As a college student, German director Nina Grosse studied a host of different disciplines, including philosophy and theater studies, before transferring to Munich's Academy of Television and Film in 1981. It was at the Academy that Grosse concentrated solely on film directing. Upon graduating in 1987, Grosse earned critical praise for her student film, the romantic thriller "Der Glaeserne Himmel," which was nominated for a prestigious German Film Award. In 1990, she collaborated with fellow German director Helmut Berger on the art-house film, "Nie im Leben," which would go on to earn the 1991 MaxñOphuls Prize, as well as another German Film Award nomination. In 1994, Grosse began directing episodes of the German television series "Tatort," a drama about beleaguered detectives working to solve difficult crimes. "Tatort" is one of the longest running programs on German television, and throughout the late 1990s, Grosse was one of the show's most credited directors. Grosse made a brief return to feature films in 2003, directing the coming-of-age drama "Olgas Sommer." By the second half of the decade, however, Grosse concentrated on writing and directing TV movies, including 2006's "Franziskas Gespür für Männer" and 2009's "Liebe und Andere Gefahren."