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Films By Volker Schlöndorff

CIRCLE OF DECEIT (Volker Schlondorff, 1981)
In 1975, Georg Laschen, a top correspondent for a large German periodical, is assigned to cover the civil war in Lebanon. Georg is married to Greta, herself a writer, but theirs is a barren relations… Read more

COUP DE GRÂCE (Volker Schlöndorff, )
Coup de grace is set in an unnamed Baltic State, in 1919 After the Russian Revolution, the defeated Germans sent volunteer troops to join the Expeditionary Forces fighting the revolutionaries At that… Read more

SUMMER LIGHTNING (Volker Schlöndorff, 1972)
Summer Lightning is directed by Volker Schlondorff who has won an international reputation with films like Young Torless and The Sudden Wealth of the Poor People of Kombach, and it stars his wife, Ma… Read more

THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM (Volker Schlöndorff, 1975)
Katharina Blum is a divorcee, young, attractive and shy. At a party, she meets a young man and they go back to her apartment. In the morning, heavily armed police burst in, but the young man has alre… Read more

The Ninth Day (Volker Schlondorff, 2004)
Faith, conscience and evil lie at the very heart of Volker Schloendorff's masterly new film, [The Ninth Day]. Based on a true story, this measured and deeply compelling film explores one of the most … Read more

Within the framework of a social parable, the film attempts to show how easily the structure of a society works to prevent the under-privileged from recognising their true position. Dealing with the … Read more

THE TIN DRUM (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979)
Volker Schlondörff has been at the head of German production since the mid-sixties when the revival in quality commenced. His earlier films like Young Torless, The Lost Honour of Katherina Blum, The… Read more

ULZHAN (Volker Schlondorff, 2006)
A patient journey to the heart of the ancient Central Asian steppe where one man is hunting for treasure. But perhaps he's also trying to save his soul… Driven by a mysterious force, a Parisia… Read more

YOUNG TORLESS (Volker Schlöndorff, 1966)
This faithful screen version of Robert Musil's well-known novel is a major work of the new German cinema. Set in a remote Austrian boarding school before the First World War. the story centres on one… Read more

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