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Robert Schwentke is a Director and Scriptwriter Allemand born on 15 february 1968 at Stuttgart (German)

Robert Schwentke

Robert Schwentke
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Nationality German
Birth 15 february 1968 (51 years) at Stuttgart (German)

Robert Schwentke (born 1968) is a German film director best known for the films Tattoo and Flightplan.

Robert Schwentke graduated from Los Angeles film school, Columbia College Hollywood (CCH), in 1992.

He directed two feature films in Germany, the thriller Tattoo and the comedy Eierdiebe, the latter a semi-autobiographical film about a man being treated for testicular cancer, a disease he had been diagnosed with and survived himself in 1995.

Schwentke directed 2009's The Time Traveler's Wife, based on the best-selling novel, and starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.

In 2008 Summit Entertainment optioned Red, the 2003 graphic novel thriller by writer Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner, as a feature film. Schwentke directed the film, RED, from a script by Whiteout screenwriters Erich and Jon Hoeber, and the adaptation was produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of Transformers. Principal photography began in January 2010 in Toronto and Louisiana with stars Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman.

Schwentke directed the action-comedy crime film R.I.P.D., based on the comic book Rest in Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov. The film starred Ryan Reynolds as Nick Walker and Jeff Bridges as Bo. R.I.P.D. was released on July 19, 2013 in the United States by Universal Pictures.

Biography

Diplômé du Columbia College Hollywood de Los Angeles en 1992, l'Allemand Robert Schwentke fait ses premières armes en tant que réalisateur l'année suivante avec son court métrage Heaven!.

Le cinéaste attend toutefois pratiquement dix ans avant de repasser derrière la caméra, cette fois dans son pays natal. Il écrit et réalise le thriller Tattoo (2002) suivi très rapidement de Eierdiebe (2003), l'histoire d'un homme atteint d'un cancer des testicules et dont il a lui-même souffert au milieu des années 1990.

Robert Schwentke fait un retour remarqué aux États-Unis , puisqu'il fait tourner Jodie Foster et Peter Sarsgaard dans le thriller Flight Plan en 2005. Après Hors du temps avec Eric Bana et Rachel McAdams, il est choisi pour Red (2011), adaptation d'une bande dessinée sur grand écran, avec des poids lourds comme Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich et Helen Mirren. Cette lucrative comédie d'action est suivie d'une autre adaptation d'un comic book, RIPD : Brigade fantôme, cette fois portée par le tandem Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges.

Il met ensuite en scène deux volets de la saga Divergente : Divergente 2 : L'Insurrection (2015) et Divergente 3 : Au-delà du mur (2016). Fatigué par les tournages successifs de ces deux blockbusters, il cède sa place à Lee Toland Krieger pour le quatrième et dernier film de la franchise.

Best films

Insurgent (2015)
(Director)
Flightplan (2005)
(Director)
Allegiant (2016)
(Director)
RED (2010)
(Director)

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Filmography of Robert Schwentke (9 films)

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Director

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
Rating73% 3.697033.697033.697033.697033.69703
1945. L' Allemagne nazie, en pleine anarchie, 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 mort de la Luftwaffe. Pour échapper à sa mort programmée, il décide de le revêtir pour 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.
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 Kravitz, Naomi Watts
Rating57% 2.8564952.8564952.8564952.8564952.856495
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
Rating62% 3.101693.101693.101693.101693.10169
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.
R.I.P.D.
R.I.P.D. (2013)
, 1h36
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Superhero films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Robert Knepper, Marisa Miller
Rating56% 2.8000552.8000552.8000552.8000552.800055
Boston Police Department officers Detective Sergeant Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) and Detective Lieutenant Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon) discover and steal several shards of gold while on duty. Nick buries his share under an orange tree sapling in his garden; his wife, Julia (Stephanie Szostak), thinks that the tree is a surprise gift and mentions how content she is with their life together. Nick realizes that they do not need the gold, and decides to submit it as evidence. During a subsequent raid, Hayes, dissatisfied with Nick's stroke of conscience, kills him.
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
Rating69% 3.496873.496873.496873.496873.49687
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
Rating70% 3.548873.548873.548873.548873.54887
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.
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
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.
Tattoo
Tattoo (2002)
, 1h48
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors August Diehl, Nadeshda Brennicke, Johan Leysen, Monica Bleibtreu, Jasmin Schwiers
Rating63% 3.1979853.1979853.1979853.1979853.197985
Marc Schrader, a rookie cop caught red-handed with drugs in a police raid of an illegal rave, joins a homicide investigation conducted by Chief Inspector Minks. The victim is a naked young woman with the skin stripped off her back, killed as she staggered into traffic.

Scriptwriter

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 Writer
Rating73% 3.697033.697033.697033.697033.69703
1945. L' Allemagne nazie, en pleine anarchie, 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 mort de la Luftwaffe. Pour échapper à sa mort programmée, il décide de le revêtir pour 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.
Tattoo
Tattoo (2002)
, 1h48
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors August Diehl, Nadeshda Brennicke, Johan Leysen, Monica Bleibtreu, Jasmin Schwiers
Rating63% 3.1979853.1979853.1979853.1979853.197985
Marc Schrader, a rookie cop caught red-handed with drugs in a police raid of an illegal rave, joins a homicide investigation conducted by Chief Inspector Minks. The victim is a naked young woman with the skin stripped off her back, killed as she staggered into traffic.