Thomas Plenert

Thomas Plenert

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Produzent
*01.02.1951 Nauen

Biography

Thomas Plenert, born 1951, in Nauen, studied at Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam and at the famous film school in Lodz, Poland. With his camera work for highly-praised documentary films such as Jürgen Böttcher"s "Rangierer" ("The Shunting-Station Workers") and "Die Mauer", Plenert soon made a name as one of the most accomplished cinematographers of German cinema.

In 1988, he worked for Volker Koepp"s short documentary film "Feuerland" – which marked the beginning of a longtime collaboration. Since then, Plenert has filmed nearly all of Koepp"s films and has significantly contributed to its poetic images. Furthermore, he has won the German film award for his work in Koepp"s film "Kalte Heimat" ("Cold Homeland"). Although he mainly became famous for his camera work in documentary films, Plenert has again and again worked as a cinematographer for feature film productions. He provided Jan Schütte"s film "Fette Welt" ("Fat World", 1998), a drama about homeless persons, with its raw, naturalistic look and has filmed several episodes of the TV crime film series "Polizeiruf 110" – and has won a Grimme award for his camera work for the episode "Kleine Frau", directed by Andreas Kleinert. In the movie season 2006/07, Plenert again proved how easily he was able to switch between feature films and documentary films when he was in charge of the camera work for both Bernd Böhlich"s highly-praised social comedy "Du bist nicht allein" and Volker Koepp"s film "Holunderblüte" ("Elder Blossom").

Filmography

2017/2018 Die Braschs oder der diskrete Charme der Nomenklatura
Director of photography
 
