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Christian Petzold is a Director and Scriptwriter Allemand born on 14 september 1960

Christian Petzold

Christian Petzold
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Nationality German
Birth 14 september 1960 (58 years)

Christian Petzold est un réalisateur allemand né le 14 septembre 1960 à Hilden.

Biography

Après avoir fait son service civil dans un ciné-club de Rhénanie, il finit ses études (lettres et théâtre) à Berlin. Diplômé de l'Académie allemande du film et de la télévision de Berlin (DFFB) où il est l'élève de Harun Farocki et de Harmut Bitomsky, il devient ensuite assistant à la réalisation puis réalisateur.

De 1988 à 1994, il tourne au cours de ses études de cinéma divers courts métrages et collabore à d'autres films, notamment ceux réalisés par Harun Farocki, Harmut Bitomsky et Thomas Arslan. Son film de sortie d'école en 1994 est un téléfilm Pilotes, coproduit par la société de production Schramm Films avec laquelle Petzold collabore depuis cette date. Il réalise ensuite deux autres téléfilms policiers Cuba Libre (1996) et Die Beischlafdiebin (1998). C'est en 2000 qu'il réalise son premier long-métrage sorti en salles : Contrôle d'identité (Die Innere Sicherheit) dont il signe également le scénario.

Ce film fera de Christian Petzold l'un des chefs de file de la "nouvelle vague" du cinéma allemand (et notamment de ce qu'on a appelé l'"école de Berlin") et lui permettra d'être, par la suite, fréquemment, sélectionné en compétition au Festival de Berlin et au Festival de Venise.

Il est élu membre de l'Académie des arts de Berlin en 2009.

Best films

Barbara (2012)
(Director)

Usually with

Nina Hoss
Nina Hoss
(6 films)
Barbara Auer
Barbara Auer
(4 films)
Julia Hummer
Julia Hummer
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Christian Petzold (9 films)

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Director

Transit
Transit (2018)
, 1h41
Directed by Christian Petzold
Origin German
Genres Drama
Actors Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Barbara Auer, Àlex Brendemühl, Maryam Zaree, Justus von Dohnányi
Rating68% 3.442023.442023.442023.442023.44202
Parabole des réfugiés fuyant des régimes fascistes pour l'Amérique, transitant par un Marseille contemporain même si les indices temporels sont flous.
Phoenix
Phoenix (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Christian Petzold
Origin German
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Nina Hoss, Megan Gay
Rating72% 3.6452753.6452753.6452753.6452753.645275
The film follows Nelly Lenz, a Holocaust survivor and former cabaret singer, who returns to Berlin after undergoing facial reconstruction surgery for damage caused by a bullet wound.
Barbara
Barbara (2012)
, 1h45
Directed by Christian Petzold
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Nina Hoss, Rainer Bock, Mark Waschke, Susanne Bormann, Alicia Gräfin von Rittberg
Rating71% 3.599163.599163.599163.599163.59916
East Germany in 1980: Barbara (Nina Hoss) is a chain-smoking physician whom we meet as she is arriving for her first day at a small rural hospital near the Baltic Sea. She had been at the prestigious Charité hospital in East Berlin but, after she'd filed an "Ausreiseantrag" – an official request to leave East Germany – she had been incarcerated and then transferred to this small town where she is still monitored by the Stasi. Twice in the film, we see the Stasi punish Barbara for the hours in which they cannot find her, by searching her house, strip-searching and cavity-searching her.
Jerichow
Jerichow (2008)
, 1h30
Directed by Christian Petzold
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer, André Hennicke, Marie Gruber
Rating69% 3.4953153.4953153.4953153.4953153.495315
A former criminal is married to a Turkish immigrant to Germany, Ali Ozkan, who marries a woman named Laura. Ali's wife starts an affair with Thomas, an Afghanistan war veteran from Germany, because she is beaten by her husband. Thomas came into their life when he helped Ali after he crashed his car due to being drunk. Ali mistreated him as well after he accepted a job proposal. As the drama continues, violence starts.
Yella
Yella (2007)
, 1h29
Directed by Christian Petzold
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Nina Hoss, Burghart Klaußner, Barbara Auer, Martin Brambach
Rating66% 3.3466253.3466253.3466253.3466253.346625
This script must be run from the command line
Ghosts
Ghosts (2005)
, 1h25
Directed by Christian Petzold
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Julia Hummer, Sabine Timoteo, Benno Fürmann, Marianne Basler, Aurélien Recoing
Rating68% 3.4458853.4458853.4458853.4458853.445885
The film portrays a day, a night and the following day in the life of a teenage orphan, Nina, who lives in a group home. Nina is shy, introverted and lives only in the past, which she tries to fabricate in her diary. She meets Toni, a young woman living on the street who is her exact opposite: she concerns herself only with surviving the present moment.
Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg (2003)
, 1h27
Directed by Christian Petzold
Genres Drama
Actors Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Stephan Kampwirth, Torsten Michaelis
Rating72% 3.638973.638973.638973.638973.63897
Philipp Wagner (Benno Fürmann) tue accidentellement un enfant sur la route, il prend alors la fuite. L'enfant meurt après un coma et sa mère (Nina Hoss) jure de retrouver le coupable. C'est alors qu'elle croise la route de Philipp Wagner.
The State I Am In, 1h46
Directed by Christian Petzold
Genres Drama
Actors Barbara Auer, Julia Hummer, Richy Müller, Katharina Schüttler, Günther Maria Halmer, Manfred Möck
Rating70% 3.546113.546113.546113.546113.54611
Au Portugal. Coincée entre l'amour fou de ses parents et leur lourd passé, Jeanne vit dans la clandestinité depuis sa plus tendre enfance. Elle ne peut avoir de secrets ni de liens avec personne, car ce serait la sécurité du trio qui s'en trouverait aussitôt menacée. En attente d'immigration pour le Brésil, elle rencontre un jeune surfeur sur la plage. Alors qu'ils viennent d'être cambriolés, les parents décident, la mort dans l'âme, de repartir pour l'Allemagne, où ils sont recherchés, mais Jeanne réussit à trouver une planque. En attendant l'argent de leur ami Heinrich, elle doit faire les courses tous les jours et, en secret, rencontre à nouveau le surfeur.
Yella, 1h29
Directed by Christian Petzold
Actors Nina Hoss, Barbara Auer

