Benjamin Heisenberg

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Benjamin Heisenberg
Österreichischer Filmpreis 2011 (58) Benjamin Heisenberg (cropped).jpg
Born (1974-06-09) 9 June 1974 (age 40)
Tübingen, Germany
Occupation Film director
Years active 1996-present

Benjamin Heisenberg (born 9 June 1974) is a German film director and screenwriter. He has directed sixteen films since 1995. His film Schläfer was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.[1] His 2010 film, The Robber, was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] He is also the grandson of Nobel Prize winning physicist Werner Heisenberg via father Martin Heisenberg. He is co-editor and co-publisher of the German filmmagazine Revolver.

Early life[edit]

Benjamin Heisenberg was born in Tübingen, Germany to Martin Heisenberg and Apollonia, Countess of Eulenburg.[3] He grew up in small village near Würzburg where his father was professor of neurobiology.[4] In 1993 he studied at the academy of fine arts in Munich.[5] He finished the academy of fine arts in 1998, winning the "Debütantenpreis" for the three best students of the year.[6]


  • 1995: Es zogen einst (shortfilm)
  • 1996: Terremoto (shortfilm)
  • 1997: Hastewas, Bistewas (shortfilm)
  • 1998: Alles wieder still (shortfilm)
  • 2000: Der Bombenkönig (shortfilm)
  • 2002: Am See (shortfilm)
  • 2003: This Very Moment (German: Milchwald) (co-writer)
  • 2004: Die Gelegenheit (shortfilm)
  • 2004/2005: Meier, Müller, Schmidt I–III (shortfilm)
  • 2005: Sleeper
  • 2005: La Paz (shortfilm)
  • 2007: On Fiction (shortfilm)
  • 2007: On Manipulation (shortfilm)
  • 2007: On Romance (shortfilm)
  • 2010: The Robber
  • 2014: Superegos



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