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Kurt Hoffmann was born in 1910 in Freiburg and died in 2001 in Munich. He began his film career as a camera assistant to Siodmak, Schuenzel and Ucicky. He had his directorial debut in 1939 with Bachelor's Paradise (Paradies der Junggesellen), followed by popular film adaptations based on the literary works of such well-known writers as Thomas Mann, Friedrich Duerrenmatt, und Kurt Tucholsky. His films include: Quax, der Bruchpilot (1941), I Often Think of Piroschka (Ich denke oft an Piroschka, 1955), Confessions of Felix Krull (Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull, 1957), The Spessart Inn (Das Wirtshaus in Spessart, 1958), Aren't We Wonderful? (Wir Wunderkinder, 1958), The Castle Gripsholm (Schloss Gripsholm, 1963), Praetorius (Dr. med. Hiob Praetorius, 1964), Rheinsberg (1967), and In the Morning at Seven the World Is Still in Order (Morgens um sieben ist die Welt noch in Ordnung, 1968), among others.