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Tom Tykwer is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Sound and Thanks Allemand born on 23 may 1965 at Wuppertal (German)

Tom Tykwer

Tom Tykwer
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Nationality German
Birth 23 may 1965 (53 years) at Wuppertal (German)

Tom Tykwer ([ˈtɪkvɐ]; born 23 May 1965) is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer. He is best known internationally for directing Run Lola Run (1998), Heaven (2002), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The International (2009) and Cloud Atlas (2012).

Biography

C'est dès l'âge de 11 ans que Tom Tykwer s'amuse à tourner ses premiers films avec une petite caméra super 8. Cinéphile averti, il prend en charge, alors qu'il n'est encore qu'adolescent, la programmation d'une grande salle de cinéma berlinoise et devient lecteur de scénarios pour assurer le quotidien. Il se lance en 1990 dans l'aventure de la réalisation avec le court métrage Because, expérience qu'il réitère en 1992 avec Epilog, et tourne son premier long métrage l'année suivante, la comédie dramatique Maria la Maléfique.

Se démarquant par son style visuel, rythmé et coloré, le cinéaste allemand signe en 1997 Les Rêveurs, distingué dans de nombreux festivals. Mais c'est surtout l'année suivante, en mettant en scène la course furieuse de Lola (Franka Potente) pour sauver son petit ami dans Cours, Lola, cours, que Tom Tykwer s'impose au niveau mondial. Le cinéaste retrouve Franka Potente, devenue alors sa compagne, à l'occasion du drame romantique La Princesse et le Guerrier en 2000.

Scénariste, et régulièrement compositeur de ses films, Tom Tykwer déroge pourtant à la règle en acceptant en 2002 de mettre en scène un scénario de Krzysztof Kieślowski intitulé Heaven, premier film du réalisateur allemand porté par un casting international : Cate Blanchett et Giovanni Ribisi. Le film fit l'ouverture de la Berlinale 2002 mais ne fut pas un succès. En 2005, il s'associe aux 19 autres réalisateurs de tous horizons qui participent au film à sketches Paris, je t'aime, réalisant un segment avec Natalie Portman. Il tourne ensuite Le Parfum, adaptation du célèbre roman de Patrick Süskind, où il dirige entre autres Dustin Hoffman et Alan Rickman.

En 2009, il lance Clive Owen et Naomi Watts aux quatre coins du monde, sur la piste d'une multinationale aux agissements douteux dans L'Enquête, un thriller dont il a également composé la musique. Il retourne en Allemagne l'année suivante pour réaliser Trois (2010), film dramatique qui se retrouve en compétition à la 67e Mostra de Venise. Il s'associe ensuite aux Wachowski avec qui il coscénarise et coréalise Cloud Atlas, adaptation très ambitieuse du roman éponyme de David Mitchell. Le tournage débute en septembre 2011, et Tykwer réalise les séquences correspondant à trois des six époques dépeintes dans le film, toutes ancrées dans le passé (XIXe et XXe siècle). Polyvalent sur le projet, il participe également à la composition de la musique originale. Il retrouve les sœurs Wachowski sur le tournage de la série Sense8, pour laquelle il réalise les segments de Berlin et Nairobi, et dont il compose également la bande-son.

En novembre 2017, il est annoncé président du jury de la Berlinale 2018.

Best films

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
(Thanks)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
(Director)
Downfall (2004)
(Thanks)

Usually with

Frank Griebe
Frank Griebe
(11 films)
Stefan Arndt
Stefan Arndt
(11 films)
Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tom Tykwer (22 films)

