Cast, Director, Assistant director, Screenplay, Production design, Costume design, Miscellaneous, Unit production manager
Bergreichenstein (Kašperské Hory), Tschechien Hamburg

Biography

Kurt Raab was born July 20, 1941, in Bergreichenstein, Bohemia. At Straubing's Musisches Gymnasium, he met Wilhelm Rabenauer (Peer Raben). After finishing high school, they both went to Munich where Raab started to study German studies and history and worked for TV productions, for instance, as a prop master for ZDF television. In 1966, he became a teller at action-theater and played his first role in Raben's "Antigone" adaptation.

In 1968, Raab co-founded "antiteater", subsequently performed in numerous productions by Fassbinder and participated as a writer and director. Raab played his first big role in a film in "Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?" ("Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?"). Besides his work at theatre, he participated in all of Fassbinder's film productions until 1977. He wrote a first draft of the screenplay to "Mutter Küsters Fahrt zum Himmel" ("Mother Kuster's Trip to Heaven") and was a successful actor and production designer: In 1971, he won the German film award for his production design of "Whity".

In Ulli Lommel's film "Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe" ("Tenderness of the Wolves") – that was based on a screenplay by Raab – he played the mass murderer Haarmann. Furthermore, he appeared in films by Reinhard Hauff, Herbert Achternbusch, and Michael Fengler.

After his collaboration with Fassbinder ended, Raab performed at theatres in Bochum, Munich, and Hamburg, and continued his movie and TV career. Raab, who contracted AIDS in the 1980s, thematized his experiences with his illness in the TV documentary film "Mitten im Leben" and in other projects.

On June 28, 1988, Kurt Raab died in Munich.

 

Filmography

2011
  • Participation
1988
  • Director
1987/1988
  • Cast
1984-1986
  • Casting
1984-1986
  • Casting
1985/1986
  • Cast
1984/1985
  • Cast
1983/1984
  • Cast
1983/1984
  • Cast
1983
  • Cast
1984
  • Cast
  • Script editor
1983/1984
  • Cast
1982/1983
  • Cast
1976/1983
  • Cast
  • Set design
1982/1983
  • Cast
1982/1983
  • Cast
1982/1983
  • Cast
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Set design
1981/1982
  • Cast
1981/1982
  • Cast
1980/1981
  • Cast
1982
  • Cast
1979/1980
  • Cast
1980/1981
  • Cast
1981
  • Cast
1978/1979
  • Cast
  • Miscellaneous
1978/1979
  • Cast
1978/1979
  • Cast
1977/1978
  • Cast
  • Set design
1976/1977
  • Cast
1976
  • Set design
1975/1976
  • Production design
1975/1976
  • Cast
  • Set design
1976
  • Cast
  • Set design
1976
  • Cast
1976
  • Set design
1974
  • Cast
  • Set design
1974/1975
  • Cast
  • Set design
1975
  • Cast
  • Co-author
  • Production design
1975
  • Cast
  • Production design
1972-1974
  • Dubbing
  • Set design
  • Unit production manager
1973/1974
  • Cast
  • Production design
1973/1974
  • Cast
1973/1974
  • Cast
  • Set design
1973
  • Cast
  • Production design
1972
  • Production design
1972
  • Cast
  • Production design
1972/1973
  • Cast
  • Screenplay
  • Production design
1972
  • Cast
  • Production design
1972
  • Cast
  • Production design
  • Costume design
1972
  • Cast
  • Production design
1972
  • Cast
  • Production design
1971/1972
  • Assistant director
  • Set design
1971
  • Cast
  • Set design
  • Costume design
1970/1971
  • Cast
  • Production design
1970/1971
  • Cast
  • Set design
1970/1971
  • Cast
1970/1971
  • Set design
  • Unit production manager
1970/1971
  • Participation
1970
  • Cast
  • Set design
1970
  • Cast
  • Assistant director
  • Production design
  • Costume design
1970/1971
  • Cast
  • Assistant director
  • Set design
1970
  • Cast
  • Set design
1970
  • Cast
  • Production design
1969
  • Cast
1969/1970
  • Cast
  • Assistant director
  • Production design