Thursday, August 31, 2017

RIP Egon Günther

 Film director and writer Egon Günther has died at 90 years of age. He died on Thursday August 31, 2017 in Potsdam after a long, communicated by the family. Günther was born in Schneeberg On March 30, 1927 in the Erzgebirge and was known in the GDR with films like "Lotte in Weimar" or "Der Dritte". After discussions with the GDR leadership he worked in the west from the end of the seventies. In addition to his film work, Günther also worked as a writer. He filmed his last book "The Bride" with Veronica Ferres in the title role (1999). Once again the film about Johann Wolfgang Goethe - this time around the relationship of the poet prince with the simple flower girl Christiane Vulpius, once beloved and later wife of Goethe. Egon was a screenwriter on the 1967 DEFA western “Chingachgook: The Great Snake” starring Gojko Mitic and appeared on screen as an actor in 1979’s “Blue Hawk playing the part of Archie.

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