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Uwe Boll is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Thanks Allemand born on 22 june 1965 at Wermelskirchen (German)

Uwe Boll

Uwe Boll
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Nationality German
Birth 22 june 1965 (55 years) at Wermelskirchen (German)

Uwe Boll ([ˈuːvə ˈbɔl]; born June 22, 1965) is a German director, producer and screenwriter, whose work includes several films adapted from video games. He finances his own films through his Boll KG and Event Film Productions production companies. Many of his films are produced on low budgets. He has been described as the "Ed Wood of the 21st Century" due to making one critically panned movie after another. Yet, he is notable for getting famous actors such as Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, Ray Liotta, Jason Statham and Michael Madsen to star in his movies.

Biography

Uwe Boll est un réalisateur connu pour ses adaptations de jeux vidéo au cinéma. L'insuccès critique de ses films aurait normalement pu ralentir sa carrière de réalisateur. Ce ne fut pas le cas grâce au système de financement allemand. Il l’explique dans son livre Comment faire du cinéma en Allemagne, se comparant à l’occasion à David Lynch ou Martin Scorsese, alors qu'il est plus souvent taxé d'être un « nouvel Ed Wood », et est surnommé par la presse américaine master of error.

Il se fait remarquer en septembre 2006 en défiant ses détracteurs et critiques aussi bien amateurs que professionnels à la boxe. Uwe Boll n’ayant pas signalé son ancienne carrière de boxeur, il remporte le défi et déclare : « Un poing dans la gueule, c’est le meilleur moyen d’aimer mes films ! ». Une pétition sur internet ayant obtenu plus de trois cent mille signatures a été lancée pour le supplier d’arrêter le cinéma. Pourtant Boll continue d’adopter une attitude provocante en déclarant par exemple, en 2007, que « Postal est meilleur que tous les films présentés au Festival de Cannes cette année. Mais quelle que soit la bouse qu’ils aient tournée, ce sont toujours les mêmes réalisateurs qui sont invités. ».

Uwe Boll est chargé de l’adaptation du jeu vidéo Far Cry pour l’année 2007, le tournage est prévu au Canada et un rôle a été mis aux enchères sur Internet.

Uwe Boll a également proposé à la société Blizzard Entertainment d’acheter leurs droits sur un film traitant de l’univers Warcraft, qui aurait refusé l'offre.

En 2010, il déclenche la polémique en diffusant la perturbante bande-annonce de son dernier film : Auschwitz, un film dont il affirme la vocation pédagogique pour les jeunes allemands.

On citera notamment, parmi les films les « mieux » notés par les critiques et spectateurs, ceux qui traitent de sujets réels tels que Darfur ou Heart of America (inspiré par la tuerie de Littleton), Tunnel Rats, sur la guerre du Vietnam, mais aussi ses films prenant pour thématiques des sujets de société, tels que Stoic, qui traite de la délinquance et des prisons, Rampage, inspiré des tueurs de type spree-killer, qui est le second film de Boll à se centrer sur le sujet après Heart of America, ou encore Bailout : The Age of Greed, sorti en France sous le titre Assault on Wall Street, et qui traite de la crise économique et son impact sur les classes moyennes et populaires.

Il a déclaré en 2016 qu'après avoir réalisé Rampage 3, il allait prendre sa retraite de réalisateur faute de revenus suffisants, la chute de ventes de DVD et de Blu-ray ne lui permettant plus de financer ses films. Il ne faisait d'ailleurs plus de film à gros budget destiné au cinéma depuis l'échec commercial et critique de son film King Rising, au nom du roi.

