Katrin Sass

Katrin Sass

Darstellerin
*23.10.1956 Schwerin

Biography

Katrin Saß, born Ocotber 23, 1956, in Schwerin, already as a school girl accompanied her mother, actress Marga Heiden, to rehearsals, performances and on tour. After finishing 10th grade, she completed a telephone operator"s training and afterwards studied at the Rostock drama school for three years. Director Heiner Carow cast her for the leading part in his movie "Bis dass der Tod euch scheidet" ("Until Death Do Us Part"). Her performance as salesgirl Sonja who is strained by the conflicts of her young marriage was a success with critics and moviegoers alike.

After finishing drama school, Saß became a cast member of the Kleist-Theater in Frankfurt (Oder). Besides her theatre work she also played minor parts in TV movies. In 1981, managing director Peter Sodann brought her to the Landestheater Halle where Saß performed in classic roles and contemporary GDR and Soviet drama. Her second leading role in a movie was the part of the single worker Nina Kern, who fights for the custody for her three children, in Herrmann Zschoche"s "Bürgschaft für ein Jahr" which became an international success and won Saß best actress and the Silver Bear at the 1982 Berlinale.


Katrin Saß who managed to portray her characters in a more and more differentiated way then played pivotal roles in Roland Gräf"s films "Das Haus am Fluss" und "Fallada – Letztes Kapitel" (1988). "Der Traum vom Elch" (1985/86) was her first movie with director Siegfried Kühn who directed "Heute sterben immer nur die Anderen", one of the last ever DEFA productions, in 1990, the year of the German reunification.

Right after the German reunification Saß mainly worked for TV productions and played minor roles in films of former DEFA directors. From 1994 to 1997, she played Commissar Tanja Voigt in several episodes of the TV crime series "Polizeiruf 110" for ORB in Potsdam. After a severe existential crisis, Saß made a comeback in 1999 in the TV thriller "Sperling und der brennende Arm". Her portrayal of a restaurant owner won Saß a Fernsehpreis. In the same year, Saß also starred in the large-scale production "Klemperer – Ein Leben in Deutschland", a TV mini-series.

Shortly after, Saß was to be seen on the big screen again: she played a supporting role in Andreas Dresen"s "Die Polizistin" ("The Policewoman") and then played the title role in Michael Klier"s portrait "Heidi M.", a woman struggling with her life who only hesitantly and reluctantly gets back into a relationship with a man. This convincing performance won her Deutscher Filmpreis and Preis der deutschen Filmkritik. Saß also starred in Wolfgang Becker"s internationally successful comedy "Good Bye, Lenin!", another X Filme production, about the end of the German Democratic Republic.


Besides her theatre work, Sass has since mainly been seen in TV productions, including the TV series "Mitten im Leben" (2007) and "Dell & Richthoven" (2008), as well as several episodes of "Tatort" and "Der Alte", and the award-winning tragicomedy "Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit" (2006). On the movie screen, Sass has focused on parts in ambitious productions such as Bernd Böhlich"s "Mutterseelenallein" ("All Alone", 2005), Christian Wagner"s "Warchild" (2006) oder Oskar Roehler"s "Lulu & Jimi" (2008/2009).

Filmography

2017/2018 Dogs of Berlin [Staffel 1]
Cast
 
2017 Das deutsche Kind
Cast
 
2016/2017 Harrys Insel
Cast
 
2015/2016 Engelmacher - Der Usedom-Krimi
Cast
 
2015 Weissensee [3. Staffel]
Cast
 
2015 Schandfleck - Der Usedom-Krimi
Cast
 
2012/2013 Sein letztes Rennen
Cast
 
2012/2013 Weissensee [2. Staffel]
Cast
 
2010 Blond bringt nix
Cast
 
2010 Der Doc und die Hexe
Cast
 
2010 Nach den Jahren
Cast
 
2009/2010 Weissensee [1. Staffel]
Cast
 
2009/2010 Das letzte Schweigen
Cast
 
2009/2010 Spur der Bären - 60 Jahre Berlinale
Participation
 
2008 Stille Post
Cast
 
2007/2008 Reich mir Deine Hand
Cast
 
2007/2008 Tod einer Heuschrecke
Cast
 
2007-2009 Lulu & Jimi
Cast
 
2005/2006 Unter anderen Umständen
Cast
 
2005/2006 Verschleppt! Die Spur nach Jadd Rashi
Cast
 
2005/2006 Meine verrückte türkische Hochzeit
Cast
 
2004/2005 Ein krankes Herz
Cast
 
2004/2005 Mutterseelenallein
Cast
 
2004-2006 Stille Sehnsucht - Warchild
Cast
 
2003/2004 Die Freiheit der Wölfe
Cast
 
2002/2003 Bienzle und der Taximord
Cast
 
2001-2003 Babij Jar
Cast
 
2001-2003 Good Bye, Lenin!
Cast
 
2000/2001 Heidi M.
Cast
 
2000 Tödliche Liebe
Cast
 
2000 Die Polizistin
Cast
 
1999/2000 Tyrannenmord
Cast
 
1999 Todesangst
Cast
 
1999 Klemperer – Ein Leben in Deutschland
Cast
 
1998/1999 Ein tödliches Wochenende
Cast
 
1998 Ein Mann stürzt ab
Cast
 
1997/1998 Das Wunder von Wustermark
Cast
 
1997/1998 Sperling und der brennende Arm
Cast
 
1997 Das vergessene Leben
Cast
 
1996/1997 Härtetest
Cast
 
1996 Kurzer Traum
Cast
 
1996 Die Gazelle
Cast
 
1995/1996 Die Kröte
Cast
 
1995 Jutta oder Die Kinder von Damutz
Cast
 
1995 Im Netz
Cast
 
1995 7 Tage Freiheit
Cast
 
1995 Zwischentöne: Katrin Saß
Cast
 
1994 Der Nachlaß
Cast
 
1994 Dreimal die Woche
Cast
 
1993/1994 Totes Gleis
Cast
 
1993 Stunde der Füchse
Cast
 
1993 Blue Dream - Tod im Regen
Cast
 
1992/1993 Tod einer alten Frau
Cast
 
1992/1993 Inge, April und Mai
Cast
 
1992/1993 Berlin - Beste Lage
Cast
 
1992 Das große Fest
Cast
 
1991 Sie und Er
Cast
 
1991 Jugend ohne Gott
Cast
 
1990/1991 Heute sterben immer nur die anderen
Cast
 
1988/1989 Zum Teufel mit Harbolla
Cast
 
1987/1988 Fallada - Letztes Kapitel
Cast
 
1985/1986 Der Traum vom Elch
Cast
 
1985/1986 Rabenvater
Cast
 
1985/1986 Das Haus am Fluß
Cast
 
1985/1986 Ab heute erwachsen
Cast
 
1984/1985 Vaters Frau
Cast
 
1984/1985 Meine Frau Inge und meine Frau Schmidt
Cast
 
1983/1984 Schwere Jahre
Cast
 
1983 Nachhilfe für Vati
Cast
 
1981 Zahl bar, wenn du kannst
Cast
 
1980/1981 Familie Rechlin
Cast
 
1980/1981 Bürgschaft für ein Jahr
Cast
 
1980/1981 Nerze
Cast
 
1980 Chirurgus Johann Paul Schroth
Cast
 
1979/1980 Die Verlobte
Cast
 
1979 Die Schmuggler von Rajgorod
Cast
 
1977/1978 Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet
Cast