Sabine Timoteo

Sabine Timoteo

Darstellerin, Drehbuch
*25.03.1975 Bern, Schweiz

Biography

Sabine Timoteo, born Sabine Hagenbüchle in Bern in 1975, grew up in New Mexico, USA, and in Lausanne. From 1991 to 1993, Timoteo studied dance at Schweizerische Ballettberufsschule. She then worked for Heinz Spoerrli at Deutsche Oper in Düsseldorf but left already after two months because she did not want to do classical dance any longer. Instead, Timoteo toured with Carlotta Ikeda's butoh ensemble "Compaigne Ariadone".

Director Philip Gröning then met her in an actor's workshop in Munich and cast her for the leading female part in his film "L'amour, l'argent, l'amour" (Love, Money, Love) that was shot in 1996 but was not released before 2000. In the meantime, from 1997 to 2000 Timoteo became a professional cook in Bern. When the film was finally released, Timoteo both won the Bronze Leopard in Locarno and the Swiss film prize for her role as the prostitute Marie.

In the following years, Timoteo starred in Maria Speth's "In den Tag hinein" ("The Days Between", 2001) or Dominik Graf's drama "Die Freunde der Freunde" which won her a Grimme award. She also received rare reviews for her performance in Christian Petzold's "Gespenster" ("Ghosts", 2005). In Matthias Glasner's controversial film "Der freie Wille" ("The Free Will") Timoteo plays a woman who falls in love with a rapist.

For her performance as the enigmatic girlfriend of Jürgen Vogel's quirky character in the comedy "Ein Freund von mir" ("A Friend Of Mine"), Timoteo received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 2007 German Film Award. The following year, she won the Swiss Film Award for her role in the made-for-TV thriller "Nebenwirkungen".

She continued to embody complex and often withdrawn characters, among them the photographer in the romance "After Effect" (2007), the grandchild of a fugitive Nazi in Michael Glawogger's "Vaterspiel" ("Kill Daddy Good Night") (2007-2009) and the psychiatrist of an unstable woman in "Brownian Movement" (2009/2010).

In 2011, "Die Farbe des Ozeans" ("Color of the Oceans") premiered at the Munich Film Festival. In the film, Timoteo plays a German tourist vacationing on the Canary Islands who is confronted with the plight of African refugees and the indifference of the local authorities. The film was released in Germany in Spring 2012. The same year, she appeared in the drama "Formentera" by Ann-Kristin Reyels. The film premiered in the Forum section of the 2012 Berlin IFF.

Her performance in the coming-of-age drama "Cyanure" ("Cyanide", CA/CH 2013) garnered Timoteo a Best Female Actor nomination at the Swiss Film Awards. Following her supporting roles in "Die schwarzen Brüder" ("The Black Brothers", 2013), "Praia do Futuro" ("Futuro Beach", 2014) and "Land der Wunder" ("The Wonders", 2014), she starred in the romantic drama "Driften" ("Drift", CH 2015), which relates the "amour fou" between a young ex-con and an English teacher and won her the 2015 Swiss Film Award. The same year, she joined the cast of the youth novel adaptation "Die Mitte der Welt".

Filmography

2016/2017 Monster
Cast
 
2016 Tödliche Geheimnisse
Cast
 
2015/2016 Die Mitte der Welt
Cast
 
2014/2015 Zen for Nothing
Participation, Co-author
 
2013/2014 Land der Wunder
Cast
 
2013/2014 Mein Bruder Robert
Co-author
 
2012/2013 Die schwarzen Brüder
Cast
 
2012-2014 Praia do Futuro
Cast
 
2012 Palim Palim
Cast
 
2011/2012 Formentera
Cast
 
2010/2011 Die Farbe des Ozeans
Cast
 
2010/2011 Homevideo
Cast
 
2009/2010 Brownian Movement
Cast
 
2009 Flug in die Nacht - Das Unglück von Überlingen
Cast
 
2008/2009 Gesang der toten Dinge
Cast
 
2007-2009 Das Vaterspiel
Cast
 
2007 After Effect
Cast
 
2004/2005 Gespenster
Cast
 
2004-2006 Ein Freund von mir
Cast
 
2004-2006 Der freie Wille
Cast
 
2003/2004 Sugar Orange
Cast
 
2003 Irgendwas ist immer
Cast
 
2001/2002 Die Freunde der Freunde
Cast
 
2001/2002 Mutanten
Cast
 
2001 Grau
Cast
 
2001 Kinder der Hölle
Cast
 
2000/2001 In den Tag hinein
Cast
 
1996-2000 L'Amour
Cast
 
1995/1996 Von der Verführung
Cast
 

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