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Florian Ballhaus

Florian Ballhaus
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Nationality German
Birth at Baden-Baden (German)

Florian Ballhaus (born 1965) is a German cinematographer who has worked on several recent major Hollywood releases.

Biography

Ballhaus was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, the son of Helga Mavia Betten and noted German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus. At the age of 17, he moved to the U.S. with his family, when his father began working on American films such as After Hours. He began working as a second cinematographer's assistant and then later as a camera assistant and operator. He returned to Germany in his adulthood to make his own name in his father's profession, debuting in episodes of the television show, Alles außer Mord, then in 1996 with Sandman. He returned to the U.S. seven years later to shoot episodes of Sex and the City.

In 2005, he earned praise for his work in the thriller Flightplan. Later he reunited with David Frankel, one of the Sex and the City directors, for The Devil Wears Prada.

Best films

Men in Black (1997)
(Camera Operator)
Men in Black II (2002)
(Second Unit Director of Photography)
Godzilla (1998)
(Camera Operator)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
(Director of Photography)
Insurgent (2015)
(Director of Photography)
Marley & Me (2008)
(Director of Photography)

Usually with

Alan Rudolph
Alan Rudolph
(2 films)
Douglas Wick
Douglas Wick
(3 films)
Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Florian Ballhaus (26 films)

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Cameraman

The Captain, 1h59
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors Max Hubacher, Frederick Lau, Alexander Fehling, Waldemar Kobus, Samuel Finzi, Sebastian Rudolph
Roles Director of Photography
Rating73% 3.6972953.6972953.6972953.6972953.697295
Avril 1945. L'Allemagne nazie, en plein chaos, vit ses dernières heures avant de capituler. Les troupes allemandes de la Wehrmacht sont pourchassées par les forces alliées tandis que les déserteurs se font exécuter. Massacres, viols ou encore pillages règnent sur cette Allemagne en pleine déroute. Après avoir perdu son régiment, le jeune brigadier allemand Willi Herold erre pour tenter d'échapper à un commando qui veut l'abattre. Affamé et affaibli, Herold découvre sur son chemin, dans une voiture abandonnée, l'uniforme couvert de médailles d'un capitaine nazi de la Luftwaffe mort. Pour échapper à sa mort programmée, il décide de le revêtir afin de se camoufler et échapper à ceux qui veulent le tuer. Un camouflage idéal, l'uniforme étant le symbole de la puissance et surtout de l'autorité.
Snatched
Snatched (2017)
, 1h43
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Children's films
Actors Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Christopher Meloni, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack
Roles Director of Photography
Rating45% 2.257392.257392.257392.257392.25739
Abandonnée par son petit ami, Emily part en vacances avec sa mère en Équateur. Des vacances qui vont vite virer à la catastrophe, en commençant par leur kidnapping...
Allegiant
Allegiant (2016)
, 2h1
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Dystopian films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Naelle Kravitz, Naomi Watts
Roles Director of Photography
Rating57% 2.8566552.8566552.8566552.8566552.856655
Choqués par le message des fondateurs leur dévoilant le véritable objectif du système des factions, Tris, « Quatre » et leurs compagnons décident de franchir le Mur encerclant Chicago pour découvrir le monde qui les entoure et ses survivants. Mais au-delà de la Clôture, ils découvrent un univers hostile avant d'être accueillis par un nouveau peuple complaisant et protecteur. À peine ont-ils compris avoir fait partie d'une expérience qui visait à restructurer la société qu'ils sont à nouveau confrontés à un défi de plus grande envergure. Alors que les dirigeants de ce nouveau monde ont en effet décidé de sélectionner les individus selon la pureté de leur code génétique, une terrible bataille se prépare à Chicago entre les anciens résistants.
Insurgent
Insurgent (2015)
, 1h59
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet
Roles Director of Photography
Rating62% 3.101763.101763.101763.101763.10176
The story begins five days after the assault on the Abnegation faction by Erudite leader Jeanine's mind-controlled Dauntless soldiers. Dauntless leader Eric and his platoon search through the wreckage of Abnegation for a box of unknown origin that contains the symbols for each faction. They recover the box and take it to Erudite. Jeanine claims it contains data from the city's founders and the means to end the Divergence problem–the issue of individuals having the qualities of multiple factions. Only a Divergent can open the box, so she orders all Divergents hunted down and captured.
Lullaby
Lullaby (2014)

