Frank Beyer
Date of Birth
Mar 26, 1932
Birth Place:
Nobitz, Germany


Frank Beyer directed the only film from DEFA (East Germany's only studio) to receive an Oscar nomination, Jakob der Lügner/Jacob the Liar (1974; released in U.S. in 1976). It represented a brief comeback for Beyer whose work had fallen into disfavor after he made Spur der Steine/Traces of the Stone in 1966. This latter work was shown for one week in East Germany and then suppressed until 1989,...