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Anno Saul
German screenwriter and film director

Anno Saul

Anno Saul
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Intro German screenwriter and film director
Is Film director Screenwriter Educator
From Germany
Field Academia Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 14 November 1963, Bonn
Age 59 years
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Anno Saul (born 14 November 1963, Bonn, West Germany) is a German screenwriter and film director.


The son of a physician, Saul studied at the Peter-Joerres-Gymnasium in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler after graduating from the Munich School of Philosophy, and then, from 1985 to 1990, filmed a feature film at the University of Television and Film Munich. In 1987, he created a Bayerischer Rundfunk teleplay.

In 1991, he received the Max Ophüls film festival prize with the film Unter Freunden. After several television films, he filmed his feature film debut, Grüne Wüste, in 1998 with Martina Gedeck. After his television film, Novizin, he directed Kebab Connection with Kinofilm, based on a book by Fatih Akin, Ruth Thoma and Jan Berger. In 2006, he directed the movie Where Is Fred? with Til Schweiger, Jürgen Vogel, Christoph Maria Herbst, and Alexandra Maria Lara. This was followed in 2009 by the mystery thriller Die Tür with Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, and Thomas Thieme. In 2013, he also directed the comedy Irre sind männlich with Marie Bäumer, Milan Peschel, Fahri Yardım, and Josefine Preuß.

Anno Saul was a lecturer at the Internationale filmschule köln. Since 2010, he has been a full member of the board of directors of the Deutsche Filmakademie in the field of directing. He lives in Berlin.


  • 1991 Max-Ophüls-Preis für Unter Freunden
  • Publikumspreis beim Cinequest Film Festival in San José, Kalifornien für Grüne Wüste
  • 2010 Hauptpreis „Best Picture“ beim Tromsoe Int. Film Festival für Die Tür
  • 2010 „Le Grand Prix“ beim Festival International Du Film Fantastique, Gerardmer für Die Tür
  • 2010 „Silver Melias“ beim Bruessel International Fantasy Film Festival für Die Tür


  • 1990: Unter Freunden
  • 1996: Und morgen fängt das Leben an (TV)
  • 1997: Alte Liebe, alte Sünde (TV)
  • 1998: Blind Date – Flirt mit Folgen (TV)
  • 1998: Zur Zeit zu zweit (TV)
  • 1999: Grüne Wüste
  • 2002: Die Novizin (TV)
  • 2005: Kebab Connection
  • 2006: Where Is Fred?
  • 2007–2013: Der Kommissar und das Meer (TV, 7 Folgen incl. Pilotfilm)
  • 2009: The Door
  • 2011–2015: Reiff für die Insel – Neubeginn (TV, 3 Folgen incl. Pilotfilm)
  • 2014: Irre sind männlich
  • 2013: Nord Nord Mord – Clüver und die fremde Frau
  • 2015: Nord Nord Mord – Clüvers Geheimnis
  • 2015: München Mord - Wo bist Du Feigling

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