Diretores alemãesby mcottoni-2 | created - 12 Apr 2015 | updated - 06 May 2015 | Public
Director | To Be or Not to Be
From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at ...
2. Hans Richter
Director | Dreams That Money Can Buy
Hans Richter was born on April 6, 1888 in Berlin, Germany as Johannes Siegfried Richter. He was a director and writer, known for Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947), 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements (1957) and Rennsymphonie (1928). He died on February 1, 1976 in Locarno, Switzerland.
3. Fritz Lang
Actor | Le mépris
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. ...
Nascido na Áustria
4. 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 ...
Director | Komödianten
Georg Wilhelm Pabst is considered by many to be the greatest director of German cinema, in his era. He was especially appreciated by actors and actresses for the humane way in which he treated them. This was in contrast to some of his contemporaries, such as Arnold Fanck, who have been ...
Nascido na Rep. Checa
6. Max Ophüls
Director | La ronde
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, ...
Director | Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam
The director Robert Siodmak (which he insisted, be pronounced 'See-odd-mack') was a masterful film maker who successfully blended the techniques of German Expressionism with contemporary styles of American film, particularly film noir, in the process creating a handful of moody, sometimes chilling,...
Director | Fitzcarraldo
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...
Director | Memories
The German film director, screenwriter and media artist Harun Farocki was born on the 9th January 1944 in Nový Jicín [Neutitschein], at that time a part of Czechoslovakia annexed by the Third Reich. He was the son of an immigrated Indian doctor and a German woman. Farocki first studied Theatre, ...
Nascido na Rep. Checa
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...
Director | Die Blechtrommel
Has studied economy and political sciences as well as at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographique (IDHEC) in Paris, France. Worked as an assistant director with Louis Malle, Jean-Pierre Melville and Alain Resnais. Founded his own production company Bioskop Film together with Reinhard Hauff ...
12. 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 ...
13. Werner Schroeter
Director | Nel regno di Napoli
The key person of the New German Cinema of the '70s. His works, mostly shot in 16mm, combine an intense interest and knowledge of German history and personal dramatic and emotional investigations. Malina (1991) which stars Isabelle Huppert is one of the great classics of modern cinema and deals ...
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....
15. 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 ...
16. 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...
Director | Rosenstrasse
Margarethe von Trotta was born in Berlin in 1942. In the 1960s she moved to Paris where she worked for film collectives, collaborating on scripts and co-directing short films. She also pursued an acclaimed acting career, starring in films by well known German directors such as Rainer Werner ...
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 ...
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 Werk ohne Autor (2018). He is married to ...
20. Martin Weisz
Director | Rohtenburg
Renowned video and commercial director, Martin Weisz has shot music videos for such artists as Brandy, Puff Daddy, Korn, Live, Crazytown, Sisqo, Nickelback, Fuel, Mel B, JC Chasez and numerous others. By 2005, alongside dozens of commercials, he had directed more than 350 music videos. Martin ...
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 ...
22. Robert Wiene
Director | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Robert Wiene was born on April 24, 1873 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. He was a writer and director, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), The Hands of Orlac (1924) and L'autre (1930). He died on July 17, 1938 in Paris, France.
Nascido na Polônia
24. Fritz Freisler
Director | Hoheit tanzt Walzer
Fritz Freisler was born on January 21, 1881 in Trübau, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Hoheit tanzt Walzer (1926), Das Nachtlager von Mischli-Mischloch (1918) and Jagd nach dem Glück (1920). He died on July 2, 1955 in Vienna, Austria.
Nascido na Rep. Checa
25. Ernö Metzner
Art_director | Rivalen im Weltrekord
Hungarian-born art director, a student at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts. Affiliated with the films of director G.W. Pabst in Germany during the 1920's, he was noted for his realistic sets for Westfront 1918 (1930) and Kameradschaft (1931). Forced to leave Germany, because of his Jewish origins,...
Nascido na Sérvia
Writer | Varieté
German film director E.A. Dupont was an influential critic and newspaper columnist before breaking into the film industry. He wrote several screenplays and worked as a story editor for Richard Oswald before turning to directing in 1917. Over the next eight years Dupont became a respected exponent ...
27. Leni Riefenstahl
Actress | Das blaue Licht
Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With...
28. Douglas Sirk
Director | Schlußakkord
Film director Douglas Sirk, whose reputation blossomed in the generation after his 1959 retirement from Hollywood filmmaking, was born Hans Detlef Sierck on April 26, 1897, in Hamburg, Germany, to a journalist. Both of his parents were Danish, and the future director would make movies in German, ...
