Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, German filmmaker born in Nossendorf in 1935, is the author of a truly unique set of works. He was one of the representatives of the New German Cinema, in the late 60s, along with names such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog.  His films – with a particular highlight on the “German trilogy”, comprised of Ludwig, Requiem for a Virgin King (1972), Karl May (1974) and Hitler: a Film about Germany (1978) – dive into German culture, playing on the interface between history  and myth. They have a strong dreamlike and allegorical quality and a fragmentary structure, bringing together different artistic areas, such as theater, opera, literature, cabaret, or puppet theater. He describes his style as a cinematic mixture of Bertolt Brecht's epic theater and Richard Wagner’s opera aesthetics. After Parsifal (1982), he began  his close collaboration with actress Edith Clever, with Die Nacht (1985),