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|Occupation||Director, screenwriter, producer, actor.|
|Years active||1996 - present|
|Awards||Cognac Festival du Film Policier
Special Jury Prize
Born in Munich to Turkish parents, Yapo has been in the film business since 1988, at first working in various assistant jobs and as a publicist.
1999 marks Yapo's first outing as a director. His directing debut, the short subject Framed, was nominated for the Deutscher Filmpreis and shown at numerous international festivals.
In 2002, Yapo started working on his first full-length directing work, the thriller Lautlos (Soundless). A German box-office success in 2004, it also won international critical acclaim.
- 2012 The Ambassador
- 2011 Gunslinger - director
- 2007 Premonition - director
- 2004 Lautlos (Soundless) - director
- 2003 Good bye, Lenin! - walk-on role
- 2001 Birthday - producer
- 1999 Framed - director
- 1996 The Pillow Book - walk-on role
- 1996 After Hours - producer
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