Wolf Gremm

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Wolf Gremm (26 February 1942 – 14 July 2015) was a German film director and screenwriter.

Gremm was born in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1942. In the 1960s, he studied German literature, psychology, sociology and theater. After graduation, he studied film direction at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin and directed his first feature film Ich dachte, ich wär tot in 1973.

During the 1970s and early 1980s, he produced several feature films. His greatest success was the 1980 film Fabian based on a novel by German author Erich Kästner. This film was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 53rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not nominated.[1]

He was a close friend of the German film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who also starred in Gremm's 1982 film Kamikaze 1989. This film was his last feature film as since then he worked solely for television.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Gremm was married to the film producer Regina Ziegler, who began her career as the producer of Gremm's first feature film Ich dachte, ich wär tot. He died at the age of 73 in Berlin on 14 July 2015 from cancer.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Ich dachte, ich wär tot (1973)
  • Meine Sorgen möcht' ich haben (1975)
  • Die Brüder (1976)
  • Tod oder Freiheit (de) (1977)
  • Fabian (1980)
  • Kein Reihenhaus für Robin Hood (1981)
  • Nach Mitternacht (1981)
  • Kamikaze 1989 (1982)
  • Klippen des Todes (1993) (TV film)
  • Die Stunden vor Morgengrauen (1997) (TV film)
  • Nancy & Frank – A Manhattan Love Story (2002) (TV film)


  1. ^ H.G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Retrieved 28 August 2008. 
  2. ^ Wolf Gremm ist gestorben, 14 July 2015; retrieved 20 July 2015 (in German).

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