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Uli Edel is a Director and Scriptwriter Allemand born on 11 april 1947 at Neuenburg am Rhein (German)

Uli Edel

Uli Edel
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Nationality German
Birth 11 april 1947 (72 years) at Neuenburg am Rhein (German)

Uli Edel (born April 11, 1947) is a German film director.

Best films

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Christiane F. (1981)

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Filmography of Uli Edel (15 films)

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Pay the Ghost, 1h34
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Lyriq Bent, Veronica Ferres, Stephen McHattie, Christine Horne
Rating52% 2.6022.6022.6022.6022.602
A professor, Mike Cole (Nicolas Cage) frantically searches for his son who was abducted during a Halloween parade. Next year when the parents are still looking for their son and starting to hear and see their son reaching out to them from the other world--the Professor sees his son on a passing bus, but upon chasing the bus down and gaining access, his son is not there. He disembarks and notices spray painted on a building, "pay the ghost," the phrase his son uttered before vanishing. He enters the building and finds homeless people living there. Unearthly screams of a woman are heard, and a blind homeless man calls for the others to mask their fires, explaining to Mike that the screams are heard every year before Halloween. Mike asks about the phrase, and is taken to a wall with more of the same phrases written on it. Engrossed by the wall and the homeless man, he does not notice the wall behind him shift into another world, and a demonic figure briefly appears behind him, then vanishes. The homeless man explains nothing, but quickly tells Mike to leave.
Times Change You, 1h42
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin German
Genres Drama
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Elyas M'Barek, Moritz Bleibtreu, Hannelore Elsner, Katja Flint, Mina Tander, Uwe Ochsenknecht
Rating29% 1.457021.457021.457021.457021.45702
During a performance tour in Germany, Anis Ferchichi (Bushido) celebrates his birthday with his crew on the tour bus. Ferchichi gets a letter from his father. This brings back memories of his difficult childhood in Berlin which are then shown through flashbacks.
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
Rating73% 3.6980853.6980853.6980853.6980853.698085
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.
Curse of the Ring, 3h4
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Benno Fürmann, Alicia Witt, Kristanna Loken, Julian Sands, Samuel West, Robert Pattinson
Rating66% 3.349523.349523.349523.349523.34952
Part 1 The film is set around the time when many Europeans had changed their religion from paganism to Christianity. The film is split into three parts, and comprises the story of Siegfried from childhood to his death. The film opens with a young Siegfried awakening in the middle of an invasion of his parents' castle by Saxons. The castle is soon overrun and all are slain except for Siegfried, whose mother has sent him down the river. In the morning he is picked up by a blacksmith, Eyvind, who raises him under the name Erik.
Julius Caesar, 2h58
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Actors Jeremy Sisto, Richard Harris, Christopher Walken, Valeria Golino, Chris Noth, Heino Ferch
Rating66% 3.3478653.3478653.3478653.3478653.347865
The series begins in 82 BC when Julius Caesar is an eighteen-year-old man. He is out in the town with his daughter Julia when news comes that Lucius Cornelius Sulla is just outside the city walls and intends to take the city with his army. The guards sent with the news post death lists on the senate door. When he sees that his father-in-law's name is there he rushes to his house to try and help him escape. However, Pompey arrests him and takes him to Sulla. Caesar's mother, Aurelia, asks Sulla to show him mercy; out of respect for her, he promises to let Caesar live if he divorces his wife, Cornelia, but Caesar refuses. Sulla lets him go but orders Pompey to kill him and bring his heart to him. Pompey follows Caesar and tells him to leave Rome, which he does. Pompey buys a swine's heart from the market and tells Sulla that the heart is Caesar's.
King of Texas, 1h35
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Patrick Stewart, Marcia Gay Harden, Lauren Holly, Julie Cox, Colm Meaney, David Alan Grier
Rating63% 3.197023.197023.197023.197023.19702
The film takes the plot of William Shakespeare's King Lear and places it in the Republic of Texas during the 19th century. Stewart stars as John Lear, a wealthy cattle baron and analog to King Lear. In the story, Lear divides his property among his daughters, only to be rejected by them once they have it.
The Mists of Avalon (TV miniseries), 3h3
