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Slátan Dudow is a Director, Scriptwriter and Assistant Director Bulgare born on 30 january 1903 at Dimitrovgrad

Slátan Dudow

Slátan Dudow
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Nationality Bulgarie
Birth 30 january 1903 at Dimitrovgrad
Death 12 july 1963 (at 60 years) at Fürstenwalde (German)
Awards National Prize of East Germany

Slátan Dudow est un réalisateur est-allemand d'origine bulgare né le 30 janvier 1903 à Zaribrod (Bulgarie), mort le 12 juillet 1963 en République démocratique allemande.

Biography

Originaire d'une famille de cheminots, Slátan Dudow développe dans sa jeunesse des sympathies communistes. Après avoir commencé des études d'architectures, il se tourne vers la mise en scène, et en 1929, part à Moscou étudier le théâtre. Il s'y lie avec Sergueï Eisenstein et Bertolt Brecht.

De retour en Allemagne, il réalise deux longs métrages, dont Ventres glacés (Kuhle Wampe), un « film prolétarien » scénarisé par Bertolt Brecht qui cause des remous dans la république de Weimar du maréchal Hindenburg. Après avoir subi la rigueur de la censure, le service d'ordre du Parti communiste doit sécuriser les séances contre des attaques des S.A..
Avec l'arrivée au pouvoir du NSDAP, Dudow s'exile en Suisse pour la durée de la guerre.

Après le conflit mondial, il retourne en Allemagne, dans la zone d'occupation soviétique qui devient la République démocratique allemande en 1949. Il y tourne moins d'une dizaine de films pour la DEFA, la compagnie nationale est-allemande.

Il meurt en 1963 dans un accident d'automobile sans avoir pu achever son dernier film, Christine. Il est enterré au cimetière de Dorotheenstadt à Berlin.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Slátan Dudow (9 films)

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Director

Love's Confusion, 1h45
Directed by Slátan Dudow
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Günther Ballier, Angelica Domröse, Annekathrin Bürger, Gerhard Bienert, Werner Dissel, Rolf Römer
Rating61% 3.0722553.0722553.0722553.0722553.072255
Students Dieter and Sonja, who are a couple for several years, attend a masquerade. Dieter confuses young Siegi with his friend and dances with her. He cannot forget her even after realizing she is not Sonja, and falls in love with her. Sonja, bitter and jealous, starts an affair with Siegi's boyfriend, Edy. The two new couples go on vacation in the Baltic Sea, where they encounter each other several times while enjoying the local attractions. They all resolve to marry their new partners. Only when they are headed toward the same registration office, do they realize their behavior was motivated by spite and anger. They again switch partners: Sonja marries Dieter and Siegi marries Edy.
The Benthin Family, 1h38
Directed by Kurt Maetzig, Slátan Dudow
Genres Drama
Actors Maly Delschaft, Werner Pledath, Ottokar Runze, Erik Schumann, Konrad Petzold, Arthur Wiesner
Rating62% 3.1086353.1086353.1086353.1086353.108635
Theo and Gustav Benthin are two brothers who operate a smuggling network: Theo, a factory director in East Germany, illegally transfers goods to his brother on the other side of the border, and the latter sells them in West Germany. The two also employ another pair of brothers, Peter and Klaus Naumann. Theo is caught by the People's Police; Gustav cannot compete in the wild capitalist market without the cheap merchandise from the East and his business collapses. Peter Naumann moves to the Federal Republic, but there he finds only unemployment and is eventually to join the French Foreign Legion. Klaus remains in the East and finds a promising job as a steel worker.
To Whom Does the World Belong?
Directed by Slátan Dudow
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Ernst Busch, Hertha Thiele, Adolf Fischer, Gerhard Bienert, Anna Müller-Lincke, Erwin Geschonneck
Rating65% 3.2982153.2982153.2982153.2982153.298215
Kuhle Wampe takes place in early-1930s Berlin. The film begins with a montage of newspaper headlines describing steadily-rising unemployment figures. This is followed by scenes of a young man looking for work in the city and the family discussing the unpaid back rent. The young man, brother of the protagonist Anni, removes his wristwatch and throws himself from a window out of despair. Shortly thereafter his family is evicted from their apartment. Now homeless, the family moves into a garden colony of sorts with the name “Kuhle Wampe.”

Scriptwriter

Love's Confusion, 1h45
Directed by Slátan Dudow
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Günther Ballier, Angelica Domröse, Annekathrin Bürger, Gerhard Bienert, Werner Dissel, Rolf Römer
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0722553.0722553.0722553.0722553.072255
Students Dieter and Sonja, who are a couple for several years, attend a masquerade. Dieter confuses young Siegi with his friend and dances with her. He cannot forget her even after realizing she is not Sonja, and falls in love with her. Sonja, bitter and jealous, starts an affair with Siegi's boyfriend, Edy. The two new couples go on vacation in the Baltic Sea, where they encounter each other several times while enjoying the local attractions. They all resolve to marry their new partners. Only when they are headed toward the same registration office, do they realize their behavior was motivated by spite and anger. They again switch partners: Sonja marries Dieter and Siegi marries Edy.
The Benthin Family, 1h38
Directed by Kurt Maetzig, Slátan Dudow
Genres Drama
Actors Maly Delschaft, Werner Pledath, Ottokar Runze, Erik Schumann, Konrad Petzold, Arthur Wiesner
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1086353.1086353.1086353.1086353.108635
Theo and Gustav Benthin are two brothers who operate a smuggling network: Theo, a factory director in East Germany, illegally transfers goods to his brother on the other side of the border, and the latter sells them in West Germany. The two also employ another pair of brothers, Peter and Klaus Naumann. Theo is caught by the People's Police; Gustav cannot compete in the wild capitalist market without the cheap merchandise from the East and his business collapses. Peter Naumann moves to the Federal Republic, but there he finds only unemployment and is eventually to join the French Foreign Legion. Klaus remains in the East and finds a promising job as a steel worker.
Immer bereit
Directed by Kurt Maetzig
Genres Documentary
Roles Writer

Director

Metropolis
Metropolis (1927)
, 2h33
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about the labor movement, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Heinrich George
Roles Assistant Director
Rating82% 4.1493254.1493254.1493254.1493254.149325
In the future of 2026, wealthy industrialists rule the vast city of Metropolis from high-rise tower complexes, while a lower class of underground-dwelling workers toil constantly to operate the machines that provide its power. Joh Fredersen is the city's master. Joh's son Freder idles away his time in a pleasure garden with other rich children. Freder is interrupted by the arrival of a young woman named Maria, who has brought a group of workers' children to witness the lifestyle led by the rich. Maria and the children are quickly ushered away, but Freder is fascinated by Maria and goes to the workers' portion of the city to find her.