Monika Bauert

Monika Bauert

Bauten, Kostümbild
*31.12.1943 Posen (Poznań), Polen

Biography

The stage, costume and set designer grew up in Wuppertal, Germany, where she completed part of her apprenticeship at the local School of Arts and Crafts. Subsequently, she worked as a stage and costume designer for more than 80 theater productions in Ulm, Dortmund and Oberhausen. In the 70s, she was celebrated in South America for her work on the production of "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny", a play by Brecht and Weill. In the mid-70s, she switched to the movie business and worked as a costume designer at the set of Wolfgang Petersen's "Das Boot" ("The Boat", 1979-1981). Bauert also gained international experiences in movie productions such as Ronald Neame"s "The Odessa File" (1974), John Hough"s "Brass Target" (1978), and Wolfgang Petersen's "Enemy Mine" (1983).

Following several jobs as a set designer for TV productions (e.g. "Tatort" and "Klefisch"), Monika Bauert increasingly turned her attention towards productions for the big screen. Her credits include "Manta Manta" (directed by Wolfgang Büld) and Joseph Vilsmaier's "Charlie und Louise" (1993). Furthemore, she worked as a set designer for the box office hits "Der bewegte Mann" ("Maybe… Maybe Not", 1994) and "Das Superweib" ("The Superwife", 1996), both directed by Sönke Wortmann. She was also responsible for the set design of productions such as Dani Levy's "Stille Nacht" (1995), Thomas Jahn's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (1997), and Jobst Christian Oetzmann's "Die Einsamkeit der Krokodile" ("The Loneliness of the Crocodiles", 2002).

She also proved her keen sense for detail in production design with her following films that covered fairly different subject areas: Her work included production design of films such as the crime film drama "Boran" (2001), the teenage comedy "Die Klasse von '99" (2003), the children's films "Mein Bruder ist ein Hund" ("My Brother is a Dog", 2004) and "Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel 2" ("Rudy – The Return of the Racing Pig", 2007), as well as "Liebe Mauer" ("Beloved Berlin Wall", 2009), a nostalgic romantic comedic about the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Monika Bauert teaches Production Design at the IFS International Film School Cologne and involves herself with the support of young talents. She is a board member of the German Film Academy.

Filmography

2014 Beobachtungen eines Blinden
Set design
 
2009 Liebe Mauer
Production design
 
2008/2009 LowLights - Eine Nacht, ein Ritual
Set design
 
2006/2007 Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel 2
Set design
 
2003/2004 Mein Bruder ist ein Hund
Set design
 
2002/2003 Die Klasse von '99 - Schule war gestern - Leben ist jetzt
Set design
 
2000-2002 Boran
Set design
 
1999/2000 Die Einsamkeit der Krokodile
Set design
 
1999 'ne günstige Gelegenheit
Set design
 
1998 Kai Rabe gegen die Vatikankiller
Set design
 
1997/1998 Jimmy the Kid
Set design
 
1996/1997 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Set design
 
1995/1996 Das Superweib
Set design
 
1995/1996 Stille Nacht
Set design
 
1994 Der bewegte Mann
Set design
 
1993/1994 Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen
Set design
 
1991 Manta Manta
Set design
 
1984/1985 Enemy Mine
Costume design
 
1984 Rechnung ohne Wirt
Set design
 
1982 Egmont
Costume design
 
1981/1982 Das Mädchen auf der Treppe
Production design
 
1981 Der unsichtbare Gegner
Costume design
 
1980/1981 Das Boot
Costume design
 
1975 Treffpunkt Friedhof
Costume design
 
1975 Die Abrechnung
Costume design
 
1974/1975 Die Akte Odessa
Costume design