Jörg Buttgereit

Jörg Buttgereit

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Bauten, Schnitt, Sonstiges, Produzent
*20.12.1963 Berlin


Jörg Buttgereit, born December 20, 1963 in Berlin, made several short films between 1977 and 1985, among them “Manne – the Muwi” (1981) with Bela B. Felsenheimer, "Blutige Exzesse im Führerbunker" (1982) and the compilation "J.B.s Horror Heaven" (1984). His first feature film, the single-handedly released low-budget-production "Nekromantik" was inspired by the American serial killer Edward Gein and tells the story of a necrophile couple.

His second feature film "Der Todesking" (1990) consists of seven episodes that center on the subject of suicide, while "Nekromantik II" (1991) again focuses on necrophilia, and "Schramm" (1993) explores the spiritual abyss of a serial killer. With these films, Buttgereit acquired a reputation as a subversive and daring filmmaker who constantly explores the borders of commonly accepted imagery. His works got internationally known and attracted the interest of critics and film studies. Yet his works were also subject to efforts of censorship: "Nekromantik II" was temporarily  banned by the German authorities for allegedly glorifying violence. It wasn't declassified until an expertise by renowned film scientist Knut Hickethier, attesting the film an artistic quality.

The following years, Buttgereit wrote articles and film reviews for the Berlin magazine "Tip" and the film magazines "epd Film" and "Splatting Image". He also published several books on film, among them "Nightmares in plastic" (2001), "Japan – die Monsterinsel" (2006) and "Nekromantik" (2007), and created radio plays as "Ed Gein Superstar" (2002) or "Sexmonster" (2009). In 2005 he directed the Punk-musical "Gabba Gabba Hey" including music of the Ramones, in 2007 the stage drama "Captain Berlin versus Hitler". His award-winning TV-documentary "Die Monsterinsel" already aired in 2002, was followed in 2009 by "Monsterland". In addition to this, he continued to direct music videos and shorts.

In 2014, Buttgereit eventually returns to feature filmmaking: The horror anthology film "German Angst" consists of three individual episodes directed by Buttgereit, Andreas Marschall and Michal Kosakowski respectively.


2015 ABCs of Superheroes
2014 German Angst
Director, Screenplay
2014 Final Girl
Director, Screenplay
2011 Video Nasty
2009 Captain Berlin versus Hitler
Director, Producer
2009 Making of Süsse Stuten 7
2008/2009 Monsterland
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography
2004/2005 Wir waren niemals hier
2002 Die Monsterinsel
2001 Der Vorführeffekt
1996-2004 Die Reise ins Glück
Special effects
1996 Kondom des Grauens
Prop master, Special effects
1993 Schramm
Director, Screenplay, Story, Director of photography, Editing, Producer, Line producer
1990/1991 Nekromantik II
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Editing
1989/1990 Der Todesking
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Editing
1987/1988 Nekromantik
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Set design, Editing, Special effects
1987 Corpse Fucking Art
Participation, Director, Screenplay
1985/1986 Jesus - Der Film
1985 Hot Love
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
1984 Blutige Exzesse im Führerbunker
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer
1984 J.B's Horror Heaven
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
1983 Der Gollob
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
1982 Captain Berlin - Retter der Welt
Cast, Director, Screenplay, Producer
1982 Mein Papi
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1982 Der Trend – Punkrocker erzählen aus ihrem Leben
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1981 Manne – the Muwi
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1981 Ogar der Häßliche
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1980-1984 So war das SO 36
1980 Der explodierende Turnschuh
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1977 Interview with Frankenstein
Director, Screenplay, Producer


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