Directed by Andrew Levitas
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund, Jessica Brown Findlay, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Daniel Sunjata
Roles Director of Photography
Rating61% 3.0994953.0994953.0994953.0994953.099495
Eloigné de sa famille, Jonathan apprend que son père Robert, en plein combat contre la maladie, a prévu de se laisser mourir dans 48 heures.
The Book Thief, 2h11
Directed by Brian Percival
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Children's films
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Roger Allam, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch
Roles Director of Photography
Rating75% 3.7986353.7986353.7986353.7986353.798635
In April 1938, a voice representing Death (Roger Allam) tells about how the young Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) has piqued his interest. Liesel is traveling on a train with her mother (Heike Makatsch) and younger brother when her brother dies. At his burial she picks up a book that has been dropped by his graveside (a gravedigger's manual). Liesel is then delivered to foster parents Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson) Hubermann because her mother, a Communist, is fleeing Germany. When she arrives, Liesel makes an impression on a neighboring boy, Rudy Steiner (Nico Liersch).
Gambit
Gambit (2012)
, 1h29
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Tom Courtenay, Cloris Leachman
Roles Director of Photography
Rating56% 2.8466052.8466052.8466052.8466052.846605
British art curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss Lord Shabandar (Alan Rickman) by conning him into buying a fake Monet ("Haystacks at Dusk"), a painting that has been missing since 1945, after being plundered by the Nazis. He teams up with a master art forger, the Major, and travels to Alpine, Texas to find rodeo queen, PJ Puznowski (Cameron Diaz) whom he plans to recruit in his scheme. Harry envisions the plan in his head, and goes to a bar to talk to PJ. PJ's friend Merle, angered by his advances, punches Harry in the face and a bar fight is started. PJ walks outside to find Harry and the Major cleaning their wounds, and they talk to her about the deal. She agrees and the next day the three drive out to PJ's grandmother's mobile home out in the desert. They hang the fake Monet on the wall and take a picture with the painting in the background. The picture is to appear with an article on the rodeo queen that will be published in a magazine that is part of Shabandar's media empire.
Hope Springs, 1h40
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Jean Smart, Ben Rappaport
Roles Director of Photography
Rating62% 3.1487653.1487653.1487653.1487653.148765
Although a devoted couple, empty nesters Kay and Arnold Soames (Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones) are in need of (in Kay's opinion) help to reignite the spark in their marriage. They have slept in separate rooms for years since their youngest child went off to college, and forgo any physical affection. One day Kay (who works as a Coldwater Creek employee) tells Arnold (a partner in an Omaha accounting firm) she has paid for them to undergo a week of intense marriage counseling with Dr. Bernie Feld (Steve Carell) in a coastal resort town in Maine. Arnold, a creature of plodding, unimaginative routine, denies their marriage is in trouble.
RED
RED (2010)
, 1h51
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Psychologie, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban
Roles Director of Photography
Rating69% 3.4975053.4975053.4975053.4975053.497505
Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), a former black-ops CIA agent, is retired and living a quiet life in a Cleveland, Ohio, suburb. However, Frank is lonely and often chats on the phone with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker), a Customer Service Agent for the General Services Administration Pension Office in Kansas City, Missouri. He creates opportunities to talk to her by tearing up his pension checks and calling her to say they had never arrived.
The Time Traveler's Wife, 1h48
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels
Actors Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston, Stephen Tobolowsky, Arliss Howard, Brooklynn Proulx
Roles Director of Photography
Rating70% 3.5487853.5487853.5487853.5487853.548785