Best films

Parasite (2019)
(Director)

Usually with

Michael Paré
Michael Paré
(15 films)
Mike Dopud
Mike Dopud
(10 films)
Clint Howard
Clint Howard
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Uwe Boll (38 films)

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Actor

Rampage: Capital Punishment, 1h33
Directed by Uwe Boll
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Actors Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud, Michaela Mann, Uwe Boll, Bruce Blain
Roles Andy the Producer
Rating60% 3.0461253.0461253.0461253.0461253.046125
Immediately after committing his rampage in Tenderville, Bill Williamson disappeared and had been living off the grid for years with the money he stole from a bank during the massacre. The video recording of his rants about violent population control had since garnered millions of views and turns Bill into an Internet sensation. In the present day, Bill uses the stolen money to finance yet another killing spree, purchasing a number of weapons, including two fully automatic, military-grade M4 carbines, and constructing homemade explosives. After making final preparations for the killing spree, Bill shaves his head clean, dons his suit of body armor, and sets the interior of his house on fire. He drives to an alleyway and uses its cover to shoot several random pedestrians undetected, before trying to enter a bingo hall, only to leave after finding it is closed.
Zombie Massacre, 1h30
Genres Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Jon Campling, Christian Boeving, Mike Mitchell, Daniel Vivian, Uwe Boll
Roles Président des États-Unis
Rating24% 1.2122251.2122251.2122251.2122251.212225
As the U.S. government begins experimenting with a bacteriological weapon in a small town in Eastern Europe, a disaster occurs in which the weapon spreads its effects on the citizens of the area, turning them into mutated zombies. To cover up the exposure and make it look like a nuclear meltdown of an area power station, the U.S. President orders a team of contracted mercenaries to be sent in to wipe out the zombie plague and secure the "accident" while facing off with the infected horde.
Auschwitz
Auschwitz (2011)
, 1h13
Directed by Uwe Boll
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Uwe Boll, Alexis Wawerka
Roles Nazi Officer
Rating31% 1.569761.569761.569761.569761.56976
The film attempts to depict the harsh reality of the process inside the Auschwitz concentration camp by using brutal imagery. Book-ended by documentary footage as well as interviews with German teenagers about what they know about the Holocaust, Boll's intention is to show viewers just how depraved and sadistic life in the camp was.
Blubberella, 1h27
Directed by Uwe Boll
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Vampires in film, Political films, Comedy horror films, Films based on video games
Actors Lindsay Hollister, Uwe Boll, Michael Paré, Brendan Fletcher, Willam Belli, Clint Howard
Roles Adolf Hitler
Rating23% 1.169691.169691.169691.169691.16969
Blubberella is a plus-sized vampire/human hybrid with a hatred of Hitler, and a soft spot for candy. She's been fighting the forces of evil for centuries when she comes face to face with the dictator who has plunged all of Europe straight into a hellish war. However, in the midst of sending Hitler to meet his maker, she instead accidentally grants him the gift of immortality. Now, a super villain with an army of undead SS officers to do his evil bidding. Destroying him won't be easy, but if there's one hero big enough to defeat the fiercest army ever to walk the Earth - it's Blubberella.
Max Schmeling, 2h3
Directed by Uwe Boll
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Heino Ferch, Susanne Wuest, Detlef Bothe, Christian Kahrmann, Elliot Cowan, Vanessa Radman
Roles Referee #2
Rating46% 2.3119652.3119652.3119652.3119652.311965
A German paratrooper is seen being injured and receiving treatment in Crete during the 1941 German invasion during World War II. He is then detailed to escort a British prisoner of war who recognises him as the famous heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling and asks him to tell his story.
Postal
Postal (2007)
, 1h54
Directed by Uwe Boll
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about video games, Films based on video games, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Chris Coppola, Jackie Tohn, J. K. Simmons, Ralf Moeller
Roles Uwe Boll
Rating45% 2.2516452.2516452.2516452.2516452.251645
The film takes place in the town of Paradise, Arizona (a ghost town in real life), where the volatile Postal Dude, after being mocked at a job interview, kicked out of his local unemployment office and discovering that his morbidly obese wife is cheating on him, is more than a little angry and is desperate to get enough cash to finally leave his dead-end town. He decides to team up with his Uncle Dave, a slovenly con artist turned doomsday cult leader who owes the US government over a million dollars in back-taxes. With the help of Uncle Dave's right-hand man Richie and an army of big-breasted, scantily clad cult members, the Dude devises a plan to hijack a shipment of 2,000 Krotchy Dolls, a rare, sought-after plush toy resembling a giant scrotum. Uncle Dave plans to sell them online, where their prices have reached as high as $4,000 a doll.
Zombiegeddon, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Felissa Rose, Edwin Neal, Linnea Quigley, Tom Savini, Uwe Boll, Joe Estevez
Roles Himself
Rating32% 1.633471.633471.633471.633471.63347
Two bad cops (played by Ari Bavel and Paul Darrigo) find themselves engaged in a battle against evil Hellspawn.

