Kurt Maetzig

Active - 1946 - 1975  |   Born - Jan 25, 1911 in Berlin, Germany  |   Died - Aug 8, 2012   |   Genres - Drama, Science Fiction

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Distinguished German filmmaker Kurt Maetzig was a key figure in the development of post-WWII East German cinema. Maetzig entered films in 1933 and during the war was an activist against the Nazis. He made his feature-film directorial debut in 1947 with Marriage in the Shadows, a drama that sharply criticized Hitler's mistreatment of Jews.

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