Günter Rohrbach

Günter Rohrbach

Darsteller, Drehbuch, Produzent
*23.10.1928 Neunkirchen (Saar)

Biography

Günther Rohrbach was born October 23, 1928, in Neunkirchen (Saarland). In 1950, he worked as an assistant director and a studio stage manager in Saarbrücken. Between 1951 and 1956, he studied German literature, philosophy, psychology, and dramatics in Bonn, Paris, Munich, and Cologne.

In 1957, he earned his PhD with a dissertation on the German author Grimmelshausen. After having worked as an editor for the German public-broadcasting institution WDR, Rohrbach was appointed chief executive of the German production company Bavaria Atelier GmbH in 1979. He held this position until 1994. In addition, he became an honorary professor at the Academy for Film & Television in Munich in 1992.

By means of his work for the WDR, Rohrbach had an important part in establishing the German "television play" genre. His productions won him several awards, including the German Film Award, the Goldene Kamera, the Bavarian Film Prize, and the Adolf Grimme Award.

From the 1960s until the 1980s, Rohrbach became known as a dedicated sponsor of representatives of the New German Cinema such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hans W. Geissendörfer, Volker Schlöndorff, Bernhard Sinkel, and Wim Wenders.

Furthermore, Rohrbach produced Wolfgang Petersen's "Das Boot" ("The Boat", 1981) and "Die Unendliche Geschichte"("The Neverending Story", 1983). Some of his other works include Dominik Graf's movies "Die Katze" ("The Cat", 1987) and "Die Sieger" ("The Invincibles", 1994), Loriot's films "Ödipussi" (1987) and "Pappa ante Portas" (1990), Helmut Dietl's "Schtonk!" (1991), Joseph Vilsmaier's "Stalingrad" (1992), Max Färberböck's "Aimée und Jaguar" (1997) and Hermine Huntgeburth's "Die weisse Massai" ("The White Massai", 2005).

From 2003 to 2010, Günther Rohrbach holded the chairmanship of the German Film Academy alongside Senta Berger.

While the post-war-drama "Anonyma – Eine Frau in Berlin" got mixed reviews, Rohbach scored a popular hit with "Effi Briest", an adaptation of the eponymous Theodor Fontane novel directed by Hermine Huntgeburth. In 2009, he received the "Berlinale Camera" for his lifetime achievement at the Berlin IFF. For his work on Leander Haussmann's comedy "Hotel Lux", Rohrbach won the Producer Award at the 2012 Bavarian Film Award.

Filmography

2016/2017 Das Pubertier - Der Film
Producer
 
2016 Töne bedeuten mir mehr als Worte
Participation
 
2014/2015 Der weiße Äthiopier
Producer
 
2014/2015 Fassbinder
Participation
 
2013/2014 Es werde Stadt! 50 Jahre Grimme-Preis in Marl
Participation
 
2013 Ich habe mich immer eingemischt - Der Produzent Günter Rohrbach
Participation
 
2012 Der Bernd
Participation
 
2010/2011 Hotel Lux
Producer
 
2010 Von der Liebe und den Zwängen
Participation
 
2009 Mit dem Boot nach Hollywood – Wolfgang Petersen
Participation
 
2008 Ich habe den Film im Kopf - Günter Rohrbach
Participation
 
2007/2008 Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin
Producer
 
2007-2009 Effi Briest
Producer
 
2007 Fassbinders Berlin Alexanderplatz. Ein Megafilm und seine Geschichte
Participation
 
2006/2007 Teufelsbraten
Producer
 
2006/2007 Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel 2
Producer
 
2004/2005 Die weisse Massai
Adaptation, Producer
 
2001/2002 Väter
Story
 
2000/2001 Der Zimmerspringbrunnen
Co-Producer
 
1999/2000 Kalt ist der Abendhauch
Producer
 
1999/2000 Eine Hand voll Gras
Producer, Co-Producer
 
1997/1998 Die Bubi Scholz Story
Producer
 
1997/1998 Fette Welt
Producer
 
1997/1998 Aimée & Jaguar
Producer
 
1996/1997 Die Apothekerin
Producer
 
1996 Hollywood, Germany - Die amerikanische Herausforderung
Participation
 
1994/1995 Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel
Producer
 
1993/1994 Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen
Producer
 
1993/1994 Die Sieger
Producer
 
1993-1995 Die Sturzflieger
Producer
 
1992 Das war der wilde Osten
Producer
 
1991/1992 Schtonk!
Producer
 
1991/1992 Stalingrad
Producer
 
1990/1991 Pappa ante portas
Co-Producer
 
1990/1991 Wildfeuer
Executive producer
 
1990 Go, Trabi, Go
Producer
 
1989/1990 Butterbrot
Producer
 
1989/1990 Spieler
Producer
 
1988/1989 Zwei Frauen
Producer
 
1987/1988 Die Katze
Producer
 
1987/1988 Faust
Producer
 
1987/1988 Ödipussi
Co-Producer
 
1986/1987 Zabou
Producer
 
1984/1985 Väter und Söhne
Producer
 
1984/1985 Der Schneemann
Producer
 
1984 Hollywood in München
Participation
 
1983/1984 Die unendliche Geschichte
Co-Producer
 
1983 Rote Erde
Producer
 
1982/1983 Die wilden Fünfziger
Producer
 
1980/1981 Das Boot
Producer
 
1979/1980 Das Äußere und das Innere und das Geheimnis der Angst vor der Angst
Producer
 
1979/1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Mein Traum vom Traum des Franz Biberkopf: Vom Tode eines Kindes und der Geburt eines Brauchbaren
Producer
 
1979/1980 Die Schlange in der Seele der Schlange
Producer
 
1979/1980 Wissen ist Macht und Morgenstund hat Gold im Mund
Producer
 
1979/1980 Einsamkeit reißt auch in Mauern Risse des Irrsinns
Producer
 
1979/1980 Von den Ewigkeiten zwischen den Vielen und den Wenigen
Producer
 
1979/1980 Die Sonne wärmt die Haut, die sie manchmal verbrennt
Producer
 
1979/1980 Merke - einen Schwur kann man amputieren
Producer
 
1979/1980 Eine Liebe, das kostet immer viel
Producer
 
1979/1980 Ein Schnitter mit der Gewalt vom lieben Gott
Producer
 
1979/1980 Eine Handvoll Menschen in der Tiefe der Stille
Producer
 
1979/1980 Ein Hammer auf dem Kopf kann die Seele verletzen
Producer
 
1979/1980 Wie soll man leben, wenn man nicht sterben will
Producer
 
1979/1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz (14 Teile)
Producer
 
1979/1980 Die Strafe beginnt
Producer