German Language Directors

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Oliver Hirschbiegel
Director, Downfall
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 producers of the German TV...
“ Tha Fall ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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Michael Haneke
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 cinema...
“ La pianiste
Le temps du loup
Caché
The White Ribbon
Amour ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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F.W. Murnau
Director, Nosferatu
He studied art and literature history at the University of Heidelberg. During World War I, he was a combat pilot.
“ The Last Laugh
Sunrise ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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Werner Herzog
Director, Grizzly Man
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.
“ Aguirre Wrath of God
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Heart of Glass
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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“ The Lives of Others ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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Christian Petzold
Director, Phoenix
Christian Petzold was born in Hilden in 1960. After studying German and Drama at the Freie Universität Berlin, he enrolled in Berlin's German Academy for Film and Television (DFFB). There he studied film direction while at same time working as an assistant director to Harun Farocki and Hartmut Bitomsky...
“ The State I am In
Barbara ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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“ Lourdes
Amour Fou ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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“ Paradise Love
Paradise Faith
Paradise Hope ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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Wim Wenders
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 reunification)...
“ Alice in the Cities
Wrong Move
Kings of the Road
Paris, Texas
The Salt of the Earth ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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Max Ophüls
Director, Lola Montès
Director Max Ophüls was born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Germany. He began his career as a stage actor and director in the golden twenties. He worked in cities such as Stuttgart, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Vienna, Frankfurt, Breslau and Berlin. In 1929 his son Marcel Ophüls was born in Frankfurt, Germany...
“ La Ronde
Madame de...
Lola Montés ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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 even antigay...
“ The Marriage of Maria Braun
Querelle ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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Fritz Lang
Director, M
Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914...
“ Der müde Tod
Metropolis
The Big Heat ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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Maren Ade
Producer, Toni Erdmann
Maren Ade was born in Karlsruhe on 12 December 1976 to a couple of teachers.She studied cinema at Munich's Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. As of 2001 she co-founded, together with Janine Jackowski, a fellow graduate from HFF, the "Komplizen" film company. It is through Komplizen that Maren would later co-produce...
“ Toni Erdman ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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“ Europe, She Loves ” - mrc-meneghin
 
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“ The City Below ” - mrc-meneghin