Director

Sonic the Hedgehog
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Uwe Boll
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films based on video games
Actors Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, Frank C. Turner
Rating65% 3.2859053.2859053.2859053.2859053.285905
Le shérif de la petite ville de Green Hills, Tom Wachowski, s'allie à Sonic, un hérisson anthropomorphique poursuivi par le gouvernement, et par le Dr Ivo « Eggman » Robotnik.
The Lighthouse, 1h50
Directed by Uwe Boll, Robert Eggers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film
Actors Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson
Rating75% 3.7506753.7506753.7506753.7506753.750675
Dans les années 1890, deux gardiens de phares viennent relever l'équipe précédente sur un îlot éloigné des terres. Ils doivent y rester quatre semaines mais la tempête empêchera le bateau de venir les chercher. Le plus vieux des deux cache un secret que son assistant voudrait connaître.
Marriage Story, 2h16
Directed by Uwe Boll, Noah Baumbach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty
Rating79% 3.9981953.9981953.9981953.9981953.998195
Charlie Barber est metteur en scène de théâtre à New York. Sa femme, Nicole, est une ancienne actrice de films pour adolescents qui travaille aujourd'hui avec son mari. Mais le couple va mal et ils décident de divorcer. Tout se passe relativement bien jusqu'au jour où Nicole reçoit une proposition professionnelle à l'autre bout du pays et qu'elle décide d'y emmener leur fils, Henry.
Parasite
Parasite (2019)
, 2h11
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Bong Joon-ho, Uwe Boll
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Jang Hye-jin, Park So-dam
Rating85% 4.299014.299014.299014.299014.29901
Toute la famille de Ki-taek est au chômage. Un jour, leur fils réussit à se faire recommander pour donner des cours particuliers d’anglais chez les Park, une famille richissime dont le mode de vie est en tous points opposé au leur. C’est le début d’un engrenage incontrôlable.
Rampage: Capital Punishment, 1h33
Directed by Uwe Boll
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Actors Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud, Michaela Mann, Uwe Boll, Bruce Blain
Rating60% 3.0461253.0461253.0461253.0461253.046125
Immediately after committing his rampage in Tenderville, Bill Williamson disappeared and had been living off the grid for years with the money he stole from a bank during the massacre. The video recording of his rants about violent population control had since garnered millions of views and turns Bill into an Internet sensation. In the present day, Bill uses the stolen money to finance yet another killing spree, purchasing a number of weapons, including two fully automatic, military-grade M4 carbines, and constructing homemade explosives. After making final preparations for the killing spree, Bill shaves his head clean, dons his suit of body armor, and sets the interior of his house on fire. He drives to an alleyway and uses its cover to shoot several random pedestrians undetected, before trying to enter a bingo hall, only to leave after finding it is closed.
Assault on Wall Street, 1h37
Directed by Uwe Boll
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes La mondialisation
Actors Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Keith David, Michael Paré
Rating59% 2.9993252.9993252.9993252.9993252.999325
In the midst of 2008 financial crisis, a portfolio-manager instructs his employees to neglect the best-interest of clients in order to increase company profits.