Hark Bohm

Hark Bohm

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Ton, Sonstiges, Produzent
*18.05.1939 Hamburg-Othmarschen

Biography

Hark Bohm was born May 18, 1939, in Hamburg-Othmarschen and grew up on the North Sea island of Amrum. His younger brother Marquard worked as an actor and, thus, Hark Bohm came in contact with the film and theatre business while he still studied law in Hamburg, Berlin, and in Lausanne. After graduating from university, Bohm started a legal clerkship but dropped out in 1969 to pursue a career in the film business, too.

From the early 1970s on, Bohm appeared in numerous films by the directors of "New German Cinema": He, for instance, starred in Rudolf Thome's film "Rote Sonne" ("Red Sun", 1970) and in Alexander Kluge's "Der große Verhau" ("The Big Mess", 1971). Still, he mainly collborated with Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Until Fassbinder's death in 1982 they worked together for twelve films.

After directing several short films and setting up "Filmverlag der Autoren" with other filmmakers in 1971, Bohm made his feature film debut in 1973: "Tschetan, der Indianerjunge" ("Chetan, Indian Boy"), a combination of a classic western film and a teen film, was consistently well received and also won the "German Film Critics Award".

During his career as a director, Bohm again and again realized children's and teen films that dealt with the living conditions of young people in a partly humorous but most often rather serious, socio-critical way, for instance, "Ich kann auch 'ne Arche bauen" (1973; TV), starring Uwe Bohm whom he later adopted as a son (at the time he was still called Uwe Enkelmann) in the leading role, "Wir pfeifen auf den Gurkenkönig" (1974; TV) based on Christine Nöstlinger's bestseller, "Nordsee ist Mordsee" ("North Sea Is Dead Sea", 1976), again starring Uwe Enkelmann in a leading role, or "Moritz, lieber Moritz" ("Moritz, Dear Moritz", 1978) about a 15-year old who is constantly fronted with the dark sides of the adult world.

In 1979, Bohm became one of the founding members of Filmbüro Hamburg. In the same year, he also initiated the Hamburg film festival. With "Der Fall Bachmeier" (1984), Bohm tried to come to terms with one of the most startling criminal cases of the 1980s when a mother killed the murderer of her child in the courtroom. Whereas leading actress Marie Colbin won the German film award for her performance, the film itself received mixed reactions by critics and movie goers alike.

Four years later, Bohm celebrated his biggest success yet with "Yasemin" (1988): The film about a German student who falls in love with a young Turkish woman and is confronted with the hostile attitude of her (actually rather liberal) family became a huge success with critics and audiences, won numerous awards (including the German film award as "Best film"), and was also used in schools as the basis for discussions about migration and cultural differences.

Despite his success with "Yasemin", Bohm directed less and less films in the following years. Between the GDR drama "Herzlich Willkommen" (1990) and the thriller "Für immer und immer" ("For Ever and Ever", 1997), Bohm did not direct a film for seven years. Actually, Bohm was involved with other things during that time: after setting up the degree course for movie and theatre direction together with Jürgen Flimm in Hamburg in 1985, Bohm also founded the film degree course at Hamburg University (since 2004 a part of Hamburg Media School) and has served as its head ever since.

After the highly-praised TV drama "Vera Brühne" ("The Trials of Vera B.", 2001) about a criminal case from the 1960s that is still unsolved to date, Bohm finished his most recent film in 2002, the semi-documentary Udo Lindenberg vehicle "Atlantic Affairs".

Besides his work as a director, Hark Bohm has always been a rather busy actor: During the last decades, he has appeared in about 80 movie and TV productions, most recently, in Ina Weisse's film "Der Architekt" ("The Architect") alongside Josef Bierbichler and Matthias Schweighöfer and in Andres Veiel's "Wer wenn nicht wir" ("If Not Us, Who").

Filmography

2016/2017 Aus dem Nichts
Co-author
 
2015/2016 Tschick
Co-author, Consultant
 
2014/2015 Der Liebling des Himmels
Cast
 
2014/2015 Fassbinder
Participation
 
2012/2013 DeAD
Cast
 
2012/2013 Roland Klick - The Heart is a Hungry Hunter
Participation
 
2010/2011 Wer wenn nicht wir
Cast
 
2008 Der Architekt
Cast
 
2008 Die Jagd nach dem Schatz der Nibelungen
Cast
 
2007/2008 Leo und Marie - eine Weihnachtsliebe
Cast
 
2006/2007 Underdogs
Cast
 
2006-2008 Gegenschuss - Aufbruch der Filmemacher
Participation
 
2006 True North
Cast
 
2004-2006 Sportsmann des Jahrhunderts
Cast
 
2002 Ausgelöscht
Cast
 
2002 Sterne, die nie untergehen - Atlantic Affairs
Cast, Director, Screenplay
 
2001/2002 Islandfalken
Cast
 
2000/2001 Vera Brühne
Cast, Director, Screenplay
 
2000/2001 Unbesiegbar
Cast
 
1999 'ne günstige Gelegenheit
Cast
 
1999 Das Hochzeitsgeschenk
Cast
 
1998/1999 Letzter Atem
Cast
 
1998 Bildersturm
Cast
 
1998 Ran an den Speck
Creative supervisor
 
1997 Die Straßen von Berlin: Terror
Cast
 
1997 Der Hauptmann von Köpenick
Cast
 
1997 Tödliches Ultimatum
Cast
 
1996/1997 Härtetest
Cast
 
1996/1997 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Cast
 
1996/1997 Für immer und immer
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1996 Gespräch mit dem Biest - Conversation With the Beast
Cast
 
