Günther Kaufmann

Born: 16 June 1947, Munich
Died: 10 May 2012, Berlin

Highlighted works

  • RIO DAS MORTES

    Hanna Schygulla plays a girl who wants to settle down, but her free-wheeling boyfriend has other ideas.

  • QUERELLE

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s adaptation of one of his favourite novels by Jean Genet – a dream-like tale of sex, murder and the quest for self-realisation.

  • GÖTTER DER PEST

    In this melancholy thriller, capitalism is the ‘plague’ and criminals are its ‘gods’.

  • Die NIKLASHAUSER FAHRT

    Fassbinder’s intriguing exploration of the arts of political mass manipulation.

  • In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden

    A lonely transsexual journeys through modern Frankfurt in this dark elegy for doomed love.

  • PIONIERE IN INGOLSTADT

    A newly arrived army regiment makes a big impression on the sexually frustrated women of a Bavarian town.

  • Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss

    A young sports journalist meets an ageing movie star in this eerie vision of 1950s Germany.

  • Die DRITTE GENERATION

    Colourful farce centring on a group of bourgeois self-styled terrorists.

  • Lola

    Fantastically vulgar update of The Blue Angel (1930) set in late 1950s West Germany.

  • Die Ehe der Maria Braun

    Hanna Schygulla gives a star performance in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film, as a German woman who struggles to rebuild her life after the Second World War.

  • WARUM LÄUFT HERR R. AMOK?

    A brilliant black comedy of manners about a man surely at the end of his tether…

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