Heiner Carow


Heiner Carow (b. 1929 Rostock; d. 1997 Berlin) began his career in youth theatres and moved to Berlin in 1950 where he taught at the Deutsche Film Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA), the film institute of the former German Democratic Republic, and directed the educational department between 1952 and 1956. He made his directorial debut with Sheriff Teddy (1956). His most famous film, and a cult gem of East German cinema, is The Legend of Paul and Paula (1972), the story of an amour fou between two young Berlin proletarians set around Alexanderplatz.

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