Helmut Dietl

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Helmut Dietl
Kriss Sheridan und Helmut Dietl.jpg
Actor Kriss Sheridan (left) and Helmut Dietl (right, 2012)
Born (1944-06-22) 22 June 1944 (age 70)
Bad Wiessee
Occupation Film Director, Author
Years active 1974–present

Helmut Dietl (born 22 June 1944) is a German film director and author from Bad Wiessee.


After completion of grammar school in 1958, Dietl studied theatre studies and the history of art. Afterwards, he became head of photography and later assistant director to the Munich Kammerspiele theatre. He first achieved directorial success with the TV series Monaco Franze, eventually moving on to create several notable films with the aid of Patrick Süskind's writing.

In 1998, he was a member of the jury at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Late Show (de)
1997 Rossini – oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief (de)
1992 Schtonk! nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Kir Royal – Aus dem Leben eines Klatschreporters



  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1998 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Bayerische Filmpreisträger" [Bavarian Film Awards Winners] (in German). Bavarian State Ministry of Economy, Media, Energy and Technology. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "'Lebenswerk': Helmut Dietl" [Lifetime achievement: Helmut Dietl] (in German). Das Erste. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 

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