Eberhard Fechner was born in 1926 Silesia/Poland and died in 1992 in Hamburg. He studied Acting in Berlin from 1946-1948, followed by numerous theater engagements in Berlin, Hamburg and Milan. In 1954, he began acting in television and cinema productions. In 1965 he became an editing assistant at NDR and was given the opportunity to direct on his own with Selbstbedienung (1967). His other films include: Nachrede auf Klara Heydebreck (documentary, 1969), Tadelloeser & Wolff (1975), Comedian Harmonists (1976), Ein Kapitel fuer sich (1979), Der Prozess (documentary, 1975-1984), and Wolfskinder (1991), among others.