Director Kurt Maetzig dies
German director Kurt Maetzig has died, aged 101.
The filmmaker passed away on Wednesday, a former colleague confirms to Reuters. No further information about his cause of death was available as WENN went to press.
Berlin-born Maetzig was forbidden from making movies by the Nazis because his mother was Jewish, but he went on to work at East Germany's state-owned film company and created several propaganda films for the Communist party.
He was known for his drama Marriage In The Shadows, which tells the story of a couple who fled Nazi Germany in the 1940s and was viewed by more than 12 million people in the post-war years.