Alexander Adolph

Alexander Adolph

Regie, Drehbuch
*10.11.1965 München

Biography

Alexander Adolph (stage name: Nouk C. Wilmer), born November 10, 1965, in Munich, already started to write radio plays, radio features, and reports for SWF (today: SWR) and for Radio Bremen while studying law in Munich. Because of his writing talent, he never actually worked in his learned job as a lawyer despite finishing his state examination. Since the mid-1990s, Adolph has been mainly working as a freelance screenplay writer for TV crime film series. His first screenplay that was turned into a film was the screenplay to the "Tatort" episode "Der Spezialist". In 1998, Adolph was part of the team of screenplay writers of Dieter Wedel"s elaborate multi-part TV movie "Der König von St. Pauli".

In 2002, Adolph won the Grimme award for his screenplay to the "Tatort" episode "Im freien Fall". He won another Grimme award for screenplay to the episode "Verdecktes Spiel" of the series "Unter Verdacht" (2003). For "Unter Verdacht - Eine Landpartie", Adolph received the German film award in 2003 and the Juliane Bartel award. In the same year, he also won the writer"s award at the Cologne Conference.

In 2006, Adolph finished his first feature-length film "Die Hochstapler". The documentary film about four impostors who talk about their "careers" premiered at the international documentary film festival "Visions du Réel" in Nyon. Adolph"s first film as a feature film director also tells the story of an impostor: "So glücklich war ich noch nie" that opened in movie theatres in spring of 2009 tells the story of an impostor whose criminal energy overcomes him like an addiction.

In the same year he wrote the script for Andreas Kleinert"s "Tatort"-episode "Endspiel", starring Edgar Selge.

At the Filmfest Munich Adolph"s second feature film has its premiere: The psychological thriller "Der letzte Angestellte" tells the story of a liquidator who thinks he is haunted by the ghost of an employee that committed suicide shortly after she got sacked. Even before the movie"s theatrical release Adolph was directing again: he made the episode "Am Abgrund" for the television crime series "Ein starkes Team", which had its first run in June 2011.

Since 2002, Alexander Adolph works as a lecturer at Cologne"s international film school.

Filmography

2015/2016 Taxi nach Leipzig
Director, Screenplay
 
2015/2016 Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen
Screenplay
 
2014 Der sanfte Tod
Director, Screenplay
 
2013/2014 Morgengrauen
Director, Screenplay
 
2013/2014 Die Hölle bin ich
Screenplay
 
2012/2013 Wir sind die Neuen
Screenplay
 
2012 Der tiefe Schlaf
Director, Screenplay
 
2009/2010 Kongo
Screenplay
 
2009/2010 Der letzte Angestellte
Director, Screenplay
 
2008/2009 Endspiel
Screenplay
 
2008/2009 So glücklich war ich noch nie
Director, Screenplay
 
2008 Marie Brand und der Charme des Bösen
Screenplay
 
2007/2008 Der oide Depp
Screenplay
 
2005/2006 Die Hochstapler
Director, Screenplay
 
2003/2004 Kleine Schwester
Screenplay
 
2002/2003 Eine Landpartie
Screenplay
 
2001/2002 Verdecktes Spiel
Screenplay
 
2001 Im freien Fall
Screenplay
 
1997 Der Teufel
Screenplay
 
1995/1996 Der Spezialist
Screenplay