Julian Pölsler

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Julian Pölsler
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Julian Pölsler at the Vienna International Film Festival, 2013
Born Julian Roman Pölsler
Sankt Lorenzen im Paltental, Styria, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Occupation Film director, theatre director, screenwriter
Known for The Wall

Julian Roman Pölsler (born 1954) is an Austrian film director, theatre director, and screenwriter.[1] Pölsler was born on the Kreuzberg mountain above the village of Sankt Lorenzen im Paltental in Styria, Austria.[1] He studied film directing and production at the University of Music and Performing in Vienna.[1][2] He also studied directing and dramaturgy at the Institute for Cultural Management in the Max Reinhardt Seminar, after which he worked as an assistant director to Axel Corti.[1][2]

In 1982, he began directing television films and operas.[1] Since 2003, Pölsler has held teaching positions in the drama department at the Konservatorium Wien and in the computer science and media department at the Vienna University of Technology.[2] In 2006, he became theatre director at Klosterneuburg. Pölsler lives and works in Vienna and Munich.[1] His most recent feature film The Wall won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012, and was selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.[3]


Year Title Notes
1991 Sehnsüchte oder Es ist alles unheimlich leicht Television film, director and writer
1992 Der Unschuldsengel Television film, director
1992 Die Hausmeisterin Television series, 5 episodes, director
1993 Tschau Tscharlie Television film, director
1993 Wildbach Television series, director
1995 Die Kreuzfahrt Television film, director
1995 Die Fernsehsaga – Eine steirische Fernsehgeschichte Television film, director, writer, and actor
1995 Auf immer und ewig Television series, director
1997 München ruft Television film, director
1999 Der Schandfleck Television film, director and writer
2000 Wir sind da! Juden in Deutschland nach 1945 Television series documentary, director
2000 Fast ein Gentleman Television series, 1 episode, director
2000 Zärtliche Sterne Television film, director
2000 Polt muss weinen Television film, director and writer
2001 Sommer und Bolten: Gute Ärzte, keine Engel Television series, director
2001 Blumen für Polt Television film, director and writer
2003 Himmel Polt und Hölle Television film, director and writer
2003 Polterabend Television film, director and writer
2005 Daniel Käfer – Die Villen der Frau Hürsch Television film, director and writer
2008 Daniel Käfer – Die Schattenuhr Television film, director and writer
2009 Anna and the Prince Television film, director and writer
2012 The Wall Director and writer
2013 Universum History Television series, 1 episode, director and writer
2013 Bella Block Television series, 2 episodes, director


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Julian Roman Pölsler". Festival Scope. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Die Wand" (PDF). Berlinale. 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Oscars: Austria Goes to 'The Wall' for Foreign-Language Entry". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

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