Hans-Christoph Blumenberg

To say German film and TV director Hans-Christoph Blumenberg knows a little about cinema would be a gross understatement; he has absorbed it much of his life, as evidenced by a career that ranges from criticism to ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1947 in Lychen, Brandenburg, DE

Filmography

Director (7)

Warten auf Angelina 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

One More Kiss and He is Dead! 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Rotwang 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Thousand Eyes 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Madonna Man 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Summer of the Samurai 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Ein Verdammt Gutes Leben 1978 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (5)

Warten auf Angelina 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rotwang 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Thousand Eyes 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Summer of the Samurai 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ein Verdammt Gutes Leben 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Aimee and Jaguar 2000 (Movie)

Stefan Schmidt--The Photographer (Actor)

Die Jungfrauenmaschine 1989 (Movie)

Man on the Phone (Actor)
Producer (2)

Warten auf Angelina 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rotwang 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

To say German film and TV director Hans-Christoph Blumenberg knows a little about cinema would be a gross understatement; he has absorbed it much of his life, as evidenced by a career that ranges from criticism to movie-themed features to documentaries about some of the world's greatest auteurs. Blumenberg began writing about film in the mid-1960s, working nearly a decade for the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Cologne's largest newspaper. During this time, he directed a television profile of legendary writer-director Preston Sturges, 1970's "Preston Sturges -- Porträt eines Hollywood-Regisseurs", which included interviews with the man's friends and collaborators. Eight years later, after leaving Cologne to work for Die Zeit, a weekly newspaper, Blumenberg followed with another movie documentary: "Ein verdammt gutes Leben -- Howard Hawks". This lead to his first feature, 1984's "Tausend Augen", a melancholy film that deals with the life of a college student working as a peep show model. But Blumenberg didn't abandon film-themed movies; in 1996, he won the German Film Awards' top screenplay honor for "Beim nächsten Ku? knall ich ihn niede", a portrait of German Hollywood director Reinhold Schünzel. Television and suspense features work mostly followed in the next decade, but Blumenberg in the 2000s made a pair of big screen films: in 2001, a dystopian satire about TV, "Planet der Kannibalen", and, in 2008, "Waiting for Angelina", about two young men as they stake out the Berlin apartment of Hollywood uber-couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

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