Herbert Achternbusch

Herbert Achternbusch

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Musik, Sonstiges, Produzent, Produktionsleitung
*23.11.1938 München

Biography

Herbert Achternbusch, born November 23, 1938, in Munich, wanted to become a painter and poet after finishing secondary school. But from 1960 to 1962, he consecutively studied at Pädagogische Hochschule München-Pasing, at Nuremberg's Kunstakademie, and for three semesters at Munich's Akademie der Bildenden Künste instead. Then, from 1962 on, Achternbusch worked in several jobs before colleagues and friends such as Martin Walser advised him to become a writer rather than a painter.

In 1969, Suhrkamp published "Hülle", a collection of stories, Achternbusch's first publication of meanwhile more than 50 books. Shortly after the publication, Achternbusch started to make films on substandard film and became part of the German auteur film scene. Achternbusch then played parts in films by Werner Herzog and Volker Schlöndorff and wrote the screen play to Herzog's "Herz aus Glas" ("Heart of Glass").

In 1974, Achternbusch made his first feature film: "Das Andechser Gefühl" featured Margarethe von Trotta who developed the screen play with him and Achternbusch himself in the leading parts. Achternbusch also starred in the leading roles of his following films. More and more, the versatile artist became a provocative maverick of the established culture scene and is also a disputed figure of the film scene: In 1977, he burned the "Petrarca" prize right after receiving it from the hands of Peter Handke. Six years later, his film "Das Gespenst" ("The Ghost") caused a nationwide scandal because of his "disrespectful" portrait of Jesus.

Since then, the film artist is consistently ignored by all promotion boards. As a consequence, Achternbusch had to shoot his following films on Super-8 which was later transferred to 35 millimetres. From the mid-1990s on, Achternbusch has made less and less films.

Herbert Achternbusch is the father of four children. Since 1975, he is living with his wife Gerda in Buchendorf.

Filmography

2008 Heimat - Deine Filme
Participation
 
2008 Achternbusch
Participation
 
2005-2007 Bierbichler
Participation
 
2002/2003 Musen, Macht und Glamour - Die Welt der Maximilianstrasse
Participation
 
2002 Das Klatschen der einen Hand
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 
2001/2002 Herberts Hellas. Achternbusch trifft Apollon
Participation
 
1997/1998 Neue Freiheit - Keine Jobs
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1996/1997 Picasso in München
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1994/1995 Hades
Cast, Director, Screenplay
 
1993/1994 Ab nach Tibet!
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Music, Producer
 
1992 Ich bin da Ich bin da
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1991 I Know the Way to the Hofbrauhaus
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 
1991 Niemandsland
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1989/1990 Hick's Last Stand
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 
1988/1989 Mix Wix
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 
1987/1988 Wohin?
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1986/1987 Punch Drunk
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer, Unit production manager
 
1985/1986 Heilt Hitler!
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 
1984/1985 Die Föhnforscher
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1984/1985 Blaue Blumen
Voice, Director, Screenplay, Commentary, Director of photography, Optical effects, Special effects, Producer
 
1984 Alles möglich
Cast
 
1983/1984 Rita Ritter
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1983/1984 Wanderkrebs
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1983 Die Olympiasiegerin
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1982/1983 Der Platzanweiser
Participation
 
1982 Das Gespenst
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1982 Der Depp
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1981 Das letzte Loch
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1980/1981 Der Neger Erwin
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1979 Der Komantsche
Cast, Director, Screenplay, based on, Producer
 
1978 Der junge Mönch
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1977/1978 Servus Bayern
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1976/1977 Bierkampf
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1976 Herz aus Glas
Screenplay
 
1975/1976 Die Atlantikschwimmer
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1974/1975 Das Andechser Gefühl
Cast, Director, Screenplay
 
1974 Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
Cast
 
1973/1974 Übernachtung in Tirol
Cast
 
1971/1972 6. Dezember 1971
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 
1970/1971 Das Kind ist tot
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
 

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