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A Hologram for the King, 1h37
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tom Skerritt, Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Ben Whishaw, Dhafer El Abidine, Rolf Saxon
Rating60% 3.048563.048563.048563.048563.04856
The film tells the story of a washed-up, desperate American salesman who travels to Saudi Arabia to secure the IT contract for a massive new complex being built in the middle of the desert.
Cloud Atlas, 2h52
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Clonage, Films about slavery, Seafaring films, Philosophie, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Götz Otto, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess
Rating74% 3.7455553.7455553.7455553.7455553.745555
Adam Ewing, an American lawyer, has come to the Chatham Islands to conclude a business arrangement with Reverend Horrox and his father-in-law. While in Horrox's plantation, he witnesses the whipping of a Moriori slave, Autua, who later stows away on the ship. Autua confronts Ewing and convinces him to advocate for Autua to join the crew as a free man. Dr Henry Goose slowly poisons Ewing, claiming it to be the cure for a parasitic worm, to steal Ewing's valuables. As Goose administers the fatal dose, Autua saves Ewing. Returning to the United States, Ewing and his wife Tilda denounce her father's complicity in slavery and leave to join the abolition movement.
Soul Boy
Soul Boy (2010)
, 1h1
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin Kenya
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Rating66% 3.342083.342083.342083.342083.34208
Nairobi, Kenya. 14-year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa. One morning the teenager discovers his father ill and delirious. Someone has stolen his soul, mumbles the father. Abila is shocked and confused but wants to help his father and goes in search of the right remedy. Supported by his girlfriend Shiku, he embarks on an adventurous journey that leads him right to the heart of the microcosm that is his hometown.
Three
Three (2010)
, 2h
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sebastian Schipper, Sophie Rois, Angela Winkler, Carina Wiese, Christina Große, Christian Steyer
Rating67% 3.3978053.3978053.3978053.3978053.397805
Hanna and Simon are in a long-term relationship which, though loving, has grown sexually unexciting. Soon after Simon's mother dies from advanced pancreatic cancer, he discovers that he has testicular cancer and must undergo surgery and chemotherapy. The night of his surgery, Hanna has a sexual encounter with a man called Adam, and Simon learns that he had fathered a child seventeen years earlier, although the woman opted for an abortion. Simon, who had assumed that either he or Hanna was infertile, is assured that he should still be able to have children after his surgery. During his recovery, Simon and Hanna decide to finally wed. Shortly beforehand, Simon encounters Adam at the pool and begins an affair with him as well.
The International, 1h58
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brían F. O'Byrne, Ulrich Thomsen, Haluk Bilginer
Rating64% 3.2487453.2487453.2487453.2487453.248745
Louis Salinger, of Interpol, and Eleanor Whitman, an Assistant District Attorney from Manhattan, are investigating the International Bank of Business and Credit (IBBC), which funds activities such as money laundering, terrorism, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments. Salinger's and Whitman's investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan, where the IBBC assassinates Umberto Calvini, an arms manufacturer who is an Italian prime ministerial candidate. The bank's assassin diverts suspicion to a local assassin with political connections, who is promptly killed by a corrupt policeman. Salinger and Whitman get a lead on the second assassin, but the corrupt policeman shows up again and orders them out of the country. At the airport they are able to check the security camera footage for clues on the whereabouts on the bank's assassin, and follow a suspect to New York.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 2h27
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Prison films, Psychologie, Films about suicide, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Films about capital punishment
Actors Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Karoline Herfurth, David Calder
Rating74% 3.7485853.7485853.7485853.7485853.748585
The film begins with the sentencing of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), a notorious murderer. Between the reading of the sentence and the execution, the story of his life is told in flashback, beginning with his abandonment at birth in a French fish market. Raised in an orphanage, Grenouille grows into a strangely detached boy with a superhuman sense of smell. After growing to maturity as a tanner's apprentice, he makes his first delivery to Paris, where he revels in the new odors. He focuses on a redheaded girl (Karoline Herfurth) selling yellow plums, following her and repeatedly attempting to sniff her, but startles her with his behavior. To prevent her from crying out, he covers the girl's mouth and unintentionally suffocates her. After realizing that she is dead, he strips her body naked and smells her all over, becoming distraught when her scent fades. Afterwards, Grenouille is haunted by the desire to recreate the girl's aroma.
Heaven
Heaven (2002)
, 1h36
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca, Mattia Sbragia, Alberto Di Stasio
Rating70% 3.548483.548483.548483.548483.54848
The film is set in Turin, Italy. It opens with a prologue sequence showing the young Italian Carabinieri clerk Filippo (Ribisi) learning to fly a helicopter using a flight simulator. When he accidentally crashes the virtual helicopter by ascending too dramatically, his instructor tells him, "In a real helicopter, you can't just keep going up and up," prompting Filippo to ask, "How high can i fly?"
The Princess and the Warrior, 2h15
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Heist films
Actors Franka Potente, Benno Fürmann, Natja Brunckhorst, Joachim Król, Ludger Pistor, Sebastian Schipper
Rating74% 3.7485153.7485153.7485153.7485153.748515
The film begins with a letter to Sissi, a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, asking her for help in wrapping up the affairs of a friend's dead mother. Sissi cares for her patients to the effect that they appear to be her extended family (in fact, she states that her own father is a patient in the hospital). As such, she has little experience of life outside the hospital. Meanwhile, Bodo, living with his brother, applies for a funerary job but is quickly dismissed because of his inability to control his emotions. He later robs a grocery store and during the ensuing chase indirectly causes a truck to hit Sissi. Taking cover from the police underneath the truck, Bodo finds Sissi, who cannot speak or breathe. In order to save her life, he performs an emergency tracheotomy. Once Sissi is in medical care, they are separated without Sissi ever learning his name.
Run Lola Run, 1h21
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Politic
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Armin Rohde, Nina Petri, Joachim Król
Rating76% 3.8488453.8488453.8488453.8488453.848845
The film begins with Lola (Franka Potente) receiving a phone call from her distraught boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu). Manni is a small-time criminal and, during an important job collecting 100,000 marks, he relied on Lola to take him and the money to his boss, Ronnie. Lola's moped was stolen on her journey and Manni is forced to travel by subway but, startled by the sight of police, accidentally leaves the bag of money on the train. Spotting a homeless man examining his money bag as the train departed, Manni pursued the train, only to find the man and the money gone.
Winter Sleepers, 2h2
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Ulrich Matthes, Josef Bierbichler, Heino Ferch, Sebastian Schipper, Saskia Vester, Werner Schnitzer
Rating72% 3.647593.647593.647593.647593.64759
The film is set in the deeply snowy alpine winter resort of Berchtesgaden in Bavaria; the story begins shortly after Christmas Day, with five people returning, not all of whom are connected.