1994/1995 Steakhouse-Tango
Cast
 
1994/1995 Underground
Cast
 
1994 Die Prärien der Meere. Jacques Cousteau trifft Louis Malle, Hans Hass trifft Hark Bohm
Cast
 
1993/1994 Das Versprechen
Cast
 
1993 Madregilda
Cast
 
1993 Justiz
Cast
 
1991/1992 Schtonk!
Cast
 
1991/1992 Mit tödlicher Sicherheit
Cast
 
1989/1990 Herzlich willkommen
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1988/1989 Erdenschwer
Cast
 
1988/1989 Ein verhexter Sommer
Cast
 
1988/1989 Treffen in Travers
Cast
 
1988 Eine Bonner Affaire
Cast
 
1988 Beim nächsten Mann wird alles anders
Cast
 
1987/1988 Linie 1
Cast
 
1987/1988 Adrian und die Römer
Cast
 
1987/1988 Yasemin
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1987 Der Prozeß des Sokrates
Cast
 
1987 Das andere Leben
Cast
 
1987 Fucking Fernand
Cast
 
1987 Der kleine Staatsanwalt
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1986/1987 Ossegg oder Die Wahrheit über Hänsel und Gretel
Cast
 
1986-1989 Das Spinnennetz
Cast
 
1986 Warten auf Marie
Producer
 
1985/1986 Das Go! Projekt
Cast
 
1985 Nicht nichts ohne Dich
Cast
 
1985 Wie ein freier Vogel - Como un parajo libre
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1985 Paradigma
Cast
 
1984/1985 Das Rätsel der Sandbank
Cast
 
1983/1984 Der Beginn aller Schrecken ist Liebe
Cast
 
1983 Der Fall Bachmeier - Keine Zeit für Tränen
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1983 Besetzungsprobe
Cast
 
1982/1983 Alles unter Kontrolle. Notizen auf dem Weg zum Überwachungsstaat
Cast
 
1982 Filmball-Spot
Cast
 
1981-1983 Milo Barus, der stärkste Mann der Welt
Co-Producer
 
1981 Lola
Cast
 
1980/1981 Das ist Film - Kluge, Godard und andere...
Participation
 
1980 Endstation Freiheit
Cast
 
1980 Lili Marleen
Cast
 
1980 Beobachtung an Wölfen
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1979/1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Mein Traum vom Traum des Franz Biberkopf: Vom Tode eines Kindes und der Geburt eines Brauchbaren
Cast
 
1979/1980 Ein Hammer auf dem Kopf kann die Seele verletzen
Cast
 
1979/1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz (14 Teile)
Cast
 
1979/1980 Panische Zeiten
Cast
 
1979/1980 Im Herzen des Hurrican
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1979 1 + 1 = 3
Cast
 
1978/1979 Die dritte Generation
Cast
 
1978/1979 Der Durchdreher
Cast
 
1978 Die Ehe der Maria Braun
Cast
 
1978 Liebe und Abenteuer
Producer
 
1977/1978 Eine Reise ins Licht - Despair
Cast
 
1977/1978 Moritz, lieber Moritz
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1976-1978 Der kleine Godard
Cast
 
1976-1978 Wölfe
Director
 
1976 Bomber und Paganini
Cast
 
1976 Adolf und Marlene
Cast
 
1975/1976 Der starke Ferdinand
Cast
 
1975/1976 Nordsee ist Mordsee
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1975 Angst vor der Angst
Cast
 
1974/1975 Faustrecht der Freiheit
Cast
 
1974-1976 Wir pfeifen auf den Gurkenkönig
Director, Screenplay
 
1973/1974 Angst essen Seele auf
Cast
 
1973 Ich kann auch 'ne Arche bauen
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1972-1974 Fontane Effi Briest
Cast
 
1972 Tschetan, der Indianerjunge
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1971 Händler der vier Jahreszeiten
Cast
 
1971 Liebe so schön wie Liebe
Cast
 
1971 Wie starb Roland S.
Director
 
1971 Einer wird verletzt, träumt, stirbt und wird vergessen
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1971 Oberschüler
Director
 
1970/1971 Supergirl
Sound
 
1970/1971 Fassbinder produziert: Film Nr. 8
Participation
 
1970 Der amerikanische Soldat
Cast
 
1969/1977 Zu böser Schlacht schleich ich heut Nacht so bang
Cast
 
1969/1970 Der große Verhau
Cast
 
1969/1970 Wir verbauen 3 x 27 Millia. Dollar in einen Angriffsschlachter
Cast
 
1969-1972 Willi Tobler und der Untergang der 6. Flotte
Cast
 
1969 Die Revolte
Cast
 
1969 Rote Sonne
Cast, Sound
 
1966/1967 Na und...?
Cast