Peter Fleischmann, born July 26, 1937, in Zweibrücken, studied at Deutsches Institut für Film und Fernsehen (DIFF) in Munich and subsequently worked as an assistant director and unit manager for the production company Schongerfilm. From 1960 to 1962, Fleischmann studied at Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris. After his graduation, he directed several children’s and short documentary films. His short children’s film “Alexander und das Auto ohne linken Scheinwerfer” won a special award at the 1966 Venice film festival.
With his first full-length documentary film, Fleischmann already made a name as a critically inconvenient filmmaker: “Der Herbst der Gammler” depicts the conflicts between young and old Munich citizens. One year later, Fleischmann made his first full-length feature film, “Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern” (“Hunting Scenes from Bavaria”). Based on Martin Sperr’s folk play, the film tells the story of the “everyday fascism” (CineGraph) of German… read more