Hans W. Geißendörfer

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Hans W. Geißendörfer
Pressetermin 30 Jahre Lindenstraße - Hans W. Geißendörfer-9149.jpg
Born Wilhelm Max Geißendörfer
(1941-04-06) 6 April 1941 (age 77)
Augsburg, Bavaria
Occupation Film director
Website geissendoerfer-film.de

Hans W. Geißendörfer (born 6 April 1941 in Augsburg) is a German film director and producer.

Director of The Glass Cell (1978, starring Brigitte Fossey), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film,[1] and 16 other films (The Wild Duck starring Jean Seberg; The Magic Mountain starring Rod Steiger; Justice), he is creator of TV-Series Lindenstraße (since 1985).

In 1970, Geißendörfer won the Film Award in Gold at the Deutscher Filmpreis for Best New Direction for his first film Jonathan.[2] In 1971 he directed the TV film Carlos, which starred Gottfried John and Anna Karina.[3] His 1976 film The Sternstein Manor was entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival.[4] In 1992 his film Gudrun was entered into the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Honourable Mention.[5] His drama Snowland (2005, starring Julia Jentsch and Thomas Kretschmann) won the Special Grand Prize at the Montréal World Film Festival.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "The 51st Academy Awards (1979) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan". filmportal.de. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Zeit Online: Schiller als Italo-Western". zeit.de. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  4. ^ "10th Moscow International Film Festival (1977)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  5. ^ "Berlinale: 1992 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  6. ^ Canby, Vincent (January 1, 1986). "'Edith's Diary', at the Public". New York Times. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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