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Anjelica Huston, Julianna Margulies, Joan Allen, Samantha Mathis, Klara Issova, Edward Atterton
Rating74% 3.749213.749213.749213.749213.74921
Part I: Igraine and Uther The film begins with a battered, dirty, and injured Morgaine riding in a small boat through a misty river. Most of the film is a reflection through her eyes, with Morgaine as narrator.
The Little Vampire, 1h31
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin German
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, L'enfance marginalisée, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Jonathan Lipnicki, Rollo Weeks, Pamela Gidley, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter, Alice Krige
Rating57% 2.8541852.8541852.8541852.8541852.854185
Young Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki) has recently moved to Scotland, where his family takes up residence in a small castle while his father is employed building a golf course on the estate of Lord McAshton. Since arriving in his new home Tony has experienced recurring nightmares about vampires and a mysterious comet, and is bullied by his sceptical schoolmates. One night, while dressed up as a vampire, Tony is mistaken for one by the young vampire Rudolph (Rollo Weeks), who is on the run from the ruthless vampire hunter Rookery (Jim Carter). Tony helps Rudolph find a cow to feed from, and in return Rudolph takes Tony flying. The two boys quickly become friends, and Rudolph confides to Tony that his family only drink animal blood and wish to become human. When Rudolph takes Tony to the cemetery where his family lives, they are confronted by Rudolph's parents Frederick (Richard E. Grant) and Freda (Alice Krige) and Rudolph's romantic sister Anna (Anna Popplewell) and rebellious brother Gregory (Dean Cook). Frederick doubts Tony's loyalty to his son, but when Tony helps repel an attack from Rookery Frederick begrudgingly allows Tony to help them. Frederick reveals that they are searching for a magical amulet than can be used to turn vampires into humans, but Rookery is also seeking to use the amulet against them. Meanwhile, Rookery alerts Lord McAshton to the presence of vampires in the village. Lord McAshton reveals that his family has known about the existence of vampires for generations. Elizabeth, an ancestor of Lord McAshton, was romantically involved with Rudolph's uncle Von, who was the last known holder of the amulet, and both lovers were killed by the McAshtons. Learning this, Tony, Rudolph, and Anna seek out Elizabeth's tomb, where Tony experiences a vision pointing out the location of the amulet: Tony's own bedroom. Rudolph and Tony race Rookery to the amulet while the rest of Rudolph's family, along with Tony's parents, travel to the site of the ritual the vampires hope to perform. Tony and Rudolph succeed in bringing Frederick the amulet, but the ceremony is interrupted by Rookery. The vampires are unable to stand against Rookery's crosses and lights, but Tony's parents hold him off long enough for Tony to complete the ceremony by wishing for the vampires to become human. Rudolph and his family disappear as the comet passes, leaving Tony and his parents alone. Some time later, while visiting the village market, Tony spots Rudolph and his family, now human, moving into a house in the village. At first they seem not to recognize Tony, but as he calls to them their memories return, and the two friends are reunited.
Purgatory (1999)
, 1h34
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Western
Actors Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, Randy Quaid, Brad Rowe, Peter Stormare, Amelia Heinle
Rating69% 3.4969553.4969553.4969553.4969553.496955
An outlaw band, led by Blackjack Britton (Eric Roberts) and second man Cavin Guthrie (Peter Stormare), rob a bank. During a subsequent gunfight, a woman is shot and dies in the arms of Sonny (Cavin's nephew), a young member of the gang who is the lookout and appears to still have a conscience. The gang flees and is pursued by a posse. After passing through a dust storm, they see and enter a tunnel, emerging at the other end into verdant pastures around the town of Refuge.
Rasputin (1996)
, 2h15
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Alan Rickman, Greta Scacchi, Ian McKellen, David Warner, John Wood, James Frain
Rating70% 3.5461653.5461653.5461653.5461653.546165
In 1991, the remains of Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family (except for Alexei and Anastasia) are discovered. The voice of Nicholas’s young son, Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich, narrates the remainder of the story.
Tyson (1995)
, 1h44
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors George C. Scott, Paul Winfield, Michael Jai White, James Sikking, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tony Lo Bianco
Rating63% 3.195523.195523.195523.195523.19552
