Lars Kraume

Lars Kraume

Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Schnitt, Produzent
*24.02.1973 Chieri, Italien

Biography

Lars Kraume was born in Chieri, Italy on February 24 1973. He grew up in Frankfurt, and after graduating from school, he started working for ad agencies and later became a freelance photographer. In 1992, he directed his first short "3:21", and from 1994 till 1998, he studied at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (dffb) in Berlin. During that time, he worked as assistant director on Matthias Glasner's thriller "Sexy Sadie". Kraume's student short "Life is too short to dance with ugly women" (1996) won the award for Best Short Film at the Turin International Film Festival.

His graduation film "Dunckel" told the story of three brothers (Florian Lukas, Oliver Korittke and Sebastian Blomberg) on the run from the police after a robbery, and earned him the renowned Grimme Award for Best Director. Following the TV thriller "Der Mörder meiner Mutter" (1999), Kraume directed the satire "Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man", which is set in the world of advertisement.

He continued to work in television, and in 2005, he experienced his final breakthrough as a director thanks to three highly different projects: The documentary "Kismet – Würfel Dein Leben" follows two young men who roll a dice to decide where to go next on their trip through Europe, the rock'n'roll road movie "Keine Lieder über Liebe" starring Florian Lukas, Jürgen Vogel and Heike Makatsch, and "Wo ist Max Gravert?", an acclaimed episode of the TV series "Polizeiruf 110".

His made-for-TV drama "Guten Morgen, Herr Grothe" premiered at the 2007 Berlin IFF and went on to win several awards. The same year, he co-founded the production company Badlands Film together with Matthias Glasner and Jürgen Vogel. Continuing his high-profile work in television, Kraume presented his next, highly anticipated cinema release in 2010: "Die kommenden Tage" is set in a near future of social and political turmoil and tells the story of two sisters who have to make life-changing decisions.

While this film got mixed reviews, Kraume's following "Tatort" entries where unanimously lauded by critics and audiences alike: "Eine bessere Welt" (2011) garnered Justus von Dohnányi a nomination for the 2011 German Television Award; "Der Tote im Nachtzug" (2011) was nominated for the 2012 Grimme Award; "Es ist böse" was singled out as a masterpiece by the FAZ.

After "Im Namen des Vaters", the second to last "Tatort" starring Nina Kunzendorf and Joachim Król as police detectives, Kraume returned to the cinema with the family drama "Meine Schwestern", which premiered in the Panorama section of the 2013 Berlin IFF.

Following three more acclaimed "Tatort" entries – "Wer das Schweigen bricht" (2013), "Borowski und der brennende Mann" (2013), "Der Hammer" (2014) –, Kraume helmed the TV adaptation of Wolfgang Schorlau's crime novel "Die letzte Flucht" (2015).

The 2015 Locarno IFF saw the premiere of Kraume's "Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer" ("The People vs. Fritz Bauer"), a dramatic account of general attorney Fritz Bauer's prosecution of Nazi crimes in the 1950s West-Germany. The film went on to win the festival's audience award UBS and was released in October 2015. Just a few week later, Kraume's drama "Familienfest" opened in German theatres.

Filmography

2017/2018 Das schweigende Klassenzimmer
Director, Screenplay
 
2017/2018 Das schönste Mädchen der Welt
Screenplay
 
2016/2017 Die schützende Hand
Director, Screenplay
 
2016/2017 Der König von Berlin
Director, Screenplay
 
2016 Terror - Ihr Urteil
Director, Screenplay
 
2015 Am zwölften Tag
Director
 
2014/2015 Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer
Director, Screenplay
 
2014/2015 Familienfest
Director
 
2014/2015 Die letzte Flucht
Director, Screenplay
 
2013/2014 Der Hammer
Director, Screenplay
 
2012/2013 Borowski und der brennende Mann
Director
 
2012/2013 Wer das Schweigen bricht
Screenplay
 
2012 Im Namen des Vaters
Director, Screenplay
 
2011/2012 Es ist böse
Screenplay
 
2011-2013 Meine Schwestern
Director
 
2011 Der Tote im Nachtzug
Director, Screenplay
 
2010/2011 Eine bessere Welt
Director, Screenplay
 
2009/2010 Die kommenden Tage
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2008/2009 This is Love
Producer
 
2008/2009 Still
Cast, Producer
 
2007/2008 Der frühe Abschied
Director
 
2007/2008 Monogamie für Anfänger
Screenplay
 
2006/2007 Guten Morgen, Herr Grothe
Director
 
2005/2006 Das letzte Rennen
Screenplay
 
2004/2005 Wo ist Max Gravert?
Director, Screenplay
 
2004/2005 Keine Lieder über Liebe
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2003 Sag nichts
Director
 
2001-2005 Kismet - Würfel Dein Leben
Director
 
2000/2001 Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man
Director, Screenplay
 
1999 Der Mörder meiner Mutter
Director, Screenplay
 
1998 Dunckel
Director, Screenplay
 
1997 Life is too short, to dance with ugly women
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1996 Zahltag
Director, Screenplay
 
1995/1996 Sexy Sadie
Assistant director