Roland Klick, born July 4, 1939, in Hof, started to study dramatics and German studies but left university before his graduation to start a career in the film business. In 1962/63, he worked as a cinematographer for Rolf Schünzel’s documentary film “München – Tagebuch eines Studenten” at Deutsches Institut für Film und Fernsehen. Klick then finished his first short films and the 50-minute long feature film “Jimmy Orpheus” (1966) before he made his full-length feature film debut with the drama “Bübchen” (“Little Vampire”) in 1968.
Despite its controversial subject – “Bübchen” tells the story of a ten-year old boy who kills his sister and hides her dead body –, actress Renate Roland won a German film award for her performance, while Klick himself was celebrated by colleagues and critics as one of most promising young directors of German cinema.
Klick’s next film, the thriller “Deadlock” (1970) starring Mario Adorf that was filmed in Israel, was made in a completely different… read more