Baran bo Odar

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Baran bo Odar
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Odar at the 2018 Grimme-Preis awards ceremony with his partner, Jantje Friese.
Born (1978-04-18) 18 April 1978 (age 43)
OccupationFilm and television director
Years active2005–present

Baran bo Odar (born 18 April 1978) is a German film and television director and screenwriter. His film Who Am I – No System Is Safe reached the top of the German cinema charts[1] and was nominated for a German Film Award for Best Fiction Feature Film and Best Screenplay. Odar directed and co-wrote the film with his partner Jantje Friese. Odar was born in Switzerland and is of Turkish origin from his mother and of Russian origin from his paternal grandfather, a former doctor who had to flee Russia after the October Revolution.[2] Bo is his nickname.

The TV series Dark, which Odar co-created with Friese, gained popularity worldwide and was Netflix's first German-language original series. Every episode is co-written by Friese, and directed by Odar.[3] Odar was honored with a Grimme-Preis, Germany's most prestigious television award, in 2018 for his direction in Dark season 1.[4] In 2019 Dark's second season was released and its third season was released in 2020.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
2010 The Silence
2014 Who Am I – No System Is Safe
2017 Sleepless
2017–2020 Dark TV series
2021 1899 TV series
2021 Tyll TV series


  1. ^ "Blickpunkt:Film | News | Kinocharts Deutschland: Doppelspitze Sony". (in German). Retrieved 25 June 2019.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "GERMAN CINEMA: DAS LETZTE SCHWEIGEN (THE SILENCE, 2010)—The Evening Class Interview With Baran Bo Odar".
  3. ^ Dark (TV Series 2017– ) – IMDb, retrieved 25 June 2019
  4. ^ "Dark (Netflix)". (in German). Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  5. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (23 June 2019). "'Dark': Season 2's Insane Ending and All the Burning Questions Season 3 Needs to Answer". IndieWire. Retrieved 25 June 2019.

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