|Occupation Film director|
Years active 1971 - 2002
|Name Herbert Achternbusch|
|Born 23 November 1938 (age 84) (1938-11-23) Munich, Germany|
Spouse Gerda Achternbusch (m. 1962–1989)
Books Die Alexanderschlacht, Der letzte Schliff, Mixwix
Children Judit Achternbusch, Eva Schild, Ruth Achternbusch, Rita Achternbusch, Andreas Achternbusch
Awards German Film Award for Best Feature Film
Movies The Ghost, Heart of Glass, The Enigma of Kaspar H, Heal Hitler!, Der Neger Erwin
Similar People Annamirl Bierbichler, Josef Bierbichler, Heinz Braun, Jorg Schmidt‑Reitwein, Werner Herzog
Das Gespenst - Herbert Achternbusch
Herbert Achternbusch (born 23 November 1938 in Munich) is a German writer, painter and filmmaker. His anarchist surrealistic films are not known to a wide audience in Germany, although one of them, Das Gespenst (The Ghost), caused a scandal in 1983 because of its alleged blasphemous content. Werner Herzog, a director of the New German Cinema, based his film Heart of Glass on a story by Achternbusch.
In 1981, he directed the film Der Neger Erwin, which was entered into the 31st Berlin International Film Festival. The following year, he directed The Ghost, which was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival. In 1988, his film Wohin? was entered into the 38th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1995, his film Hades was entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.
Herbert Achternbusch was awarded the German international literary Petrarca-Preis in 1977, but he declined. In 2010, he was awarded the Kassel Literary Prize. He won the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis in 1986 and 1994.