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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. After graduation, Christian Petzold made ... See full bio »

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34 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Phoenix Director
(2014)
Barbara Director
(2012)
Transit Director
(2018)
(2000)

Filmography

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 2015-2018 Polizeiruf 110 (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Tatorte (2018)
- Wölfe (2016)
- Kreise (2015)
 2018/I Transit
 2014/II Phoenix
 2012/I Barbara
 2011 Dreileben (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 2008 Jerichow
 2007 Yella
 2005 Gespenster
 2003 Wolfsburg
 2001 Something to Remind Me (TV Movie)
 1998 The Sex Thief (TV Movie)
 1996 Cuba Libre (TV Movie)
 1995 Pilots (TV Movie)
 1992 Das warme Geld (Video)
 1991 Ostwärts (Documentary short)
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on Transit and transposing the setting from mid-20th-century to the present day] The transit space that is described by Anna Seghers in her book is a horizontal space, it is a geographical space, it is the space between Europe and the United States. They are in the port city, and thus the space between the land where we are and the sea we want to travel over. So this is the horizontal transit ... See more »

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Head of the 'International Competition' jury at the 8th Odessa International Film Festival in 2017. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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