Copyright: WDR/van Zoest
Dietmar Bär was born in Dortmund in 1961 and studied at the Westphalian Acting School in Bochum. In Doris Dörrie’s box office hit “Men” (1985) he played a small part as Uwe Ochsenknecht’s flatmate. He landed his first leading role in Dominik Graf’s “Treffer”. He was a partner of Willy Millowitsch in the popular TV series “Kommissar Klefisch”. But Bär is above all famous as “Tatort” Commissioner Freddy Schenk, a role he has played at the side of fellow actor Klaus J. Behrendt since 1997. His performance was honoured in the year 2000 with the German Television Prize. At this year’s festival Dietmar Bär can be seen in Kaspar Heidelbach’s drama “The Tragedy of the Pamir”.
Copyright: Fabian Isensee
Director and scriptwriter
Angelina Maccarone pursued German and American Studies before working as a song texter for Udo Lindenberg and others. Her first screenplay was the TV movie “Kommt Mausi raus?!”, which she co-directed with Alexander Scherer. She was nominated for a Telestar for this film. Her films “Everything Will Be Fine” and “An Angel’s Revenge” were invited to the international festivals in Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan and London and won many awards. In 2004 she directed the box office hit “Unveiled”, for which she received the 2005 Hessian Film Prize. In 2005 Angelina Maccarone directed the hit movie “Hounded”, for which she was awarded the “Golden Leopard” in Locarno, followed in 2006 by the film “Stadt ohne Herz”.
Copyright: Thomas Räse
Leslie Malton was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Berlin, Washington, Vienna and New York. She got her training at Emerson College in Boston and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Leslie Malton has had an affinity to the theatre from the beginning and names George Tabori as her greatest mentor. She began acting in Germany at the end of the 1970s, working with some of the leading New German Film directors, such as Ulrich Schamoni and Hans W. Geissendörfer. Her breakthrough as a film star came in 1990 with her role in Dieter Wedel’s “Der große Bellheim”, for which she won the Bavarian TV Prize. She recently seen in the football comedy “FC Venus”.
Producer on NDR TV movie staff
Karin Matthiesen is a producer in the film department of NDR television. Among other things she is responsible for the planning and coordination of the feature film slots for NDR 3. She is representing NDR for the third time in the jury for the NDR Film Prize in Lübeck. She also coordinates NDR’s programmes related to the Nordic Film Days, such as the Scandinavian crime thriller night on 11 November and the Scandinavian night on 5 November, which will show such films as “Kops” from Sweden. NDR has often bought the rights to the NDR prize-winners and broadcast them in the Film Club.
Frank A. Thomas
Frank A. Thomas was born in Potsdam in 1949, underwent practical training in production at broadcaster ZDF and then entered the film and TV industry, working in many different areas. In this framework he produced the sensational multi-part TV movie “Die Bombe tickt”, which was shown throughout Europe and celebrated at festivals. In 1995 Thomas became an independent film and TV producer. Within the framework of his company Frank A. Thomas Film & TV-Produktions GmbH he has produced numerous international films for cinema and television. These include the TV movie “Dream Gate”, the Scandinavian-German children’s and youth films “Benjamin Dove” and “Count Me Out” – which were shown at the Nordic Film Days –, the documentary “Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers” as well as the Canadian feature film “Pit Pony”.
1:1 (One to One), Green Hearts, Prague, Fed Up!, Frozen City, Lights in the Dusk, The Leaning Tower, A Little Trip to Heaven, You Am I, Comrade Pedersen, The Bothersome Man, Uro, Falkenberg Farewell, God Willing, No Tears
28 october 2006