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Martina Gedeck is a Actor and Scriptwriter Allemande born on 14 september 1961 at Munich (German)

Martina Gedeck

Martina Gedeck
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Nationality German
Birth 14 september 1961 (58 years) at Munich (German)
Awards Bavarian Order of Merit

Martina Gedeck [ɡəˈdɛk] (born 14 September 1961) is a German actress. She came to broader, international attention due to her roles in films such as Mostly Martha (2001), The Lives of Others (2006), and The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008). She has won numerous awards, including the Deutscher Filmpreis in 1997 for Supporting Actress in Life is All You Get, and in 2002 for Actress in Mostly Martha.


Martina Gedeck was born 14 September 1961 in Munich, West Germany and grew up in Bavaria, the oldest of three girls. In 1971, her family moved to Berlin, where the eleven-year-old debuted as an actress in children's television shows.

After graduating school in 1981, she enrolled at the Free University of Berlin, majoring in German Literature and History. From 1982 to 1986, Martina attended acting classes at the Berlin University of the Arts. During that time, she made her stage debut at the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt. Gedeck performed regularly at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, and appeared in plays in Basel, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Hamburg.

In 1994, Gedeck gained the attention of film audiences with her performance in Sönke Wortmann's hit comedy Maybe... Maybe Not (Der bewegte Mann). In 1995, Gedeck received critical praise for her award-winning performance in the television drama Hölleisengretl. In 1997, she furthered her reputation with her performance as Lilo in Wolfgang Becker's Life is All You Get (Das Leben ist eine Baustelle). In 1997, she received the German Film Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as a shy waitress in Helmut Dietl's Rossini – oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief. By the end of the 1990s, Gedeck had established herself as "one of the most prolific character actresses in Germany" with ambitious feature films such as Jew-Boy Levi (Viehjud Levi) and television dramas like Dominik Graf's Deine besten Jahre. She garnered awards and nominations throughout this period of her career.

Gedeck's international breakthrough came with her performance in Sandra Nettelbeck's Mostly Martha (Bella Martha). In the film, she plays a workaholic chef who is forced to adjust to major changes in her personal and professional life that are beyond her control. The film won the Créteil International Women's Film Festival Grand Prix Award, and the Goya Award for Best European Film in 2002. It also received a German Film Award Nomination for Outstanding Feature Film. For her performance, Gedeck received a European Film Award Nomination for Best Actress (2002), the German Film Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Actress (2002), and the German Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress (2003).

In 2006 Gedeck appeared in five major films: The Elementary Particles (2006) as Christiane, The Lives of Others (2006) as Christa-Maria Sieland, The Perfect Friend (2006) as Marlène, Summer '04 (2006) as Miriam Franz, and Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd (2006) as Hanna Schiller, starring opposite Matt Damon and John Turturro. The Lives of Others won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In 2008 Gedeck played the role of Ulrike Meinhof in The Baader Meinhof Complex. In 2010, Gedeck, who is affiliated with the Green Party, served as an elector in the Federal Assembly to elect the new President of Germany. That year, she appeared in Jew Suss: Rise and Fall and Agnosía.

In 2012 she appeared in The Wall and The Door, and in 2013, she appeared in The Nun and Night Train to Lisbon. Gedeck resides in Berlin with her partner, Swiss director Markus Imboden. In 2013 she was named as a member of the jury at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

Best films

The Lives of Others (2006)
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

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Filmography of Martina Gedeck (25 films)