In the early 1970s, Henry DeTamble is in a car accident that kills his mother but which he survives by inadvertently time traveling back two weeks. Moments later, Henry is helped by an older version of himself who has also traveled back. Unable to control the timing or destinations of his traveling, Henry finds himself drawn to significant people, places, and events in his life but is incapable of changing events beyond the minor differences his presence creates.
Did You Hear About the Morgans?, 1h43
Directed by Marc Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Wilford Brimley
Roles Director of Photography
Rating48% 2.4047052.4047052.4047052.4047052.404705
A successful Manhattan couple, lawyer Paul Michael Morgan (Hugh Grant) and real estate agent Meryl Judith Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker), are separated due to Paul's infidelity. After dinner one night, Meryl and Paul witness the murder of one of Meryl's real estate clients. Then they become targets of contract killer Vincent (Michael Kelly) and must enter the Witness Protection Program.
Marley & Me, 1h55
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner, Alan Arkin, Haley Hudson
Roles Director of Photography
Rating71% 3.551043.551043.551043.551043.55104
Soon after their wedding, John and Jenny Grogan (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) escape the brutal Michigan winters and relocate to a cottage in South Florida, where they are hired as reporters for competing newspapers. At The Palm Beach Post, Jenny immediately receives prominent front-page assignments, while at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, John finds himself writing obituaries and two-paragraph articles about mundane news like a fire at the local garbage dump.
Definitely, Maybe, 1h52
Directed by Adam Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Kline
Roles Director of Photography
Rating70% 3.548883.548883.548883.548883.54888
Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) is a 38-year-old father who is in the midst of a divorce. After her first sex-ed class, his 10-year-old daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) insists on hearing the story of how her parents met. Will gives in, but decides to change the names and some of the facts relating to the various love affairs of his youth, thereby creating a love mystery; Maya is left guessing which of the women will turn out to be her mother. The story he tells Maya is depicted in long flashbacks. From time to time the film switches back to the present, where Maya comments (often disdainfully) and asks questions.
The Devil Wears Prada, 1h49
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, La mode, Children's films
Actors Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Tracie Thoms
Roles Director of Photography
Rating69% 3.454353.454353.454353.454353.45435
Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is an aspiring journalist fresh out of Northwestern University. Despite her ridicule for the shallowness of the fashion industry, she lands a job "a million girls would kill for," junior personal assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the icy editor-in-chief of Runway fashion magazine. Andy plans to put up with Miranda's bizarre and humiliating treatment for one year in hopes of getting a job as a reporter or writer somewhere else.
Flightplan
Flightplan (2005)
, 1h38
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Kate Beahan, Greta Scacchi, Sean Bean
Roles Director of Photography
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster), a U.S. aircraft engineer employed in Berlin, Germany, is widowed with a six-year-old daughter Julia (Marlene Lawston) after her husband David (John Benjamin Hickey) falls off the roof of their building to his death. Kyle decides to bury him in their hometown back in the U.S., on Long Island, NY. They fly aboard a passenger aircraft, the engines of which Kyle helped design. After falling asleep, Kyle wakes to find that Julia is missing. She begins to panic, and Captain Marcus Rich (Sean Bean) is forced to conduct a search. None of the passengers remember seeing her daughter, Julia has no register in either the Berlin airport or the passenger manifest, and Kyle cannot find Julia's boarding pass. Marcus and the other crew members suspect that Kyle has become unhinged by her husband's death, and has imagined bringing her daughter aboard. One flight attendant Stephanie (Kate Beahan) is particularly unsympathetic. Faced with the crew's growing skepticism regarding her daughter's existence, Kyle becomes more and more desperate. Because of her increasingly erratic, panicked behavior, air marshal Gene Carson (Peter Sarsgaard) is ordered to guard and handcuff her.