2016/2017 24 h Bayern - Ein Tag Heimat
Director of photography
 
2016 Beyond Boundaries
Director of photography
 
2015 Als wir die Zukunft waren
Director of photography
 
2014/2015 Family Business
Director of photography
 
2013 In Sarmatien
Director of photography
 
2012-2014 Anderson
Participation
 
2012 Goldrausch - Die Geschichte der Treuhand
Director of photography
 
2011/2012 Heidis Land – Eine Reise
Director of photography
 
2011/2012 Livland
Director of photography
 
2010/2011 Die verlorene Tochter
Director of photography
 
2010-2012 MansFeld
Director of photography
 
2009-2011 Lagos – Notizen einer Stadt
Director of photography
 
2009 Krauses Kur
Director of photography
 
2009 Berlin-Stettin
Director of photography
 
2008/2009 Sehnsucht Berlin
Director of photography
 
2008/2009 24 h Berlin - Ein Tag im Leben
Director of photography
 
2008 Diese Nacht
Director of photography
 
2007/2008 Memelland
Director of photography
 
2006/2007 Holunderblüte
Director of photography
 
2006/2007 Söhne
Director of photography
 
2006/2007 Du bist nicht allein
Director of photography
 
2006/2007 Meine schöne Nachbarin
Director of photography
 
2005 Schattenland - Reise nach Masuren
Director of photography
 
2004/2005 Vergewaltigt
Director of photography
 
2004/2005 Pommerland
Director of photography
 
2004/2005 Mutterseelenallein
Director of photography
 
2003/2004 Dieses Jahr in Czernowitz
Director of photography
 
2003 Opfer im Zwielicht
Director of photography
 
2002-2004 Das Netz - Unabomber, LSD und Internet
Director of photography
 
2002 Wandas letzter Gang
Director of photography
 
2001/2002 Uckermark
Director of photography
 
2000/2001 Fremde Oder
Director of photography
 
2000/2001 Kurische Nehrung
Director of photography
 
2000/2001 Konzert im Freien
Director of photography
 
2000/2001 Bei Klingelzeichen Mord
Director of photography
 
1999/2000 Taximord
Director of photography
 
1999/2000 Die Königin. Marianne Hoppe
Director of photography
 
1999/2000 Zurück auf Los!
Director of photography
 
1998/1999 Herr Zwilling und Frau Zuckermann
Director of photography
 
1998/1999 Damenwahl - Szenen aus dem Abendland
Director of photography
 
1998-2000 Heimspiel
2nd Camera unit
 
1998 Das Meisterspiel
Director of photography
 
1997/1998 Fette Welt
Director of photography
 
1997-1999 Julias Wahn
Director of photography
 
1997 Das 7. Jahr - Ansichten zur Lage der Nation
Director of photography
 
1996-2001 Berlin Babylon
Director of photography
 
1996 Edgar
Director of photography
 
1995/1996 Engelchen
Director of photography
 
1995/1996 Meine Liebe, Deine Liebe
Director of photography
 
1995 Dürers Erben
Director of photography
 
1995 Nikolaikirche
Director of photography
 
1995 Leben - Ein Traum
Director of photography
 
1995 Toms Zimmer
Director of photography
 
1994/1995 Kalte Heimat
Director of photography
 
1994 LaBENDIG
Director of photography, Producer
 
1994 Tir na nog
Director of photography
 
1994 Luce, Wanda, Jelena - Es war nicht ihr Krieg
Director of photography
 
1994 Rodarquilar. Verbrannte Erde mit einem Hauch von Flüssigkeit
Director of photography
 
1994 Der Fürscht - Ausflug in den schwäbischen Hochadel
Director of photography
 
1993 Die Wismut
Director of photography
 
1993 Tod im Kraftwerk
Director of photography
 
1993 Schönes Fräulein, darf ich's wagen
Director of photography
 
1993 ZAST
Story, Director of photography
 
1993 Ein Landfilm
Director of photography
 
1993 Das Rad
Director of photography
 
1992/1993 Zeit der Götter. Der Bildhauer Arno Breker
Director of photography
 
1992 Herzsprung
Director of photography
 
1992 Hier und Jetzt
Director of photography
 
1992 Happy End durch Drei
Director of photography
 
1992 Am Öwknick
Director of photography
 
1991/1992 Sammelsurium. Ein ostelbischer Kulturfilm
Director of photography
 
1991 Jugend ohne Gott
Director of photography
 
1991 In Grüneberg
Director of photography
 
1990/1991 Märkische Gesellschaft mbH
Director of photography
 
1990 Märkische Heide, Märkischer Sand
Director of photography
 
1990 Die Mauer
Director of photography
 
1990 Verriegelte Zeit
Director of photography
 
1990 La Villette
Director of photography
 
1989/1990 Letztes aus der DaDaeR
Director of photography
 
1989/1990 Über die Grenzen
Director of photography
 
1989-1991 Sperrmüll
Director of photography
 
1989 Wer fürchtet sich vorm schwarzen Mann
Screenplay, Director of photography
 
1989 Ach du jeh - Ein Hans Dampf und Wurst Dokument
Director of photography
 
1989 Berlin ohnegleichen - Vom steinernen Anspruch auf ein Weltreich
Director of photography
 
1989 Tuba wa Duo
Director of photography
 
1988/1989 Märkische Ziegel
Director of photography
 
1988/1989 DEFA KINOBOX [Jg. 1988 / Nr. 62]
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography
 
1988 Die Cousins
Director, Director of photography
 
1987/1988 Winter adé
Screenplay, Director of photography
 
1987/1988 In Georgien
Director of photography
 
1987/1988 Feuerland
Director of photography
 
1987 DEFA KINOBOX [Jg. 1987 / Nr. 60]
Director of photography
 
1987 Rock'n Roll
Director of photography
 
1987 Rock 'n' Roll
Director of photography
 
1987 DEFA KINOBOX [Jg. 1987 / Nr. 56]
Director of photography
 
1986/1987 Die Schmelzer
Screenplay, Director of photography
 
1986/1987 Ich war einmal ein Kind
Director, Director of photography
 
1986 Auf dem Familienschacht
Director of photography
 
1985/1986 Die Küche
Director of photography
 
1985/1986 Blonder Tango
Director of photography
 
1984/1985 DEFA KINOBOX [Jg. 1984 / Nr. 36]
Director of photography
 
1984/1985 DEFA KINOBOX [Jg. 1984 / Nr. 36]
Director of photography
 
1984 Kurzer Besuch bei Hermann Glöckner
Director of photography
 
1984 Briefe von der Fahne
Director of photography
 
1984 Rangierer
Director of photography
 
1984 DEFA KINOBOX [Jg. 1984 / Nr. 32]
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography
 
1983/1984 Eine sonderbare Liebe
Director of photography
 
1983/1984 Freundinnen
Director of photography
 
1983/1984 Das Eismeer ruft
Cast
 
1983 Sylvia
Director of photography
 
1982 Ein Bauer und seine Frau
Director of photography
 
1982 DEFA KINOBOX [Jg. 1982 / Nr. 16]
Director of photography
 
1982 Drei Tage im Sattel
Director of photography
 
1981/1982 Die Beunruhigung
Director of photography
 
1981 Die Frau am Klavichord
Director of photography
 
1981 Potters Stier
Director of photography
 
1981 Venus nach Giorgione
Director of photography
 
1980 Drei Herren in Sorrent
Director of photography
 
1980 Alle Spiele - alle Nationen
Director of photography
 
1979 Clowns
Director of photography
 
1979 Sonnabend, Sonntag, Montagfrüh
Director of photography
 
1978 Das Glück in den Schuhen - Fußballnotizen aus Ragösen
Director of photography
 
1978 Nun gut, wir wollen fechten
Director of photography
 
1978 Verkehrskompaß [Jg. 1978 / Folge 70114]: Störungen auf der Autobahn (Folge II)
Director of photography
 
1978 Verkehrskompaß [Jg. 1978 / Folge 70113]: Störungen auf der Autobahn (Folge I)
Director of photography
 
1978 Verkehrskompaß [Jg. 1978 / Folge 779]: Ablenkung durch landwirtschaftliche Sehenswürdigkeiten
Director of photography
 
1977-1979 Floh de Cologne
Director of photography
 
1977 Inti-Illimani
Director of photography
 
1977 Im Lohmgrund
Director of photography
 
1977 Der Prozeß
Screenplay, Director of photography
 
1975 Blumenland
Director of photography
 
1971 Frankfurter Tor
Director of photography
 

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