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Alexander Nanau

Alexander Nanau was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1979. 1990 he emigrated with his family to Germany and became a German citizen. Nanau studied Film Direction at the renowned DFFB in Berlin. His first feature documentary Peter Zadek inszeniert Peer Gynt (2006) was released 2006 in Germany and Austria. In 2007 he was a scholarship holder of the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 40 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »


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Collective Cinematographer
Toto and His Sisters Cinematographer


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 2019 Collective (Documentary)
 2017 Nothingwood (Documentary)
 2014 Toto and His Sisters (Documentary)
 2012 Sohvasurffaajat (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Romania (2012)
 2009 The World According to Ion B. (Documentary)
 2006 Peter Zadek inszeniert Peer Gynt (Documentary)
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[on filming then-health minister Vlad Voiculescu at work for Collective (2019)] I interviewed him and we talked about how there is no reason to have secrets within the health care system, because it's a basic right. He said, "Transparency is the most important thing now." So it was natural to follow the script that life was writing for us. And we had an arrangement that he could never tell me to ... See more »


First Romanian-born Academy Award nominee (together with one of the four producers of the film Bianca Oana) since director Jean Negulesco, producer and actor John Houseman (won), screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond (won), producer Marin Karmitz and director Robert Dornhelm. See more »

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