Peter Fleischmann

Peter Fleischmann

Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton, Produzent, Aufnahmeleitung
*26.07.1937 Zweibrücken


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 provinces. A young man (played by Sperr himself) is ridiculed and excluded from the village community for his homosexual orientation and driven to an act of desperation.

In 1969, "Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern" won a "Filmband in Silber" at the German film awards. In the same year, Fleischmann founded the production company "Hallelujah Film" together with Volker Schlöndorff. Fleischmann's next films, the bourgeois drama "Das Unheil" ("Havoc"), based on a screen play by Martin Walser, and, most notably, the "anti porn movie" (Fleischmann) "Dorotheas Rache" ("Dorothea's Revenge") caused strong controversies. "Dorotheas Rache", a film about a young woman who voluntarily works as a prostitute, was at first confiscated in Bavaria but eventually got released later on. "Der 3. Grad", a film about live in a police state, the allegorical political drama "Die Hamburger Krankheit" ("The Hamburg Syndrome"), and the now turned cult-classic science fiction film "Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein" ("Hard To Be a God") further consolidated Fleischmann's image as one of German cinema's most unconventional and socio-critical auteur filmmakers.

During the 1990s, Fleischmann was a board member of Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam lead by Volker Schlöndorff. After a long period when he released no films, Fleischmann returned to the screen in 2006 with his long-term portray of Bernhard Kimmel "Mein Freund der Mörder".

Peter Fleischmann is living in Paris and Munich.


2008 Heimat - Deine Filme
1994/1995 Die Nacht der Regisseure
1992/1993 Mein Onkel der Winzer
Participation, Voice, Director, Screenplay, Commentary, Producer
1989-1991 Deutschland, Deutschland
Participation, Director, Screenplay, Interviews, Producer
1987-1989 Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1987-1989 Russisches Abenteuer. Peter Fleischmann dreht "Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein"
1981-1983 Frevel
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer
1978/1979 Die Hamburger Krankheit
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1976 Rückkehr nach Unholzing
Participation, Voice, Director, Commentary, Producer
1974/1975 Der 3. Grad
Director, Screenplay, Co-Producer
1973/1974 Dorotheas Rache
Director, Screenplay, Story, Producer
1970/1971 Das Unheil
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1970-2006 Mein Freund, der Mörder
Participation, Voice, Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer
1970-1987 Al Capone von der Pfalz
Participation, Director, Screenplay, Commentary, Interviews, Sound, Producer
1968/1969 Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern
Director, Screenplay
1966/1967 Herbst der Gammler
Director, Screenplay, Interviews, Editing, Sound, Co-Producer
1966/1967 Romy. Porträt eines Gesichts
1966 Schornstein Nr. 4
Assistant director
1965 Alexander und das Auto ohne linken Scheinwerfer
Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer
1964 Der Test
Director, Screenplay, Editing
1964 Vor dem Wiedersehen
Director of photography
1963/1964 Begegnung mit Fritz Lang
Director, Screenplay, Interviews, Editing
1963-1965 Paradies ohne Sünde
1962 Brot der Wüste
Director, Screenplay, Commentary, Editing
1961 Geschichte einer Sandrose
Director, Screenplay
1957 Die Eintagsfliege
Director, Screenplay, Editing, Co-Producer
1956/1957 Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein
Location manager