Photo: Robert Goddyn
Germany, 1939
filmmaker and director

Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff is a filmmaker and director. He studied at the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques in Paris, but quit after a few years to become assistant to Louis Malle. His debut film was the 1966 Young Törless, based on the novel by Robert Musil. His adaptation of Günter Grass’s The Tin Drum (1979) earned him an Oscar and a Palme d’Or. He also directed films in the United States, such as Death of a Salesman (1985), after the play by Arthur Miller, and The Handmaid’s Tale (1990) after the novel by Margaret Atwood.

Published in

Journal Nexus

Nexus 67

School der beschaving
Journal Nexus

Nexus 57

Beethoven of Superman?

Speaker at


Superman Meets Beethoven

What’s Next for the West?

11 June 2010 10.00 - 17.00 Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam