Favorite Juliane Köhler Films
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Director: Max Färberböck
Starring: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch, Elisabeth Degen, Detlev Buck, Dani Levy, Rosel Zech and Ulrich Matthes
Felice is living a dangerous life: in the middle of World War II in Berlin, she is a Jew and a lesbian, and works undercover at a Nazi newspaper from which she finds information to take to the Jewish underground. One day she meets her lover, Ilse's employer Lilly, and falls in love with this bourgeois, Nazi-supporting hausfrau. Their affair is as intense as it is dangerous, with Felice in constant danger of discovery. In their own ways, each woman challenges what is expected of her.
Director: Caroline Link
Based on the novel by Stefanie Zweig
Starring: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo, Lea Kurka, Karoline Eckertz, Andrew Sachs, Diane Keen, Mechthild Grossmann and Bettina Redlich
Sensing the threat posed by Hitler, Jewish lawyer Walter Redlich relocates with his wife, Jettel and daughter, Reginato a farm in Kenya. Regina adapts quickly, forming a bond with Owuor, the cook, but Jettel is unhappy. Things worsen when the family is made to move again, this time to Nairobi by order of the ruling British authorities. Dispirited, Walter decides to join the Allied army - and Jettel finds comfort with other men.
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Corinna Harfouch, Juliane Köhler, Thomas Kretschmann, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Michael Mendl, Matthias Habich, Ulrich Noethen, Rolf Kanies, André Hennicke, Alexander Held, Thomas Thieme, Bettina Redlich, Devid Striesow and Götz Otto
The final days of the Third Reich, as senior German leaders begin defecting from their beloved Fuhrer in an effort to save their own lives, while others pledge to die with Hitler.
Hitler himself degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does come and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin and lay down their arms in surrender.
My First Miracle (2002)
Director: Anne Wild
Starring: Henriette Confurius, Juliane Köhler, Leonard Lansink, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Devid Striesow and Andreas Patton
While vacationing on the North Sea coast with her single mother Franziska, 11-year-old Dole meets middle-aged tourist Hermann and each recognizes an odd kinship in the other - while also realizing they live in the same hometown, Mannheim.
After both families' vacations end, Dole and Hermann meet frequently and their friendship blooms, until one fateful day when Dole learns of her mother's intentions of moving to France. The youngster promptly decides to run away from home and convinces Hermann to join her on a return trip to the same North Sea resort where they met, leaving Dole's and Hermann's families in a panic as they scramble to locate the missing duo.
Director: Sylke Enders
Starring: Juliane Köhler, Axel Prahl, Leonard Carow, Ronald Kukulies, Niels Bormann, Udo Schenk, Gabriele Grawe and Isabelle Ertmann
After her release from prison Alex, who has lost her faith in love, tries to reclaim her psychic balance through a retreat into loneliness. A man and a child interrupt her plan and force her to re-engage. Alex dares to emerge from her shell and learns again how thin the ice is and how fragile happiness is, small though it may be.
Director: Caroline Link
Based on the novel by Erich Kästner
Starring: Elea Geissler, Max Felder, Juliane Köhler, August Zirner, Meret Becker, Sylvie Testud, Gudrun Okras, Benno Fürmann, Michael Hanemann and Helmfried von Lüttichau
Annaluise and Anton are the closest of friends. Being the daughter of a wealthy surgeon, young Annaluise lives in a great house. Her mother, who always travels the world, more for public relation reasons than for the social tasks she pretends to fulfill, is never available to her as a mother. Anton, son of a single and sick mother in financial trouble, does his best to help her out of it by working late.
Annaluise decides to help her only friend by singing in public places. Trouble arises when Anton can't resist stealing a golden lighter and Annaluise's secret life is discovered by her parents. Two troubled families can finally see the need for action to be taken.
Director: Hans Steinbichler
Starring: Juliane Köhler, Hannelore Elsner, Karoline Herfurth, David Kross, Rüdiger Vogler, Matthias Brandt, Juta Vanaga, Maria Popistasu and Niklas Kohrt
While working on a story about Latvia during World War II, German television reporter Sofia, whose late father was Latvian and emigrated to Germany during the war when Sofia was just a baby, is asked by her producer to personalise her news item by using her own family's experiences. But Sofia has never been close to her mother, who has always refused to talk about her life in Latvia.
However, the mother now has Alzheimer's disease and her mind has regressed to her life in Riga leading to revelations which will turn Sofia's life upside down.
Director: Stephan Wagner
Starring: Juliane Köhler, Matthias Brandt, Amber Bongard, Anneke Kim Sarnau and Dietz Werner Steck
A young lawyer comes the aid of a mildly intellectually disabled couple who lose custody of their daughter. The authorities believe that the child is better placed with a foster family, but the lawyer is convinced she belongs with her biological parents and fights to the end to have the couple's custody rights returned.
