TEN DAYS IN CALCUTTA: A PORTRAIT OF MRINAL SEN
Reinhard Hauff and Mrinal Sen, master of Indian cinema, spend ten days in Calcutta. A dialogue on passion and provocation.
With: Mrinal Sen, Reinhard Hauff, Smita Patil, Gita Sen
Screenplay: Reinhard Hauff
Director of Photography: Frank Brühne
Film Editor: Heidi Handorf
Composer: Vijay Raphava Rao, Bhaskar Chandavarkar, Salil Chowdhury
Sound: Sanjay Mukherjee, Willi Schwadorf
Producer: Eberhard Junkersdorf
Production Company: Bioskop-Film GmbH
Director: Reinhard Hauff
Editor: Wolf-Dietrich Brücker
TV channel: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Reinhard Hauff was born 1939 as son of a magistrate in Marburg, Germany. He moved to Munich to study literature and sociology, dropping out to work for television at Munich's Bavaria Studios. The top German entertainment director of the time, Michael Pfleghar, became his mentor starting 1964. But Hauff wanted to make movies: In 1968, he started to make documentaries, TV movies and theatrical films. In 1974, he co-founded Bioskop Film together with Volker Schlöndorff and Eberhard Junkersdorf. STAMMHEIM – THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG ON TRIAL won the Golden Bear at Berlin 1986. In 1993, he started to retire from active filmmaking and became head of dffb film school in Berlin, where he shared his expertise with young filmmakers until 2005. Reinhard Hauff lives in Munich with his wife.