German Director and Producers ( in progress. Orders will change)

by Maerzhase | created - 07 May 2014 | updated - 01 Jan 2016 | Public

Total abandoned. Vieleicht kommt ich ja dieses Jahr dazu hier Ordnung rein zu bringen. Ich nehme nur Personen auf, die in Deutschland aufgewachsen sind und von der dortigen Kultur beeinflusst wurden. Personen die in einem anderen Land aufgewachsen sind fallen raus. Sorry Marc Forster.

1. Christian Alvart

Director | Pandorum

Christian Alvart was born in 1974 near Frankfurt, Germany. His strict Christian background frowned upon films and television and in his childhood he was rarely allowed to see a movie. He developed a fascination and love for the forbidden subject matter and quickly became an "expert" in his circle ...

gesehen Pandorum und Antikörper

2. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Director | Das Leben der Anderen

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck was born on May 2, 1973 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Florian Maria Georg Christian Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck. He is a director and writer, known for The Lives of Others (2006), The Tourist (2010) and Never Look Away (2018). He is married to ...

3. Tom Tykwer

Composer | Lola rennt

Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working...

4. Wim Wenders

Director | Der Himmel über Berlin

Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until ...

5. Wolfgang Petersen

Director | Das Boot

This director seems to shine most when making movies that can best be described as part action movies/part disaster movies.

Beginning with Outbreak (1995) about the outbreak of a killer virus. This film had shades of an Irwin Allen disaster movie, The Swarm (1978), about the outbreak of killer bees....

6. Roland Emmerich

Writer | Independence Day

Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996) and The Patriot (2000). Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original ...

7. Werner Herzog

Director | Fitzcarraldo

Director. Writer. Producer. Actor. Poet. He studied history, literature and theatre for some time, but didn't finish it and founded instead his own film production company in 1963. Later in his life, Herzog also staged several operas in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has...

8. Fatih Akin

Director | Gegen die Wand

Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg of Turkish parentage. He began studying Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts in 1994. His collaboration with Wueste Film also dates from this time. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first short feature, "Sensin - You're The One!" ("Sensin -...

9. Dennis Gansel

Director | Die Welle

Born in 1973 in Hannover, Germany, Dennis Gansel studied at Munich Film School HFF. Remarkably his first feature length movie Das Phantom (2000) was shot while he was still studying. Between his movies Girls on Top (2001), Before the Fall (2004) and The Wave (2008) he spent a long time struggling ...

10. Uwe Boll

Producer | Postal

As a child, he produced a number of short films on Super 8 and video before beginning his studies as a film director in Munich and Vienna. He also studied literature and economics in Cologne and Siegen. Uwe graduated from university in 1995 with a doctorate in literature. From 1995-2000, he was a ...

11. Sebastian Schipper

Director | Victoria

Sebastian Schipper was born on May 8, 1968 in Hannover, Germany. He is an actor and director, known for Victoria (2015), Roads (2019) and The English Patient (1996).

siehe Victoria

12. Hans-Christian Schmid

Writer | Storm

Hans-Christian Schmid was born on August 19, 1965 in Altötting, Bavaria, Germany. He is a writer and director, known for Storm (2009), 23 (1998) and Distant Lights (2003).

13. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer | Faustrecht der Freiheit

Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and...

14. Doris Dörrie

Writer | Kirschblüten - Hanami

Doris Dörrie was born on May 26, 1955 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. She is a writer and director, known for Cherry Blossoms (2008), Men... (1985) and Greetings from Fukushima (2016). She was previously married to Helge Weindler.

15. Robert Schwentke

Director | RED

Robert Schwentke was born in 1968 in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for RED (2010), The Captain (2017) and R.I.P.D. (2013).

16. Christoph Schlingensief

Director | Menu total

Christoph Schlingensief was born on October 24, 1960 in Oberhausen, Germany as Christoph Maria Schlingensief. He was a director and actor, known for Menu total (1986), Mutters Maske (1988) and Egomania - Island Without Hope (1986). He was married to Aino Laberenz. He died on August 21, 2010 in ...

17. F.W. Murnau

Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...

18. Uli Edel

Director | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Uli Edel was born on April 11, 1947 in Neuenburg am Rhein, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Christiane F. (1981) and Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga (2013).

19. Thomas Jahn

Director | Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Thomas Jahn was born on July 9, 1965 in Hückelhoven, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), The Boxer (2009) and Einstein (2015).

20. Lexi Alexander

Director | Hooligans

A former World Karate and Kickboxing Champion, Lexi Alexander found her calling to become a filmmaker while traveling around the world competing and teaching martial arts seminars. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Lexi dreamed of eventually moving to Hollywood and made it a point to attend every karate ...

21. Oliver Hirschbiegel

Director | Das Experiment

Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1957. In his teens he left high school and worked as a cooker in a boat.

Then he studied painting and graphism in the Academy of arts in Hamburg where he also started experimenting with video and photography. Those experimental movies attracted the attention of some ...

Der Untergang, Das Experiment

22. Uli Edel

Director | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

Uli Edel was born on April 11, 1947 in Neuenburg am Rhein, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), Christiane F. (1981) and Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga (2013).

Baader Meinhof Complex

23. Anno Saul

Director | Kebab Connection

Anno Saul was born on November 14, 1963 in Bonn, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Kebab Connection (2004), The Door (2009) and Grüne Wüste (1999).

Wo ist Fred?

24. Detlev Buck

Actor | Männerpension

Directed his first movie at the age of 21. Studied at the 'Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie' (DFFB) til 1989. Founded the Boje Buck Filmproduktion in 1991. Founded the Boje Buck Produktion GmbH together with Claus Boje in 1992.

Die Vermessung der Welt

25. Hanns Christian Müller

Writer | Kehraus

Hanns Christian Müller was born on April 14, 1949 in Munich, Germany. He is a writer and director, known for Kehraus (1983), Germanikus (2004) and Scheibenwischer (1980). He was previously married to Gisela Schneeberger.

Germanikus

26. Sven Taddicken

Director | Emmas Glück

Sven Taddicken was born in 1974 in Hamburg, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Emma's Bliss (2006), My Brother the Vampire (2001) and Counting Sheep (2000).

28. Roland Suso Richter

Director | Der Tunnel

Roland Suso Richter was born on January 7, 1961 in Marburg, Hesse, Germany. He is a director and production manager, known for The Tunnel (2001), A Handful of Grass (2000) and Sara Amerika (1999).

29. Ralf Huettner

Director | Die Musterknaben

Ralf Huettner was born on November 29, 1954 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Die Musterknaben (1997), Cripples Go Christmas (1987) and Um die 30 (1995).

30. Tim Fehlbaum

Director | Hell

Tim Fehlbaum was born in 1982 in Basel, Basel, Switzerland. He is a director and writer, known for Hell (2011), Haven: Above Sky and Für Julian (2003).

31. Christian Zübert

Writer | Der Schatz der weißen Falken

His movies often take place in Franconia, Bavaria, where he grew up.

32. Oskar Roehler

Writer | Die Unberührbare

Oskar Roehler was born on January 21, 1959 in Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany. He is a writer and director, known for No Place to Go (2000), In with the New (1997) and Agnes and His Brothers (2004). He has been married to Alexandra Fischer-Roehler since August 2000.

33. Sönke Wortmann

Director | Das Wunder von Bern

Sönke Wortmann was born on August 25, 1959 in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for The Miracle of Bern (2003), Maybe... Maybe Not (1994) and Drei D (1988). He has been married to Cecilia Kunz since May 2002. They have three children.

34. Michael Haneke

Writer | Caché

A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world ...



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