Herbert Achternbusch

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Herbert Achternbusch
Born (1938-11-23) 23 November 1938 (age 76)
Munich, Germany
Occupation Film director
Years active 1971 - 2002

Herbert Achternbusch (born 23 November 1938 in Munich) is a German writer, painter and filmmaker. His anarchist surrealistic films are not known to a wide audience in Germany, although one of them, Das Gespenst (The Ghost), caused a scandal in 1983 because of its alleged blasphemous content.[1] Werner Herzog, a director of the New German Cinema, based his film Heart of Glass on a story by Achternbusch.

In 1981, he directed the film Der Neger Erwin, which was entered into the 31st Berlin International Film Festival.[2] The following year, he directed The Ghost, which was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival.[3] In 1988, his film Wohin? was entered into the 38th Berlin International Film Festival.[4] In 1995, his film Hades was entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.[5]

Herbert Achternbusch was awarded the German international literary Petrarca-Preis in 1977, but he declined.[citation needed] In 2010, he was awarded the Kassel Literary Prize. He won the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis in 1986 and 1994.

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  1. ^ "Filmszene Bayern: Herbert Achternbusch", Bayerischer Rundfunk Online, 22 November 2006. Accessed 5 May 2007. (in German)
  2. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Der Neger Erwin". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1983 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Berlinale: 1988 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Berlinale: 1995 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 

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  • Hans-Michael Bock (rd.): The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books 2009, p. 2-3.

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