Diretores alemães

by mcottoni-2 | created - 12 Apr 2015 | updated - 06 May 2015 | Public

1. Ernst Lubitsch

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 ...

5. Georg Wilhelm Pabst

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, ...

7. Robert Siodmak

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,...

8. Werner Herzog

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...

9. Harun Farocki

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

10. 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...

11. Volker Schlöndorff

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 ...

14. 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....

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...

17. Margarethe von Trotta

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 ...

18. 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 ...

19. 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 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 ...

21. 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 ...

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

Nascido na Suécia

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

26. Ewald André Dupont

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 ...

31. Erwin Leiser

Director | Wähle das Leben

Erwin Leiser was born on May 16, 1923 in Berlin, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Wähle das Leben (1963), Keine Welt für Kinder (1972) and Hiroshima - Erinnern oder Vergessen (1985). He died on August 22, 1996 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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 ...

33. Marcel Ophüls

Director | The Memory of Justice

Marcel Ophüls was born on November 1, 1927 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany as Hans Marcel Oppenheimer. He is a director and writer, known for The Memory of Justice (1976), Veillées d'armes (1994) and Hôtel Terminus (1988).

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

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

37. 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).

38. Hans W. Geissendörfer

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 ...

39. Muscha

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 ...

40. Caroline Link

Director | Nirgendwo in Afrika

Caroline Link was born on June 2, 1964 in Bad Nauheim, Hesse, Germany. She is a director and writer, known for Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001), Beyond Silence (1996) and Annaluise & Anton (1999).

41. 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).

43. Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss

Actor | Zurück auf Los!

Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss was born on August 17, 1962 in East Berlin, East Germany. He is an actor and producer, known for Return to Go! (2000), Sisters! Share everything (2016) and Der Alte (1977).

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

46. Wolfgang Becker

Director | Good Bye Lenin!

Wolfgang Becker was born on June 22, 1954 in Hemer, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a director, known for Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Schmetterlinge (1988) and Kinderspiele (1992).

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 ...

49. Hermine Huntgeburth

Director | Im Kreise der Lieben

Hermine Huntgeburth was born on November 13, 1957 in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is a director and writer, known for Im Kreise der Lieben (1991), The Trio (1998) and Bibi Blocksberg (2002).

50. Marc Rothemund

Director | Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Marc Rothemund was born on August 26, 1968. He is a director and assistant director, known for Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), Dieses bescheuerte Herz (2017) and Groupies bleiben nicht zum Frühstück (2010).

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.

52. Chris Kraus

Writer | Vier Minuten

Chris Kraus was born in 1963 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. He is a writer and director, known for Vier Minuten (2006), The Bloom of Yesterday (2016) and Scherbentanz (2002).

53. Sven Taddicken

Director | Mein Bruder, der Vampir

Sven Taddicken was born in 1974 in Hamburg, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Mein Bruder, der Vampir (2001), Emmas Glück (2006) and Schäfchen zählen (2000).

54. Steve Hudson

Director | True North

Steve Hudson was born on August 6, 1969 in London, England as Stephen Hudson. He is an actor and director, known for True North (2006), Goodbye (2004) and Full Metal Jacket (1987).

Nascido na Inglaterra

55. Angela Schanelec

Director | Der traumhafte Weg

Angela Schanelec was born on February 14, 1962 in Aalen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She is an actress and director, known for Der traumhafte Weg (2016), Das Glück meiner Schwester (1995) and Marseille (2004).

56. Sam Garbarski

Director | Irina Palm

Sam Garbarski was born in 1948 in Planegg, Bavaria, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Irina Palm (2007), Bye Bye Germany (2017) and Vijay and I (2013).

57. Max Färberböck

Director | Bella Block

Max Färberböck was born on September 22, 1950 in Munich, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Bella Block (1994), Aimee & Jaguar (1999) and Jenseits (2001).

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 ...

59. Hannes Stöhr

Director | Berlin Is in Germany

Hannes Stöhr was born in 1970 in Hechingen-Sickingen, Swabia, West Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Berlin Is in Germany (2001), Berlin Calling (2008) and One Day in Europe (2005).

60. Emily Atef

Director | 3 Tage in Quiberon

Emily Atef was born in 1973 in Berlin, West Germany. She is a director and writer, known for 3 Tage in Quiberon (2018), Das Fremde in mir (2008) and Molly's Way (2005).

61. Heinrich Breloer

Director | Todesspiel

Heinrich Breloer was born on February 17, 1942 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Todesspiel (1997), Speer und er (2005) and Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (2001). He is married to Monika Winhuisen. They have two children.

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

Edzard Onneken was born in 1965 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is a director and writer, known for Türkisch für Anfänger (2006), Männer! Alles auf Anfang (2015) and Das einfache Glück (1990).

Nascido no Paquistão

64. Jo Baier

Director | Der Laden

Jo Baier was born on February 13, 1949 in Munich, Germany as Josef-Albert Baier. He is a director and writer, known for Der Laden (1998), Schwabenkinder (2003) and Hölleisengretl (1995). He is married to Gertrud Baier.

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

Nascido em Israel

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

68. Ulrich Köhler

Director | Bungalow

Ulrich Köhler was born on December 15, 1969 in Marburg, Hesse, Germany. He is a director and writer, known for Bungalow (2002), Schlafkrankheit (2011) and Montag kommen die Fenster (2006).

70. Hans Weingartner

Director | Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

Hans Weingartner was born on November 2, 1977 in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria. He is a director and writer, known for The Edukators (2004), Das weiße Rauschen (2001) and 303 (2018).

Nascido na Áustria

71. Andreas Dresen

Director | Halt auf freier Strecke

Andreas Dresen was born on August 16, 1963 in Gera, German Democratic Republic. He is a director and writer, known for Halt auf freier Strecke (2011), Night Shapes (1999) and Halbe Treppe (2002).

73. Hans-Christian Schmid

Writer | 23

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



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