Mike Tyson (Michael Jai White) grows up a troubled youth who shows promise in the boxing ring. Manager and trainer Cus D'Amato (George C. Scott) begins turning the young Tyson into an undefeated fighter. However, Tyson is a difficult pupil who often gets into trouble and slacks on his training.
Confessions of a Sorority Girl, 1h22
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jamie Luner, Alyssa Milano, Brian Bloom, Natalija (Natalia) Nogulich, David Brisbin, Judson Mills
Rating48% 2.4189952.4189952.4189952.4189952.418995
The movie takes place in the 1950s. Sabrina Masterson is a conceited and wealthy teenager who is sent by her own mother to college to live at Alpha Beta Pi, a sorority house, because she couldn't handle her any more, explaining she was too evil. Upon her arrival, she is welcomed by everyone and assigned as the roommate of Rita Summers, the sorority president and most adored and popular girl. Sabrina soon takes an interest in her boyfriend Mort, who owns a bar at the beach, near the sorority house, and will soon enroll into medical school, hoping to become a doctor. She tries to flirt with him, but is unamused by his indifference. She soon starts taking it out on Rita and her friends Tina and Ellie, often embarrassing them or making catty remarks without directly confronting or insulting them. In spite of that, Rita still tries to befriend Sabrina and tells her about her bad relationship with her mother, explaining that she is often too busy to talk to her. Sabrina tries to upset her even more by saying that her relationship with her mother is very good.
Body of Evidence, 1h39
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Julianne Moore, Anne Archer, Michael Forest
Rating44% 2.202172.202172.202172.202172.20217
An older man, Andrew Marsh, views a homemade pornographic tape. It is later revealed the man died from complications stemming from erotic asphyxiation. The main suspect is the woman who has sex with Marsh in the film, Rebecca Carlson, who after being charged with murder is represented by lawyer Frank Dulaney. The trial begins in Portland, Oregon, and it is not long before Carlson and Dulaney enter a sadomasochistic sexual relationship behind the back of Dulaney's unsuspecting wife.
Last Exit to Brooklyn, 1h42
Directed by Uli Edel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about the labor movement, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Transgender in film, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Stephen Lang, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Burt Young, Peter Dobson, Jerry Orbach, Stephen Baldwin
Rating67% 3.398183.398183.398183.398183.39818
A group of prostitutes, union workers, and drag queens all lead difficult lives within an existence of drugs, crime and violence in a working class Brooklyn neighborhood.
Christiane F., 2h18
Directed by Uli Edel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, L'enfance marginalisée, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Natja Brunckhorst, David Bowie
Rating75% 3.794793.794793.794793.794793.79479
In 1975, 13-year-old Christiane Felscherinow lives with her mother and little sister in a small apartment in a typical multi-story concrete social-housing building in a dull neighbourhood in the outskirts of West Berlin. She's sick and tired of living there and has a passion for singer David Bowie. She hears of Sound, a new disco in the city centre, labelled as the most modern discothèque in Europe. Although she's legally too young to go there, she dresses up in high heels, wears makeup, and asks a friend from school, who hangs out there regularly, to take her, too. At the disco, she meets Detlef, who is a little older and is in a clique where everybody experiments with various drugs. At first she takes pills and LSD, and goes to a David Bowie concert in which she meets Babsi, a girl of her same age and tendencies, and tries heroin for the first time by snorting it. But soon after Christiane falls in love with Detlef, and in order to be closer to him begins using heroin on a regular basis, gradually delving deeper into the drug and ending up as a full-blown addict. After her 14th birthday her time at home is replaced with time spent at her cohorts' unkempt apartment, she is also drawn to the seedy Bahnhof Zoo scene, a large railway and subway station notorious for the drug and sex trade in its underpasses and backalleys. There she also begins prostituting herself, with handjobs at first, imitating her boyfriend who also sells himself to homosexual clients on a regular basis. She steals at home, too, sells all her possessions, and debases herself to abysmal levels. In one of the crudest scenes, Christiane is jumped in a filthy, blood- and urine-soaked cubicle by an older junkie who forces her to surrender her loaded syringe and proceeds to inject himself with it right in the neck in front of a terrorised elder woman who happens to be in the lavatories too.