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Egon Gunther

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Egon Günther ranked with Konrad Wolf, Frank Beyer, and Heiner Carow as one of the former East Germany's most influential "second generation" directors. Before involving himself in film, Günther attended Leipzig University where between 1948 and 1951, he studied German philology, educational theory, and philosophy. After working as a teacher and a publisher's reader, Günther became a script adviser and writer at DEFA Features Studio. He directed his first film, Lots Weib/Lot's Wife, in 1965. Günther collaborated on the script, as he would with many subsequent films. Though he completed his second film, Wenn du Groth Bist, Lieber Adam/When Do You Grow Up, Dear Adam, that same year, it was banned until 1990. After that setback, Günther specialized in literary adaptations, beginning with the internationally acclaimed Abschied (1968). When not directing feature films, Günther works frequently on television, writes novels, and publishes poetry.

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No Score Yet Junge Frau von 1914 Screenwriter Director 2015
No Score Yet Erziehung vor Verdun. Der große Krieg der weißen Männer Screenwriter Director 2014
No Score Yet Lots Weib Screenwriter Director 2012
No Score Yet Wenn du groß bist, lieber Adam Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Die Braut Screenwriter Director 2011
No Score Yet Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther) Screenwriter Director 1976
No Score Yet Lotte in Weimar Director Screenwriter 1975
No Score Yet Die Schlüssel Director 1974
No Score Yet Der Dritte Director 1971
No Score Yet Abschied Director 1968

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