Uli Edel

Uli Edel

Additional Names: Ulrich Edel (Geburtsname)
Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Schnitt
*11.04.1947 Neuenburg am Rhein

Biography

Uli Edel, born April 11, 1947, in Neuenburg am Rhein, at first studied theatre studies and German philology before he went to Munich's Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF). There, he met Bernd Eichinger who then produced Edel's short films. Eichinger and Edel already started their long-time collaboration in Munich. After his graduation, Edel worked as an assistant director and editor for Douglas Sirk.

Edel's and Eichinger's first major project, "Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo" ("Zoo", 1981), based on Christiane F.'s autobiography about her heroin addiction, became a huge commercial success. After Edel had finished several movies for German TV, he and Eichinger filmed the Hubert Selby adaptation "Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn" ("Last Exit to Brooklyn", 1989) in the USA. The film won Edel the German film award as well the Bavarian film award.

In 1990, Edel went to Los Angeles and mainly did major TV productions for US networks. In 1996, his TV movie "Rasputin" won three Emmies and three Golden Globes. Edel's most successful films include "The Mists of Avalon", "Tyson", the biography of the boxer, the western "Purgatory", and the two-part historical movie "Julius Caesar". Less successful was the erotic thriller "Body of Evidence" (1993), starring Madonna and Willem Dafoe.

In 2000, Edel won the German film award for the Best children's film for the international co-production "Der kleine Vampir" ("The Little Vampire", 2000). Edel's TV epic film "Die Nibelungen" ("Ring of the Nibelungs", 2004), starring Benno Fürmann as Siegfried, was also realised as an international co-production. In 2007, Bernd Eichinger and Uli Edel got together again for the film version of the seminal book about the RAF, Stefan Aust's "Der Baader-Meinhof-Komplex" ("The Baader Meinhof Complex").

Filmography

2012 Der Bernd
Participation
 
2012 Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga
Director
 
2009/2010 Zeiten ändern Dich
Director
 
2007/2008 Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
Director, Co-author
 
2005 Filmlegenden. Deutsch
Participation
 
2004 Die Nibelungen
Director, Screenplay
 
2000 Bernd Eichinger. Wenn das Leben zum Kino wird
Participation
 
1999/2000 Der kleine Vampir
Director
 
1996 Hollywood, Germany - Die amerikanische Herausforderung
Participation
 
1992/1993 Body of Evidence
Director
 
1989 Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn
Director
 
1987 Französische Wochen
Director
 
1983/1984 Eine Art von Zorn
Director, Screenplay
 
1982 Der illustrierte Mensch
Director
 
1980/1981 Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
Director, Co-author
 
1979/1980 Unter Männern
Editing
 
1978 Der harte Handel
Director, Screenplay
 
1978 Das Ding
Director
 
1977 Sylvesternacht
Editing
 
1975/1976 Die Erzählungen Bjelins
Director
 
1974 Der wilde und der zahme Westen
Director
 
1973/1974 Perahim - die zweite Chance
Assistant director, Screenplay
 
1973 Tommy kehrt zurück
Director
 
1972 Der kleine Soldat
Director, Screenplay, Editing