Herbert Achternbusch, German filmmaker and writer, dead at 83

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German filmmaker, writer and multidisciplinary artist Herbert Achternbusch has died at the age of 83, the city of Munich confirmed on Thursday. According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, he died earlier this week. Achternbusch is best known for his surrealist films, including “Das Gespenst” (The Ghost) and “Der Neger Erwin” (Erwin the Negro). He also wrote plays, published books and painted hundreds of paintings. In the 1970s, Achternbusch came into contact with leading members of the New German Cinema movement, including Werner Herzog, Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta. Above …

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