Alexei German
Date of Birth
Jul 02, 1938
Birth Place:
Leningrad, Russia


Soviet filmmaker Alexei German only made three films over a 20-year period, but each constitutes a major contribution to Soviet cinema. Outside of Russia, German's most famous film is Moy Drug Ivan Lapshin/My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1983). The son of author Yuri German, he studied under Grigori Kozintsev at the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinema. Graduating in 1960, German joined...