Filmmuseum Potsdam; F: J. Leopold (FMP)
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Thinking about Wolfgang Staudte



Nachdenken über Wolfgang Staudte
A documentation of an event by the Potsdam Film Museum on the occasion of Staudte’s 100th Birthday.
Wolfgang Staudte is one of the most important German film directors of the postwar period. Born in 1906, he started his career as a film director in the 1930s - after having worked at the theatre as well as for the commercial film industry. At DEFA, he made the first postwar German film entitled "Die Möder sind unter uns" ("The Murderers Are Among Us"). Staudte belonged to the few politically conscious filmmakers. Since the 1960s, he worked for television. Besides the popular series "Der Seewolf " ("The Sea Wolf") and "Der Lockruf des Goldes" ("The Lure of Gold "), he also produced sociocritical series like "Die Pawlaks" ("The Pawlaks") or "MS Franziska" ("MS Franziska").
The articles in this book document the same-titled retrospective by the Potsdam Film Museum on the occasion of Staudte’s 100th Birthday in October 2006, supported by the DEFA-foundation and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State Brandenburg.