Philip Gröning

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Philip Gröning (born April 7, 1959 in Düsseldorf) is a German director, documentary film maker, and screenwriter.


He was raised in Germany and US, but also traveled extensively. He studied Medicine and Psychology before beginning in the cinema with some acting. In 1986 he began doing his own films. His first documentary was The Last Picture Taken. In 2005 he gained acclaim for Into Great Silence.[1] His 2013 film The Police Officer's Wife was screened in the main competition section at the 70th Venice International Film Festival[2][3] and won the Special Jury Prize.[4]


As actor[edit]

  • 1984 : Nebel jagen
  • 1999 : Virtual Vampire

As director[edit]



  1. ^ Zeitgest Films bio
  2. ^ "Venezia 70". labiennale. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Venice film festival 2013: the full line-up". The Guardian. London. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Official Awards of the 70th Venice Film Festival". Retrieved 8 September 2013.