Director: Daniel Ragussis
Starring: Christian Berkel, Juliane Köhler, Wolf Kahler, Mark Margolis, Maury Cooper, Carmen LoPorto, Ted Pejovich, Gundi Gabrielle and Gerrit Vooren
In 1914, Fritz Haber is Germany's greatest chemist. His Nobel prize-winning synthetic fertilizers have saved the world from mass starvation. But as World War I breaks out across Europe, slaughtering millions of young soldiers, the desperate German military asks Haber to invent an entirely new kind of weapon. Already having sacrificed his Jewish identity and his wife's career to achieve success, Haber's decision not only unleashes weapons of mass destruction for the first time in human history, but also threatens to destroy his family as well.
Effi Briest (2009)
Director: Hermine Huntgeburth
Starring: Julia Jentsch, Misel Maticevic, Sebastian Koch, Juliane Köhler, Thomas Thieme, Heike Warmuth, Mirko Lang, Ludwig Blochberger and Barbara Auer
When 17-year-old Effi Briest marries the elderly Baron von Instetten, she moves to a small, isolated Baltic town and a house that she fears is haunted. Because of her husband's constant travelling, Effi finds companionship with Major Crampas, a charismatic womaniser. Several years later, details about the relationship between Effi and Crampas come to light, with disastrous consequences for her marriage.
Director: Max Färberböck
Starring: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler, Rolf Kanies, Juliane Köhler, August Diehl, Ulrike Krumbiegel and Jördis Triebel
It's April 1945 and the Red Army have taken control of Berlin. German women are the victims of rape and devastation; one of them is Anonyma, who had been a journalist and photographer and speaks some Russian. In her desperation, she decides to look for an officer who can protect her. She meets a Russian officer Andrej, an encounter which develops into a complex symbiotic relationship that forces them to remain enemies until the bitter end.
Starring: Riccardo Scamarcio, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Léa Wiazemsky, Juliane Köhler and Ulrich Tukur
Drama following the experiences of a young illegal immigrant named Elias who travels through Europe as he attempts to get to Paris.
Director: Wojciech Marczewski
Starring: Marek Kondrat, Krystyna Janda, Juliane Köhler and Teresa Marczewska
Summer 1967 in Poland. For 12-year-olds Pawel, Piotr, Szymek and Elka, this will prove the most extraordinary summer of their lives. They meet a mysterious Jewish boy called Dawid Weiser. Dawid, a highly imaginative child, has discovered an old munitions camp. Dawid is planning something rather special. Using the old munitions, he treats his friends to a series of demonstrations of explosions. However, during the preparations for one particularly spectacular explosion, Dawid suddenly disappears without trace. The four children never discover what happened to Dawid; in fact, the affair will remain a mystery to them their whole lives long.
30 years after the events of that day, Pawel makes the trip back home. He still cannot forget Weiser's mysterious disappearance. Who was this boy? A cunning trickster? A clever magician? Or is there something more to this? He looks up his old friends and, in discussions, tries to get to the bottom of what really happened that fateful day.
Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Juliane Köhler, Derek Jacobi, Ayelet Zurer, Hana Laszlo, Joachim Król and Jenya Dodina
In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.
Director: Christian Schwochow
Starring: Anna Maria Mühe, Ulrich Matthes, Christine Schorn, Hermann Beyer, Juliane Köhler, Thorsten Merten, Christina Drechsler, Steffi Kühnert, Adrian Topol, Ilja Pletner and Yevgeni Sitokhin
Inga’s mother is gone. She is raised by her grandparents. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a stranger shows up at their door, claiming to have met her mother. Slowly the truth comes to light: her mother is not dead, but escaped from East Germany years before.
Director: Markus Imboden
Starring: Heino Ferch, Fritz Karl, Martina Gedeck, Claudia Michelsen, Enno Hesse, Ludwig Trepte, Anja Knauer, Juliane Köhler, Henry Hübchen, Anna Schudt and Gundula Petrovska
September 11th 2001 - German broker Jan Ottoman watches the disaster on TV, shell-shocked: his partner Gregor is in the North Tower of the World Trade Center - where Jan sent him on business.
It seems 9/11 is the price of their lust for fame and wealth, which corrupted their 30-year friendship. Jan looks back at a long story of a rich boy and a poor boy - but two of a kind. In the inferno Gregor faces a decision: to die or regain his dreams and their friendship. Forever...
Director: Alain Gsponer
Starring: Katja Riemann, Ulrich Noethen, Hannah Herzsprung, Josef Mattes, Volker Bruch, Alexander Held, Juliane Köhler, Martin Feifel and Timo Dierkes
If a family has nothing to say, it can have explosive consequences.
A list of my favorite films starring German actress Juliane Köhler.
Juliane Köhler (born: 6 August 1965 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany) graduated at a Waldorf school and from 1985-88 she studied acting under Uta Hagen in New York City and attended the famed "HB Studio" in New York, USA.
A German film, television and theatre actress who is best known for her roles in the films 'Aimée & Jaguar' (1999), 'Nowhere In Africa' (2001) and 'Downfall' (2004).
Köhler is a longtime cast member of the Residenztheater (Residence Theatre) in her home town of Munich, Germany and regularly appears in their productions.
Best Actress - Bavarian Film Awards 1999 (for "Aimée & Jaguar")
Best Actress - Berlin Film Festival 1999 (for "Aimée & Jaguar")
Best Actress - German Film Awards 1999 (for "Aimée & Jaguar")
Bavaria's Order of Merit - July 9 2009.
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