Schlondorff's "The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach" (1971), turned in a precise, riveting performance in the lead role of "Coup de Grace" (1974) and co-directed "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975) with her husband. Von Trotta made an impressive solo directing debut with "The Re-awakening of Christa Klages" (1977). The film introduces many of the themes that recur in her later work: the complexities of female bonding; the dimensions and dilemmas of liberalism; and the uses and effects of violence.

Relationships

Elisabeth von Trotta

Mother

Alfred Roloff

Father
died in 1952

Volker Schlondorff

Husband
married in 1969 second husband divorced

EDUCATION

attended universities in Paris and Munich; studied Romance languages and literature and German studies

attended drama school in Munich

Milestones

1975

First film as co-director, "Die verlorene Ehre der Katherina Blum/The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum"

1968

First film acting role in "Schrage Vogel"

Performed in theaters in Dinkelsbul, Stuttgart and Franfurt in the 1960s

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