The cult director died at the age of 84
Peter Fleischmann is dead. The important director of New German Cinema died at the age of 84 in Potsdam.
The great German director Peter Fleischmann is dead. His family confirmed the “Tagesspiegel”that the filmmaker died on Wednesday at the age of 84 as a result of a fall in a Potsdam hospital. Fleischmann was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German Cinema, as was Wim Wenders (75), Werner Herzog (78) and Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-1982). This film style shaped domestic productions in the 60s and 70s.
Fleischmann, who was born in Zweibrücken, was one of the pioneers of the modern German cinema scene. His most famous works include “Hunting Scenes from Lower Bavaria”, “The Hamburg Disease” or “Autumn of the Bums”. In the 1990s he successfully worked to save the film studios in Potsdam-Babelsberg and helped to thread the takeover by the French Vivendi group.
His first novel was published in 2008
Fleischmann is a founding member of the German Film Academy and published his first novel “Die Zukunftsangst der Deutschen” in 2008. He made his last film with “My friend, the murderer” in 2006.