Biography of Herbert Achternbusch (1938-VVVV)

Writer, actor, and German filmmaker born in Munich in 1938. He/She spent his childhood and youth in Bavaria, region which remains until today its major source of artistic inspiration. Their activity is very diverse: he/she has composed pieces for theater and radio scripts, translator, painter and sculptor. As different as his artistic activities is his work, and therefore difficult to classify.

Poems which began writing in the 1960s were followed stories in the 1970s. His first narrative texts (Die Alexanderschlacht, the battle of Alejandro, 1971; L' état c'est moi, State I, 1972) are mixed compositions in which there are patches of different genres such as the novel, the narration, the screenplay and monologue, among others. After the production of his short film Das Kind ist tot (the child is dead, 1971) cinema became in the mid-1970s in his favorite medium. The texts of his films were published both as screenplays as prose, and even in the form of a book illustrated with photos. In 1993 he/she won the prize for the Munich Film Festival.

In the world of cinema, his career fits approaches independent, mostly defined by a position too personalistic, provocative, that has left a deep imprint on works eminently conceptual and avant-garde, as well as suggesting in criticism of the subjects addressed (religion, society, geographical framework in which wandering people, etc.). His films just transcend the commercial sector; It is one of the most followed by seekers of original, stories of passes in areas interested in film culture.


1974: das Andechser Gefühl. 1975: Die Atlantikschwimmer. 1976: Bierkampf. 1977: Servus Bayern. 1978: Der junge Mönch. 1979: Der komantsche.1980: Der Neger Erwin. 1981: das Letze Loch. 1982: Der depp; Das gespenst. 1983: Die Olympiasiegerin; Rita Ritter. 1984: Balue Blumen; Der Wanderkrebs; Die Fohnforscher. 1985: Heil Hitler. 1986: Pumch Druck. 1988: Wohin.