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Frank Beyer

Frank Beyer is a German film director. He studied theatre science and worked as a director for small plays before studying film at the Prager film school. In 1957 came his debut film, Zwei Mütter. But it was Nackt unter Wölfen and Jakob der Lügner which made him famous for their portrayals of life in the concentration camp and Ghetto.

His later work came increasingly under the censorship of East Germany, culminating the outright ban of Spur der Steine starring Manfred Krug three days after its release, despite critical acclaim in West Germany. The film was not shown there again until after the fall of the Berlin Wall. After 1989, his work was mainly produced for television, working with writers such as Carl Zuckmayer and Erich Loest.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Frank Beyer Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer
BirthdayMay 26, 1932
BirthplaceNobitz, Germany
Date of deathOctober 1, 2006 (Berlin, Germany, age 74)

Selected Filmography

Five Cartridges
Naked Among Wolves
Anti-Nazi Classics
Trace of Stones
Jakob the Liar
Jacob the Liar
Naked Among the Wolves
Carbide and Sorrel
Trace of Stones by FIRST RUN FEATURES by Frank Beyer
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