Gottfried Kolditz

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Gottfried Kolditz
Born (1922-12-14)14 December 1922
Altenbach, Germany
Died 15 June 1982(1982-06-15) (aged 59)
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Gottfried Kolditz (14 December 1922 – 15 June 1982[1]) was a German movie actor and director.


Kolditz was born in Altenbach, Germany[1] to a farm family. Between 1945 and 1949 he studied German philology at the University of Leipzig, and took a course of direction and acting in 1947–1949 at the Leipzig Higher School of Music and Drama. In the early 1950s he worked as an actor and director at various theaters in East Germany.

After 1955 he worked at DEFA, the East German film studio, in a wide range of genres: fairy tales ("Ms. Blizzard," from the story of the same name by the Brothers Grimm), adventure films, musicals, and science fiction ("Signals" and "B dust of stars" on themes similar to 2001: A Space Odyssey). He wrote scripts both for himself and for other directors. He was widely acclaimed for his Red Westerns with actor Gojko Mitić: "Next Falcon", "Apache" and "Ulzana."

He died in 1982 in Dubrovnik, Croatia[1] while preparing the shooting of a new film from his script, "Chief White Feather," which was later completed by another director.

selected filmography as director[edit]

Personal life[edit]

His son, Stefan Kolditz (born 1956), is a novelist and playwright.


  1. ^ a b c Gottfried Kolditz, The Internet Movie database
  2. ^ Karsten Kruschel: Leim für die Venus. Der Science-Fiction-Film in der DDR, in: Das Science Fiction Jahr 2007, ed. Sascha Mamczak, Wolfgang Jeschke, pp. 803–888

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