Wolfgang Becker

Wolfgang Becker

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Produzent
*22.06.1954 Hemer

Biography

Wolfgang Becker was born in 1954 in Hemer/Westphalia and studied German, History and American Studies at the Free University in Berlin. He followed this with a job at a sound studio in 1980 and then began studies at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb). He started working as a freelance cameraman in 1983 and graduated from the dffb in 1986 with "Butterflies" ("Schmetterlinge"), which won the Student Academy Award in 1988, the Golden Leopard at Locarno and the Saarland Prime-Minister's Award at the 1988 Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken. He directed the "Tatort"-episode, "Blutwurstwalzer", before making his second feature "Children's Games" ("Kinderspiele", 1992), the documentary "Celibidache" (1992), and the Berlinale competition features "Life is All You Get" ("Das Leben ist eine Baustelle", 1997), and "Good Bye, Lenin!" (2003).

Ten years after the worldwide success of "Good Bye, Lenin!", Becker started production on a new feature length film. Based on the novel by Daniel Kehlmann, "Ich & Kaminiski" is the story of journalist who takes an old and blind artist on an eventful trip through Europe.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

Filmography

2013-2015 Ich und Kaminski
Director, Co-author, Producer
 
2008/2009 Deutschland '09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation
Director, Screenplay
 
2006/2007 Mein Führer - Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler
Cast
 
2006 Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin
Participation
 
2002-2005 Wer ist Helene Schwarz?
Participation
 
2002 Freitagnacht
Creative supervisor
 
2001-2003 Good Bye, Lenin!
Director, Screenplay
 
2000 Stundenhotel
Director
 
1999/2000 Paul Is Dead
Director (other)
 
1995-1997 Das Leben ist eine Baustelle
Cast, Director, Screenplay
 
1994/1995 Die Nacht der Regisseure
Participation
 
1993/1994 Alles auf Anfang
Cast
 
1991/1992 Kinderspiele
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1991 Blutwurstwalzer
Director
 
1990 Alles offen
Director of photography
 
1990 Nicht mit uns
Director
 
1988/1989 Sturzflug
Director of photography
 
1987/1988 Schmetterlinge
Director, Screenplay, Editing
 
1984 Old Man River
Director of photography
 
1983/1984 Ediths Tagebuch
Assistant camera, Still photography