Yella quitte son époux, directeur d'une entreprise en faillite de l'ex-Allemagne de l'Est. Elle s'installe à Hanovre. Là, elle rencontre Philipp, agent bancaire. Il l'engage pour la seconder dans ses tractations. Ils deviennent amants. Mais, le mari de Yella cherche à renouer avec elle...

Scriptwriter

Transit
Transit (2018)
, 1h41
Directed by Christian Petzold
Origin German
Genres Drama
Actors Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Barbara Auer, Àlex Brendemühl, Maryam Zaree, Justus von Dohnányi
Rating68% 3.442023.442023.442023.442023.44202
Parabole des réfugiés fuyant des régimes fascistes pour l'Amérique, transitant par un Marseille contemporain même si les indices temporels sont flous.
Phoenix
Phoenix (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Christian Petzold
Origin German
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Nina Hoss, Megan Gay
Roles Ecrivain
Rating72% 3.6452753.6452753.6452753.6452753.645275
The film follows Nelly Lenz, a Holocaust survivor and former cabaret singer, who returns to Berlin after undergoing facial reconstruction surgery for damage caused by a bullet wound.
Barbara
Barbara (2012)
, 1h45
Directed by Christian Petzold
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Nina Hoss, Rainer Bock, Mark Waschke, Susanne Bormann, Alicia Gräfin von Rittberg
Rating71% 3.599163.599163.599163.599163.59916
East Germany in 1980: Barbara (Nina Hoss) is a chain-smoking physician whom we meet as she is arriving for her first day at a small rural hospital near the Baltic Sea. She had been at the prestigious Charité hospital in East Berlin but, after she'd filed an "Ausreiseantrag" – an official request to leave East Germany – she had been incarcerated and then transferred to this small town where she is still monitored by the Stasi. Twice in the film, we see the Stasi punish Barbara for the hours in which they cannot find her, by searching her house, strip-searching and cavity-searching her.
Jerichow
Jerichow (2008)
, 1h30
Directed by Christian Petzold
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer, André Hennicke, Marie Gruber
Rating69% 3.4953153.4953153.4953153.4953153.495315
A former criminal is married to a Turkish immigrant to Germany, Ali Ozkan, who marries a woman named Laura. Ali's wife starts an affair with Thomas, an Afghanistan war veteran from Germany, because she is beaten by her husband. Thomas came into their life when he helped Ali after he crashed his car due to being drunk. Ali mistreated him as well after he accepted a job proposal. As the drama continues, violence starts.
Yella
Yella (2007)
, 1h29
Directed by Christian Petzold
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Nina Hoss, Burghart Klaußner, Barbara Auer, Martin Brambach
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3466253.3466253.3466253.3466253.346625
This script must be run from the command line
Ghosts
Ghosts (2005)
, 1h25
Directed by Christian Petzold
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Julia Hummer, Sabine Timoteo, Benno Fürmann, Marianne Basler, Aurélien Recoing
Rating68% 3.4458853.4458853.4458853.4458853.445885
The film portrays a day, a night and the following day in the life of a teenage orphan, Nina, who lives in a group home. Nina is shy, introverted and lives only in the past, which she tries to fabricate in her diary. She meets Toni, a young woman living on the street who is her exact opposite: she concerns herself only with surviving the present moment.