Lang, could it have been Hellmuth Costard, one of whose films is even
titled "Der kleine Godard an das Kuratorium junger deutscher Film"? (The
Little Godard to the Production Board for Young German Cinema, 1979).
I've seen only one film of his, "Echtzeit" (Realtime, 1982) when he was
in New York for a conference on German film in 1984 (or thereabouts).
Or possibly Alexander Kluge, who has received a lot of critical
attention (check out New German Critique).
Good luck, Janis Solomon
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