Halberstadt (Germany), 1932.
Alexander Kluge is one of the major German fiction writers of the late twentieth century and an important social critic. As a writer, he has not only created innovative films and TV formats but also important literary texts and theoretical essays. His films are credited with the launch of the New German Cinema movement. After finishing school in Halberstadt and in Berlin, he began his intellectual career and studied law, history, and church music in Marburg and in Frankfurt am Main where he attended lectures by Theodor W. Adorno, among others.