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Hermine Huntgeburth
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Hermine Huntgeburth

Born in Paderborn, Hermine Huntgeburth majored in film while studying at Hamburg's Hochschule für bildende Künste (beginning in 1977). Six years later she was able to pursue her film studies in Sydney, Australia, with a scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. During her studies there she developed scripts, assisted in theater direction and worked in film productions as camerawoman and technician.

After directing three short films, she made her feature film debut with Im Kreise der Lieben in 1991. Starring Barbara Auer, the film won many awards, including a German Film Award in Gold for Huntgeburth as Best Young Director. She then made some highly noted television productions, such as Ein falscher Schritt (1994) and Gefährliche Freundin (1996) with Corinna Harfouch, as well as Und alles wegen Mama (1998), the Ingrid Noll adaptation Der Hahn ist tot (1999) and Die Stunde des Wolfes (1999). In 2000 she directed the Bavaria Film production Romeo, which won the Grimme Award, and followed this up with Das verflixte 17. Jahr (2001).

Her feature The Trio with Götz George and Jeanette Hain was released in 1997. Five years later she landed a great commercial hit with the children's film Bibi Blocksberg. More recently, she has directed productions for the small screen such as Eva Blond – Confession of Innocents (2003) and Der Boxer und die Friseuse (2004). She is currently preparing the feature film Hilde.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Hermine Huntgeburth Facts

BirthdayNovember 13, 1957 (65)
BirthplacePaderborn, Germany

Selected Filmography

Not available.