Philip Gröning

Philip Gröning

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton, Produzent
*07.04.1959 Düsseldorf


Philip Gröning was born in 1959 in Düsseldorf. He started his own production company while he was still studying at the University of Television & Film Munich in 1986, and since then has been responsible on all his films for production, directing, screenplay, editing and parts of the cinematography.

Gröning first attracted attention in 1992 with his film "Die Terroristen!" (The Terrorists"), the TV broadcast of which the then German Chancellor Helmut Kohl unsuccessfully tried to prevent. The film won the Bronze Leopard in Locarno and ran at the Sundance International Film Festival. Gröning gained international recognition in 2000 for his film "L'amour, l'argent, l'amour", which won the Leopard in Locarno for lead actress Sabine Timoteo. His greatest success both in Germany and internationally came in 2005 with "Die große Stille" ("Into Great Silence"), a 162-minute artistic documentary film that was a surprise worldwide audience success and among others won the Special Jury Prize in Sundance, the European Film Award, the Bavarian Film Award and German Film Critics' Association Award as well a nomination for a German Film Award.

Gröning was Jury President for the section Orrizonti at the Venice Film Festival in 2006, as well as Member of the Jury at the Munich Filmfest in 2009. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the German Film Academy as well as the Bavarian Academy for the Fine Arts. A selection of his other award-winning films includes: "Sommer" (Summer",1986), "Stachoviak!" (short, 1988), "Opfer, Zeugen" ("Victims, Witnesses", doc, 1993), and "Die Frau des Polizisten" ("The Police Officer's Wife" (2013).

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH


2013-2018 Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot
Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer
2010-2013 Die Frau des Polizisten
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Producer
2008/2009 Schwester Ines
2007-2012 The Last Station
2002-2005 Die große Stille
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Producer, Executive producer
1999 Virtual Vampire
1996-2001 Berlin Babylon
1996-2000 L'Amour
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Producer
1993 Opfer, Zeugen
Director, Screenplay
1991/1992 Die Terroristen!
Director, Screenplay, Producer
1991 Jugend ohne Gott
1989 Nach dem Essen
1986 Drei Schritte
1985/1986 Sommer
Director, Screenplay, Editing, Producer
1984 Nebel. Jagen
Cast, Screenplay
1981 Freak Orlando
Sound assistant
1979/1980 Der grüne Vogel
Sound assistant