Günter Reisch

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Günter Reisch
Born (1927-11-24)24 November 1927
Berlin, Germany
Died 24 February 2014(2014-02-24) (aged 86)
Berlin, Germany
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1951–1990

Günter Reisch (24 November 1927 – 24 February 2014) was a German film director and screenwriter.[1] He served in the German Army during the last stage of World War II. On 20 April 1944 he became a member of the Nazi Party. After his release from an American POW camp, he returned to Potsdam in the Soviet occupation zone and joined the Free German Youth and later the Socialist Unity Party of Germany. He started working with theater and film and became one of East Germany's most prominent film makers. He made 20 films, including the two Karl Liebknecht films. His 1978 film Anton the Magician was entered into the 11th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

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  1. ^ Süddeutsche.de GmbH, Munich, Germany. "DEFA-Regisseur Günter Reisch gestorben - Kultur-News - Süddeutsche.de". Sueddeutsche.de. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  2. ^ "11th Moscow International Film Festival (1979)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 

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