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The Girl King
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Malin Kristina Buska, Lucas Bryant, Laura Birn, Hippolyte Girardot
Roles Maria Eleonora
Rating59% 2.9577752.9577752.9577752.9577752.957775
Le film trace le portrait de la brillante et extravagante Kristina de Suède, reine dès l'âge de six ans.
Night Train to Lisbon, 1h51
Directed by Bille August
Origin Suisse
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Jeremy Irons, Christopher Lee, Bruno Ganz, Mélanie Laurent, Martina Gedeck, Jack Huston
Roles Mariana
Rating67% 3.398473.398473.398473.398473.39847
Walking over a bridge in Bern, Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss professor of ancient languages, notices a young woman in a red coat standing on the railing, about to leap. Dropping his briefcase, he runs and pulls her down. She helps him gather the papers that have spilled from his briefcase and accompanies him to the school where he teaches. But instead of waiting to talk, she leaves during the middle of his class, without her coat.
The Nun
The Nun (2013)
, 1h54
Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films about religion, LGBT-related film
Actors Pauline Étienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Agathe Bonitzer, Alice de Lencquesaing, François Negret
Roles Mère de Suzanne
Rating64% 3.2451953.2451953.2451953.2451953.245195
The young Suzanne Simonin is forced by her parents to become a nun. She learns that as an illegitimate child, she is supposed to atone for her mother’s sin. Her abbess treats her nicely but when she dies and another takes her place, Suzanne considers breaking her vows. Due to the maltreatment she undergoes, she is thrown into a world of punishment. It is not until a friend gives Suzanne some hope that she may not have to remain a nun forever does Suzanne's punishment ease up.
Those Happy Years, 1h46
Directed by Daniele Luchetti
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti, Martina Gedeck, Anna Campori
Roles Helke
Rating63% 3.1961753.1961753.1961753.1961753.196175
1974, Rome. Guido est un artiste qui aimerait faire partie de l'avant garde contemporaine mais sa femme, Serena, qui l'aime passionnément, a du mal à accepter son art et surtout son intérêt pour ses modèles... Leurs fils, Dario et Paolo, 10 et 5 ans, sont les témoins de leur irrésistible attraction, de leurs échecs, de leurs trahisons, de leurs perpétuels marchandages amoureux...
Cœur léger, cœur lourd, 1h31
Directed by Markus Imboden
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Henry Hübchen, Martina Gedeck
Roles Valerie
Rating56% 2.8438452.8438452.8438452.8438452.843845
Felix se trouve sur une pente. Maintenant, il n'a qu'une seule chose en tête: Valérie - sa femme, qui l'a quitté. Il remonte à l'endroit de la séparation finale. L'ex-amant de Valérie, Thomas, est aussi ici, mais pas à cause des vieux souvenirs. Par coïncidence, les deux hommes se rencontrent dans un restaurant. Lorsque Felix est conscient de qui il a rencontré, commence une confusion dramatique.
The Wall
The Wall (2012)
, 1h48
Directed by Julian Pölsler
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Disaster films
Actors Martina Gedeck, Wolfgang Maria Bauer
Roles Frau
Rating67% 3.3985653.3985653.3985653.3985653.398565
A woman (Martina Gedeck) travels with her two friends, Hugo and Luise, and their loyal dog Lynx to their isolated hunting lodge in the Austrian Alps. Soon after they arrive, Luise insists that Hugo accompany her to a pub in a nearby village, leaving behind their dog and the woman. The next morning, realizing her friends never returned as planned, the woman sets off on foot toward the village, followed by the dog. As she walks along the road, her progress is stopped abruptly by a mysterious invisible wall. After several unsuccessful attempts to continue past the invisible barrier, the woman turns back to the lodge with the dog. Along the way she approaches a farmhouse, but again is prevented by the invisible wall from making contact with the two owners who appear frozen in time.
Aghet (2010)
, 1h33
Origin German
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about racism, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Political films
Actors Martina Gedeck, Sylvester Groth, Joachim Król, Sandra Hüller, Hanns Zischler, Burghart Klaußner
Roles Alma Johansson
Rating68% 3.444113.444113.444113.444113.44411
