Fred Breinersdorfer studied law and worked as a lawyer before he debuted as an author of crime fiction in 1980, writing detective novels published by Rowohlt. Since 1980 he has written numerous screenplays for the Tatort TV crime fiction series and other TV productions. His first full-length cinema screenplay was for the 2005 production of Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards.
2003 Adolf Grimme Award, Best Writing, for Hope Dies Last, 2005 Bavarian Film Awards, Best Producing, for Sophie Scholl – The Final Days 2005 German Film Awards, Best Producing, for Sophie Scholl – The Final Days
- Fred Breinersdorfer at the Internet Movie Database
- Personal webpage
- Fred Breinersdorfer, writer of Sophie Scholl - The Final Days, speaks with the WSWS 17 August 2006 with Richard Phillips on the World Socialist Web Site
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