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German Directors

From Murnau and Fritz Lang to Roland Emmerich and Tom Twyker.
  1. Fatih Akin (3)
  2. Fritz Lang (21)
  3. Rosa Von Praunheim
  4. Tom Tykwer (7)
  5. Werner Herzog (6)

Roland Emmerich
Independent he ain't: the director of, ahem, Godzilla and Independence Day was born in Stuttgart.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Biography of the best known director of the New German Cinema. Fassbinder has also been called the most important filmmaker of the post-WWII generation.

F.W. Murnau
The "Web of Murnau" is a thorough resouce on the director of Nosferatu.

Wolfgang Petersen
The man who brought you Das Boot, In the Line of Fire, and Air Force One.

Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl (Triumph of The Will) will celebrated her 101 birthday on August 22, 2003. She designed her own web site.

Volker Schlöndorff
IMBD's full coverage of the director of The Tin Drum and many other films.

Wim Wenders
The official site. Offering bio, photos, message board, music section, detailed information on all of his films, and an e-commerce area to purchase books about the filmmaker.

Billy Wilder
An essay from PBS about the wittiest German filmmaker.

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