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Also Known As: Died: July 16, 1985
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: novelist, screenwriter, director

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Leading postwar German writer whose politics and prose found favor with a number of directors of the New German Cinema. First adapted to the screen by the team of Jean-Marie Straub and Danielle Huillet in the mid-1960s, the best known film from Boll is Volker Schlondorff and Margarethe von Trotta's "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975)--subsequently made into the American network TV movie "The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck" (1984).He adapted two of his own novels; "Ansichten Eines Clowns" (1975) and "Group Portrait with Lady" (1977) and wrote the fiction segments for the otherwise documentary "War and Peace" (1982; co-directed by, among others, Schlondorff and ALexander Kluge). Boll was a co-director of the oft-discussed collective-documentary-protest film "Germany in Autumn" (1978).

Leading postwar German writer whose politics and prose found favor with a number of directors of the New German Cinema. First adapted to the screen by the team of Jean-Marie Straub and Danielle Huillet in the mid-1960s, the best known film from Boll is Volker Schlondorff and Margarethe von Trotta's "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975)--subsequently made into the American network TV movie "The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck" (1984).

He adapted two of his own novels; "Ansichten Eines Clowns" (1975) and "Group Portrait with Lady" (1977) and wrote the fiction segments for the otherwise documentary "War and Peace" (1982; co-directed by, among others, Schlondorff and ALexander Kluge). Boll was a co-director of the oft-discussed collective-documentary-protest film "Germany in Autumn" (1978).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Krieg und Frieden (1982) Director
2.
  Deutschland im Herbst (1978) Director

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1963:
First story adapated to film, "Machorka-Muff" (dirs. Straub/Huillet)
1977:
Fiction feature screenwriting debut (also from novel), "Ansichten Eines Clowns/ The Clowns"
1978:
Film directing debut with collective film "Deutschland im Herbst"
1985:
Acting debut in "Kolner Erinnerungen aus 40 Jahren"
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