29. Veit Harlan
Director | Die goldene Stadt
Veit Harlan was born on September 22, 1899 in Berlin, Germany. He was a director and actor, known for Die goldene Stadt (1942), Der große König (1942) and Jud Süß (1940). He was married to Kristina Söderbaum, Hilde Körber and Dora Gerson. He died on April 13, 1964 in Capri, ...
30. Helmut Käutner
Director | Der Hauptmann von Köpenick
Helmut Käutner was born on March 25, 1908 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Paul Günther Helmut Käutner. He was a director and writer, known for The Captain from Köpenick (1956), Die letzte Brücke (1954) and The Rest Is Silence (1959). He was married to Erica Balqué. He ...
32. Alexander Kluge
Director | Abschied von gestern - (Anita G.)
Writer. Director. Producer. Studied law and graduated. Was one of the founders of the Oberhausener Manifest in 1962. Since 1962 Headmaster of the 'Institut fuer Filmgestaltung' at the 'Hochschule fuer Gestaltung' in Ulm, Germany. Since 1988 produces broadcastings dealing with cultural aspects in ...
34. Harald Reinl
Director | Der Frosch mit der Maske
Harald Reinl was born on July 9, 1908 in Bad Ischl, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Face of the Frog (1959), Chariots of the Gods (1970) and Nacht am Mont-Blanc (1951). He was married to Daniela Delis, Karin Dor and Corinna Frank. He died on October 9, 1986 in Puerto de la ...
Nascido na Áustria
35. Hellmuth Costard
Hellmuth Costard was born on November 1, 1940 in Holzhausen, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for The Oppression of the Woman Is Especially Seen in the Attitude of the Women Themselves (1970), Der kleine Godard an das Kuratorium junger deutscher Film (1978) and Echtzeit...
36. Peter Handke
Writer | Die linkshändige Frau
Peter Handke was born on December 6, 1942 in Griffen, Carinthia, Austria. He is a writer and director, known for Die linkshändige Frau (1978), Wings of Desire (1987) and Wrong Move (1975). He has been married to Sophie Semin since 1995. They have one child. He was previously married to Libgart...
Nascido na Áustria
Writer | Lindenstraße
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied germanistics, theatre, psychology and african languages between 1962 and 1967. Has travelled Africa and Asia. In 1971 co-founder of the german Filmverlag der Autoren. 1983 he founded his own production company. Geissendoerfer is producer and partly director ...
Director | Humanes Töten
Muscha, or Jürgen Muschalek, born September 28, 1951, in Düsseldorf, Germany, was a director, producer, writer, artist, and musician. He was brought up in the punk scene of Düsseldorf. Collaborating with his long time friend and musician Klaus-Peter "Trini" Trimpop. They wrote and directed the new ...
44. Walter D. Asmus
Director | Footfalls
Walter D. Asmus is a director and writer, known for Footfalls (2001), Beckett Directs Beckett: Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett (1988) and En attendant Godot (1989).
45. Bertram Verhaag
Producer | Blue Eyed
1944 born in Sosnowitz (Upper Silesia), studied sociology and economics. Spent three years as a freelance employee at the Munich's Department of Town Planning.
1972 - 75 Munich College of Film and TV
1976 founded DENKmal-Film Production with Claus Strigel. Collaborating as producers, authors and ...
Nascido na Polônia
48. Alexander Pickl
Director | Vale Tudo Project
Alexander Pickl - Director, writer and advertiser was born in Munich, Germany. Although his work led him all over the world - he chose to come back to his hometown in Bavaria and is still living and working there. After finishing school he studied Graphic Design and Film at the best Schools in ...
51. 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 Die Unberührbare (2000), Silvester Countdown (1997) and Agnes and His Brothers (2004). He has been married to Alexandra Fischer-Roehler since August 2000.
54. Steve Hudson
Director | True North
Nascido na Inglaterra
58. 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 ...
62. 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...
63. Edzard Onneken
Director | Türkisch für Anfänger
Nascido no Paquistão
65. Feo Aladag
Writer | Die Fremde
Feo Aladag was born on January 13, 1972 in Vienna, Austria as Feodora Schenk. She is an actress and writer, known for Die Fremde (2010), Zwischen Welten (2014) and Tatort (1970). She was previously married to Züli Aladag.
Nascida na Áustria
67. Damir Lukacevic
Director | Transfer
He was born 1966 in Zagreb and went to school in Stuttgart, Germany. From 1993 to 1999 he studied at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (German Film Academy) in Berlin, Departments of Directing, Screenwriting and Script Development. His breakthrough was the short film "Fremde Heimat" for which ...
Nascido na Croácia
70. Hans Weingartner
Director | Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei
Nascido na Áustria