Aghet, se traduisant par « catastrophe » en arménien, est le mot utilisé pour désigner le massacre de plus d'un million d'Arméniens de l'Empire ottoman de 1915 à 1917. Le documentaire débute en évoquant le meurtre du journaliste Hrant Dink pour continuer sur le refus de la Turquie de reconnaître le génocide, les déclarations du premier ministre turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan ou encore le refus d'intervention du gouvernement impérial de l'Allemagne à l'époque, préfiguration d'un autre génocide, celui de la Shoah.
Agnosía (2010)
, 1h50
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance
Actors Eduardo Noriega, Martina Gedeck, Jack Taylor, Bárbara Goenaga
Roles Prevert
Rating55% 2.751162.751162.751162.751162.75116
A young woman, Joana Prats, suffers from agnosia, a strange, primary visual disease that is one of the neuropsychological disorders of perception. Although her eyes and ears are in perfect condition, her brain is not able to correctly interpret the stimuli it receives. Joana is the only person to know an industrial secret left behind by her late father and becomes the victim of a sinister plan to extract this information. Her captors plan to use her sensory condition to help extract the information that they so desperately want.
Jew Suss: Rise and Fall, 1h40
Directed by Oskar Roehler
Origin German
Genres Drama, War
Themes Films about films, Political films
Actors Tobias Moretti, Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Justus von Dohnányi, Anna Unterberger anna, Armin Rohde
Roles Anna Marian
Rating60% 3.0009353.0009353.0009353.0009353.000935
Berlin, 1939. Joseph Goebbels, ministre de la propagande nazie, commandite un film qui, selon lui, doit présenter un haut niveau artistique tout en instruisant le peuple allemand contre la « juiverie ». Il choisit l'acteur de second rang d'origine autrichienne Ferdinand Marian pour interpréter le rôle-titre du film Jud Süss, rôle qui doit véhiculer tous les poncifs antisémites. Marian, initialement très réticent, accepte finalement le rôle. Grâce au succès du film, il devient malgré lui une vedette du cinéma du IIIe Reich. Mais la chute du régime entraîne aussi la fin de sa carrière et l'éclatement de sa famille car il restera irrémédiablement associé au plus grand film de propagande nazie.
The Baader Meinhof Complex, 2h25
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Nadja Uhl
Roles Ulrike Meinhof
Rating73% 3.698063.698063.698063.698063.69806
In 1967, the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, visits West Berlin to attend a performance at the Deutsche Oper. Angered at the Shah's repressive policies in governing Iran, a number of young Germans show up to protest his appearance. The German police and the Shah's forces attack the German protesters and one of them, Benno Ohnesorg, is shot and killed without provocation by Karl-Heinz Kurras.
Beloved Clara, 1h47
Directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms
Origin German
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Martina Gedeck, Nikolai Kinski, Pascal Greggory, Malik Zidi, Jacques Breuer, Béla Fesztbaum
Roles Clara Schumann
Rating56% 2.815282.815282.815282.815282.81528
After a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor in Hamburg, where the couple get to know the young composer Johannes Brahms, Clara and Robert Schumann take up residence in their new home in Düsseldorf, where Robert begins his new job as musical director. The demands of composition of his new symphony, the Rhenish Symphony, leads to tension between him and Clara.
Messy Christmas, 1h25
Origin German
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Christmas films
Actors Martina Gedeck, Heino Ferch, Meret Becker, Jasmin Tabatabai, Roeland Wiesnekker, Alexandra Neldel
Roles Sara
Rating62% 3.147743.147743.147743.147743.14774
Le soir de Noël chez Sara et Jan, Sara a invité pour le réveillon, sans prévenir Jan, tous leurs ex-compagnes et compagnons respectifs, ainsi que leurs conjoints. La soirée sera forcément mouvementée…
The Elementary Particles, 1h53
Directed by Oskar Roehler
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Franka Potente, Christian Ulmen, Martina Gedeck, Nina Hoss, Corinna Harfouch
Roles Christiane
Rating65% 3.2987953.2987953.2987953.2987953.298795
The film focuses on Michael (Michael Djerzinski) and Bruno and their disturbed sexuality. They are half-brothers who are very different from each other. They both had an unusual childhood because their mother was a hippie, instead growing up with their grandmothers and in boarding schools.