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Stefan Ruzowitzky

Stefan Ruzowitzky

STAFAN RUZOWITZKY was born in 1961 in Vienna where he studied film, theater and history. In the first half of the 1980s, he worked in the theater as a director and wrote radio plays for the Austrian broadcaster ORF. From 1987, Ruzowitzky worked as a freelance director for television, commercials and music videos. In 1996, he made his feature directorial debut with Tempo, which won the Max Ophuels Award in 1997.

His second feature, The Inheritors (1997), was sold to 50 countries including the US and shown at numerous film festivals around the globe, including the New York, Toronto and Rotterdam, winning many prizes including a Tiger Award in Rotterdam. The Inheritors was also Austria's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1999. Since then, he has made the hit thriller Anatomy (2000), All the Queen's Men (2001) and Anatomy 2 (2002).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Stefan Ruzowitzky Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter
BirthdayDecember 25, 1961 (61)
BirthplaceVienna, Austria

Selected Filmography

The Counterfeiters
All The Queen's Men
Anatomy 2
Radical Evil
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