Max Färberböck

Max Färberböck

Darsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Produzent
*22.09.1950 München

Biography

Max Färberböck, born September 22, 1950, in Degerndorf, toured Argentina and Italy with a theatre group after finishing school. He then started to study film studies at Munich"s Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF). After his graduation, Färberböck worked as a reader for Constantin Film and eventually became Peter Zadek"s assistant at Schauspielhaus Hamburg where he also worked as a dramaturg and director.

Färberböck then worked at several other German theatres (for instance in Heidelberg and in Cologne), before he turned to TV productions in 1990. He directed several episodes of the TV crime series "Der Fahnder", won the Teleplay award at the Baden Baden TV film festival for his TV movie "Schlafende Hunde" (1992) and developed the successful TV series "Bella Block" in 1994. In the same year, he won the Grimme award for the pilot episode of "Bella Block".

Max Färberböck made his debut on the big screen in 1999 with the drama "Aimée und Jaguar" ("Aimee and Jaguar"). Based on a true story, the film tells the story of the lesbian love between a Jewish and a Gentile woman during the Nazi regime. "Aimée und Jaguar" premiered at the 1999 Berlinale, where Juliane Köhler and Maria Schrader won the Silver Bear as Best actresses. Furthermore, the film won the Bavarian as well as the German film award. Färberböck"s TV movie "Jenseits" also won multiple awards.

In 2003, Färberböck finished "September", the first movie for the big screen that explicitly dealt with the terror attacks of 9/11. Unfortunately, the film was not well received by movie goers and film critics alike. After a five-year break, Färberböck returned to the big screen in 2008 with his next film "Anonyma" ("A Woman in Berlin"). The much noticed drama, based on Marta Hiller"s autobiographic novel "Eine Frau in Berlin", tells the story of a German woman (Nina Hoss) in post-war Berlin under the Russian occupation.

Filmography

2015/2016 Mia san jetz da wo's weh tut
Director, Screenplay
 
2014/2015 Der Himmel ist ein Platz auf Erden
Director, Screenplay
 
2013/2014 Am Ende des Flurs
Director, Screenplay
 
2013 Ich habe mich immer eingemischt - Der Produzent Günter Rohrbach
Participation
 
2012/2013 Paradies 505 - Ein Niederbayernkrimi
Director
 
2009/2010 Sau Nummer Vier. Ein Niederbayernkrimi
Director
 
2009 Vorsehung
Director, Screenplay
 
2008 Ich habe den Film im Kopf - Günter Rohrbach
Participation
 
2007/2008 Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin
Director, Screenplay
 
2002/2003 September
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
1999/2000 Jenseits
Director, Screenplay
 
1997/1998 Aimée & Jaguar
Director, Screenplay
 
1995 Liebestod
Director, Screenplay
 
1993 Die Kommissarin
Director, Screenplay
 
1989 Abrahams Gold
Assistant director, Co-author
 
1979 Coda
Assistant director
 
1978 Linda
Director, Screenplay