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Volker Schlöndorff
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Born 31 March 1939 (1939-03-31) (age 81)
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1960–present
Spouse(s) Margarethe von Trotta (1971-1991; divorced)
Angelika Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff (born 31 March 1939) is a German movie director, screenwriter, and movie producer. He is a very important director of the New German Cinema of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He won an Oscar as well as the Palme d'or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival for The Tin Drum (1979), the movie version of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass.

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