Percy Adlon

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Thoughtful, stylish postwar German filmmaker who began his career as an actor in repertory theater but soon graduated to editing and narrating literary programs for German radio. Adlon began working in TV in 1970, and ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1935 in Germany

Filmography

Director (14)

Herr Kischott 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Herschel und die Musik der Sterne 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Mahler on the Couch 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Hawaiian Gardens 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Salmonberries 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Younger and Younger 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Red, Hot & Blue 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Rosalie Goes Shopping 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Bagdad Cafe 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Sugarbaby 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

The Swing 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Celeste 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Five Days 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Der Vormund und sein Dichter 1977 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (12)

Mahler on the Couch 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hawaiian Gardens 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Salmonberries 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Younger and Younger 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bagdad Cafe 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

Story By

Rosalie Goes Shopping 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bagdad Cafe 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sugarbaby 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sugarbaby 1985 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Swing 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Celeste 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Babycakes (TV Show)

Story By
Producer (4)

Eat Your Heart Out 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rosalie Goes Shopping 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bagdad Cafe 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sugarbaby 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Jack Palance: From Grit to Grace 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Thoughtful, stylish postwar German filmmaker who began his career as an actor in repertory theater but soon graduated to editing and narrating literary programs for German radio. Adlon began working in TV in 1970, and made several shorts and documentaries before being commissioned, in 1978, to make a full-length television film, "The Guardian and His Poet," about Swiss poet Robert Walser and his publisher/mentor. Well-received at several major film festivals, "Guardian" paved the way for Adlon to make his first feature, "Celeste" (1981), a painstaking recreation of the last days of Marcel Proust as witnessed by his maid.

Relationships

Eleonore Adlon

Wife
has collaborated on several films with husband

Pamela Adlon Voice

Child-In-Law

Saskia Adlon

Daughter
born in 1961

Felix Adlon

Son
born in 1967

Louis Adlon

Uncle
in Hollywood from the 1920s to the 40s was Pola Negri's lover married a sister of Marion Davies subject of an unproduced script by Adlon, "Louis with a Star"

EDUCATION

Munich University

received diploma in acting

took acting and singing lessons

Munich University

received diploma in acting

Milestones

1990

Directed "So in Love" segment of AIDS-benefit TV special, "Red, Hot and Blue", starring k.d. Lang

1985

First feature as producer (also writer; director), "Sugarbaby"

1981

Theatrical feature writing and directing debut, "Celeste"

1978

TV feature-length fiction film debut, "The Guardian and His Poet" about Swiss poet Robert Walser (first shown on German TV in 1979)

1978

With wife Eleanore, formed production company Pelemele Film GmbH

In the 1970s created film features for "Abendschau", a topical magazine program on TV, then made short TV documentaries (often portraits of literary and musical figures, shot cinema-verite style)

After graduating from college, worked as an actor for three years in state-run theater doing classical repertory and operettas, then as narrator and editor for literary programs on radio

Made first long TV documentary profile, a one hour portrait of cartoonist Tomi Ungerer

Grew up on Lake Starnberg in Bavaria

Bonus Trivia

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Received the Federal Film Award for Germany's most significant filmmaking cash grant, for "Sugarbaby" which Adlon partially used to finance "Bagdad Cafe".

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