Cast, Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Producer
Hamburg

Biography

Christian Bau, born in 1942, completed an apprenticeship as a photographer and began studying film with Wolfgang Ramsbott at the HfBK (the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg) in the first film class to emerge in the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition to the noted Lichtwark scholarship in Hamburg (1968) Christian Bau was also offered a DAAD scholarship in London. After graduating in 1969 he worked together with the German directors Robert van Ackeren and Werner Nekes amongst others and belonged to the pioneers of the "Other Cinema" in Germany.

Together with other documentary filmmakers Christian Bau founded the film cooperative "die thede" in Hamburg in 1980 and has completed his documentary film projects there ever since. As a producer he also supervises external film projects. The production company "thede filmproduktion" was founded in 1999. His film "Maschinensturm", about the conflict between men and machines, was nominated for the German Film Critics Award in 1987.

Christian Bau"s documentary "Zwiebelfische – Jimmy Ernst, Glückstadt – New York" ("In the Boondocks") is released together with a book in the autumn of 2010.

 

FILMOGRAFIE

2014/2015
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Producer
2007-2011
  • Producer
2003/2004
  • Director
  • Screenplay
2001
  • Director
1998
  • Participation
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Commentary
  • Interviews
1993
  • Director
1992
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Sound
1991
  • Director
1990
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Sound
1988/1989
  • Cast
1988
  • Director
1987
  • Director
1985
  • Director
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1985
  • Voice
1984/1985
  • Director
  • Sound
1983-1986
  • Director
1983
  • Director
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1981-1984
  • Director
  • Director of photography
  • Editing
1981
  • Director
1981
  • Director
1981
  • Director
1980
  • Director
1970
  • Director of photography
1969
  • Director of photography
1969
  • Director
1968
  • Assistant camera
1968
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Director of photography
  • Producer
1968
  • Director
  • Producer
1968
  • Director
1968
  • Director
  • Producer
1967
  • Director
  • Screenplay
  • Producer
1966
  • Director
  • Director of photography
1965/1966
  • Assistant camera