Hilmi Sözer

Hilmi Sözer

Darsteller
*09.03.1970 Ankara, Türkei

Biography

Hilmi Sözer, born March 9, 1970, in Ankara, Turkey, came to Germany at the age of six and grew up in Tönisberg in the Lower Rhine region. He already started to perform at children"s and youth theatres at the age of fifteen. He then set up the theatre group "Theater-Expedition" and toured Germany with political plays. After finishing school, Sözer went to Duisburg in 1990 where he became a cast member of KONOMA theatre. Four years later, the autodidact made his movie debut as comedian Tom Gerhardt"s mate in the slapstick comedy "Voll normaaal", directed by Ralf Huettner.

After several striking performances in supporting roles in dramatic films like Theodor Kotulla"s ambitious TV crime film "Tod auf der Halde" (1995) and in Rolf Schübel"s racism drama "2 1⁄2 Minuten" (1996, TV), Sözer appeared in three movies in 1997: in Uwe Boll"s campus comedy "Das erste Semester" ("The First Semester"), in Ralph Huettners highly praised crime film comedy "Die Musterknaben" ("Cologne"s Finest"), and in the coarse comedy "Ballermann 6", again alongside Tom Gerhardt.


Although many movie goers associate him with his comic roles in the Tom Gerhardt films, in Peter Thorwart"s crook comedy "Bang Boom Bang" ("Bang Boom Bang – A Sure Thing ", 1999), or as Abahachi"s lover Hombre in "Der Schuh des Manitu" ("Manitou"s Shoe", 2001), Hilmi Sözer again and again proved his acting talent in dramatic roles in films such as Ayse Polat"s road movie "Auslandstournee" ("Tour Abroad", 2000), where Sözer played a gay night club singer, or the boxing drama "Elefantenherz" ("Elephant Heart", 2002). Nevertheless, it is Sözer"s biggest talent to bring out the comic element in dramatic films as well as the dramatic element in comedies, especially in his movies that are situated in the Turkish milieu, like "Kanack Attack" (2000), "Süperseks" (2004), or "Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit" (2006).

By contrast, Sözer played straight dramatic roles in 2007 in the controversial "Tatort" episode "Wem Ehre gebührt", directed by Angelina Maccarone, and in 2008 in Christian Petzold"s drama "Jerichow": The film about a fatal love triangle sees Sözer alongside Nina Hoss and Benno Fürmann. Besides his numerous movie and TV parts, Sözer is cast member of the crime series "Ki.Ka-Krimi.de" on the children"s TV channel KiKa since 2006.

Filmography

2015/2016 Die Geschwister
Cast
 
2015 Der letzte Job
Cast
 
2014/2015 HÖRDUR
Cast
 
2010/2011 Visus - Expedition Arche Noah
Cast
 
2009-2011 Die Superbullen
Cast
 
2008 Jerichow
Cast
 
2007 Wem Ehre gebührt
Cast
 
2006/2007 Vollidiot
Cast
 
2006-2008 Die Rote Zora
Cast
 
2005/2006 Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit
Cast
 
2004/2005 Drei gegen Troja
Cast
 
2004/2005 Zeit der Wünsche
Cast
 
2004 Playa del Futuro
Cast
 
2004 Kebab Connection
Cast
 
2004 Bei Liebe Mord
Cast
 
2004 Das Apfelbaumhaus
Cast
 
2003/2004 Süperseks
Cast
 
2003/2004 Pura Vida Ibiza
Cast
 
2003/2004 7 Zwerge - Männer allein im Wald
Cast
 
2002 Lassie
Cast
 
2002 Alles getürkt!
Cast
 
2001-2004 Germanikus
Cast
 
2001 Mehmet
Voice
 
2000/2001 Der Schuh des Manitu
Cast
 
2000-2002 Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht
Cast
 
2000 Das Phantom
Cast
 
2000 Drift
Cast
 
1999/2000 Kanak Attack
Cast
 
1999 'ne günstige Gelegenheit
Cast
 
1999 Auslandstournee
Cast
 
1999 Bevor der Tag anbricht
Cast
 
1998/1999 Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding
Cast
 
1998/1999 Südsee, eigene Insel
Cast
 
1997 Ballermann 6
Cast
 
1996/1997 Zugvögel - Einmal nach Inari
Cast
 
1996/1997 Die Musterknaben
Cast
 
1996/1997 2 1/2 Minuten
Cast
 
1994/1995 Tot auf Halde
Cast
 
1994 Voll normaaal
Cast
 

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