Frank Beyer

Frank Beyer

Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch
*26.05.1932 Nobitz; †01.10.2006 Berlin

Biography

Frank Beyer was born in 1932 in Nobitz. From 1952-1957, he studied at the FAMU film school in Prague. From 1958-1966, he was a director at the DEFA Studio in Babelsberg, but was forced to leave following his film "The Trace of Stones" ("Spur der Steine", 1966), which was considered a critical affront by the government of the German Democratic Republic, and was forbidden to work in Berlin and Potsdam. He was director at the State Theater in Dresden from 1967-1969 and began making TV films for East German Television in 1970. He started making features for DEFA again in 1974. After the banning of his film "Geschlossene Gesellschaft", he was permitted to make films in West Germany.

His films include: "Five Cartridges" ("Fuenf Patronenhuelsen", 1960), "Invincible Love" ("Koenigskinder", 1962), "Naked Among Wolves" ("Nackt unter Woelfen", 1963), "Carbide and Sorrel"("Karbid und Sauerampfer", 1964), "Traces of Stone" ("Spur der Steine", 1966), "Jacob the Liar" ("Jakob der Luegner", 1974), "The Hiding Place" ("Das Versteck", 1978), "The Turning Point" ("Der Aufenthalt", 1983), "Bockshorn" (1984), "Der Bruch" (1989), and "Nikolaikirche" (TV, 1995), among others.

Frank Beyer died October 1, 2006 after a long illness.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

Filmography

2000 "Wenn ich singe". Manfred Krug - Der Sänger
Participation
 
1997/1998 Abgehauen
Director, Co-author
 
1997 Der Hauptmann von Köpenick
Director
 
1995 Nikolaikirche
Director, Screenplay
 
1994/1995 Die Nacht der Regisseure
Participation
 
1994/1995 Wenn alle Deutschen schlafen
Director
 
1993 UFA. Mythos und Wirklichkeit
Participation
 
1992 Das letzte U-Boot
Director
 
1992 Das große Fest
Director
 
1991 Sie und Er
Director
 
1990/1991 Der Verdacht
Director
 
1990/1991 Ende der Unschuld
Director
 
1988/1989 Der Bruch
Director
 
1983/1984 Bockshorn
Director
 
1982/1983 Der Aufenthalt
Director
 
1981 Die zweite Haut
Director
 
1980/1981 Der König und sein Narr
Director
 
1978 Geschlossene Gesellschaft
Director, Screenplay
 
1977/1978 Das Versteck
Director, Screenplay
 
1974 Jakob der Lügner
Director, Screenplay
 
1972/1973 Die sieben Affären der Doña Juanita
Director, Screenplay
 
1971/1972 Januskopf
Cast
 
1969/1970 Rottenknechte
Director, Screenplay
 
1965/1966 Spur der Steine
Director, Scenario
 
1963 Karbid und Sauerampfer
Director, Screenplay
 
1962/1963 Nackt unter Wölfen
Director, Screenplay
 
1961/1962 Königskinder
Director
 
1959/1960 Fünf Patronenhülsen
Director
 
1958/1959 Eine alte Liebe
Director, Screenplay
 
1957 Das Gesellschaftsspiel - eine unglaubliche Geschichte oder?
Director, Screenplay
 
1957 Polonia-Express
Assistant director, Screenplay, Scenario
 
1957 Fridericus Rex - Elfter Teil
Director, Screenplay
 
1956/1957 Zwei Mütter
Director, Screenplay
 
1956/1957 Schlösser und Katen. 1. Der krumme Anton. - 2. Annegrets Heimkehr
Assistant director
 
1955 Zar und Zimmermann
Assistant director