Gottfried Kolditz

Gottfried Kolditz

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Sonstiges
*14.12.1922 Altenbach (Kreis Wurzen); †15.06.1982 Dubrovnik, Kroatien

Biography

Gottfried Kolditz was born as the son of an agricultural worker on December 14, 1922, in Altenbach and studied German philology in Leipzig from 1945 to 1949. In addition, he also studied directing and acting at the Mendelssohn-Akademie from 1947 on. Already during his time at university, Kolditz worked as an assistant at Stadttheater. After his graduation, he took several jobs as a director in Leipzig, in Dresden, and in Rostock. He then became the head of directing at the theatre in Chemnitz.

In 1955, Kolditz entered the film business. At first, he worked as a musical advisor for the music films "Zar und Zimmermann" ("The Czar and the Carpenter", 1955) and "Mazurka der Liebe" (1957), both directed by Hans Müller. His first independent film as a director was the short film "Tanz in der Galerie" (1957), that tells the story of an exciting game of hide-and-seek and pursuit between the concierge of an arts cabinet and a married couple that is interested in arts.

Soon after, Kolditz finished his expressionist feature film debut, "Der junge Engländer" (1958), based on a fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff, in the film series "Das Stacheltier". In the following years, Kolditz became known for his eagerness to experiment and finished several imaginative fairy tale movies, musicals, and comedies. One of his most interesting films is the science fiction movie "Signale – ein Weltraumabenteuer" ("Signals: A Space Adventure", 1970), a clear reminiscence to Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey". Furthermore, Kolditz directed three of the most popular DEFA Indian movies with the Serbian actor Gojko Mitić, including "Ulzana" (1973).

Gottfried Kolditz died on June 15, 1982, just before the start of shooting of a new Indian movie.

The contents of this entry were funded with the support of the DEFA-Stiftung.

Filmography

1982/1983 Der Scout
Scenario
 
1979 Das Ding im Schloß
Director, Screenplay, Scenario
 
1979 Kennst du das Land... Eine politische Revue
Script editor
 
1977/1978 Addio, piccola mia
Cast
 
1976 Werkstatt Zukunft II
Screenplay
 
1976 Werkstatt Zukunft III
Screenplay
 
1975/1976 Im Staub der Sterne
Director, Scenario
 
1975 Werkstatt Zukunft I
Screenplay
 
1974/1975 t. b. als Kellner
Director, Screenplay
 
1973/1974 Ulzana
Director, Screenplay
 
1973 Apachen
Director, Screenplay, Scenario
 
1969/1970 Signale - Ein Weltraumabenteuer
Director, Screenplay
 
1967/1968 Spur des Falken
Director
 
1966/1967 Das Tal der sieben Monde
Director
 
1966/1967 Gisela May singt Brecht
Director, Screenplay
 
1963/1964 Geliebte weiße Maus
Director, Screenplay
 
1963/1964 Das Film-Magazin Nr. 4, Teil 2 - 3: Lea aus dem Süden
Director, Screenplay
 
1963 Der Tanzlehrling
Director, Screenplay
 
1963 Frau Holle
Director, Screenplay
 
1962 Musikalisches Rendezvous
Director
 
1961/1962 Revue um Mitternacht
Director
 
1961/1962 Affen-Theater
Director
 
1961 Das Film-Magazin Nr. 2. Achtung - 8 x aufgeblendet. EP 2: Kleider machen Laune
Director, Screenplay
 
1961 Das Film-Magazin Nr. 2. Achtung - 8 x aufgeblendet. EP 1 - Rahmenhandlung: Tierparklehrling Ede und weißer Rabe
Director, Screenplay
 
1961 Das Film-Magazin Nr. 2. Achtung - 8 x aufgeblendet. EP 5: Gerry Wolff singt: Atlanta Blues
Director, Screenplay
 
1961 Das Film-Magazin Nr. 2. Achtung - 8 x aufgeblendet. EP 7: Mona Baptiste
Director, Screenplay
 
1961 Schneewittchen
Director
 
1961 Die goldene Jurte
Director
 
1961 Das Film-Magazin Nr. 2 - Der Sportreporter - H.F. Oertel
Director, Screenplay
 
1960/1961 Das Film-Magazin Nr. 1. EP 1: Rahmenhandlung: Magazin-Chanson und Rabe
Director, Screenplay
 
1960 Die schöne Lurette
Director
 
1959 Weißes Blut
Director, Screenplay
 
1958/1959 Simplon-Tunnel
Director, Screenplay
 
1958 Der junge Engländer
Director, Screenplay
 
1958 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1958 / Nr. A61/58]
Director, Screenplay
 
1958 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1958 / Nr. B 42/58]
Director, Screenplay
 
1958 dschungeltöne
Director, Scenario
 
1957/1958 Mutters Geburtstag
Director, Screenplay
 
1957/1958 Die neue Chefin
Director, Screenplay
 
1957 Alma und die Männer
Director
 
1957 Vorsicht Hochspannung
Director, Screenplay
 
1957 Vorsicht Hochspannung
Director, Scenario
 
1957 Tanz in der Galerie
Director, Screenplay
 
1957 Ein Mann mit Herz
Director, Screenplay
 
1957 Die Moritat vom Kies
Director, Screenplay
 
1956/1957 Mazurka der Liebe
Consultant
 
1956/1957 Ihr Diener, Herr Professor
Director, Screenplay
 
1956 Von nun ab: Herr Kunze
Director, Screenplay
 
1956 Immer Kavalier
Director, Screenplay
 
1956 Mit Oswald in der Oper
Director, Screenplay
 
1955 Zar und Zimmermann
Consultant
 

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