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Benno Trautmann (Germany)

Benno Trautmann was born in 1947 in Germany. He went to school, to highschool, to the art academy, studying photography (Kunsthochschule Mainz, 1967-1968) and filmmaking (Kunsthochschule Kassel, 1969-1973). Since 1974 he is working as a freelance filmmaker, photographer, cameraman, soundman, editor, author and producer. Living in Berlin. 1976 he founded together with filmmaker Antonia Lerch the Lerch-Trautmann-Filmproduction, 33 films in 33 years. He took part in numerous festivals and exhibitions, looking for money and awards. Madman´s Dictionary is his first step back to his roots, with the backing of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, special section: artistic low budget documentary.


  • Hindukusch
    West Germany, 1988
  • Der Geschlagene kotflügel
    West Germany, 1986
  • Die spitze des eisberges
    West Germany, 1982
  • Im labyrinth
    West Germany, 1979
  • Gehirne
    Germany, 2007
  • Hinterbliebene
    Germany, 2007
  • Foto-session
    Germany, 2006
  • Gehirsektion
    Germany, 2004
  • Simulationspatientin
    Germany, 2004
  • Anatomie der trauer
    Germany, 2003
  • Neue gehirne - Gehirnwaschmaschine 1
    Germany, 2002
  • Kind im speed test
    Germany, 1996
  • Saal der verlorenen schritte
    Germany, 1992
  • Mistkäfer
    Germany, 1990
  • Der Todesspringer
    87´, West Germany, 1985
  • Der Umsetzer
    75´, West Germany, 1976
  • Madman's Dictionary
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