Arend Agthe

Arend Agthe

Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Produzent
*19.02.1949 Rastede

Biography

Arend Agthe was born in Rastede, Lower-Saxony on February 19 1949. Studying theatre and German literature in Marburg and Frankfurt, he became part of the "Gruppe Arnold Hau" at the end of the 1960s. The group included artists F. W. Bernstein, Robert Gernhardt and F. K. Waechter, and like them, Agthe became a contributor to the satirical periodical "Pardon".

Working with "Gruppe Arnold Hau", he co-directed numerous comic shorts like "Die Milchkännchen Trilogie" (1973) and "Der Bayerische Wald mit den Augen eines Arschfickers gesehen" (1974), as well as the feature-length production "Das Casanova-Projekt" (1981).

In 1983, Agthe began to work for public TV networks, creating segments for the German edition of "Sesame Street" and as writer-director of several episodes of the children's programme "Löwenzahn". His first theatrical release as director was "Flußfahrt mit Huhn" (1984), which went on to win several international and national awards. He continued to make acclaimed films for children and teenagers, including "Küken für Kairo" (1985), "Der Sommer des Falken" (1988), "Wunderjahre" (1991) and "Karakum" (1993).

In the mid-1990s, Agthe resumed his work in television, directing several shows and made-for-TV films. His documentary "Über das Meer", which relates the story of the dramatic escape of Erhard Schelter from East-Germany in 1974, premiered at the 2011 Wismar Film Festival and was released in January 2014. The same year saw Agthe beginning production on the children's film "Rettet Raffi!" ("My Friend Raffi!"). Based on the eponymous 2012 novel by Bettina Kupfer and Agthe himself, it relates an 8-year-old boy's search for his kidnapped hamster. "Rettet Raffi!" won an audience award at the 2015 Munich Film Festival and was released in October that year.

Filmography

2014 Rettet Raffi!
Director, Screenplay, Producer
 
2011 Über das Meer
Director, Screenplay
 
2007/2008 Dornröschen
Director, Screenplay
 
2005/2006 Bienzle und der Tod in der Markthalle
Director
 
2004/2005 Bienzle und der Feuerteufel
Director
 
2002 Bienzle und der süße Tod
Director
 
2000/2001 Bienzle und der heimliche Zeuge
Director
 
1998 Faule Früchte
Director
 
1997/1998 Mango mortale
Director
 
1995/1996 Ein flotter Dreier
Director
 
1992/1993 Karakum
Director, Screenplay, Story
 
1990/1991 Wunderjahre
Director
 
1989 Brausepulver. 1. Die Mine
Director
 
1987/1988 Der Sommer des Falken
Director, Screenplay
 
1985 Küken für Kairo
Director, Screenplay
 
1983/1984 Flußfahrt mit Huhn
Director, Screenplay
 
1982 Das Kurkonzert
Director
 
1982 Atlantik-Flieger Blues
Director
 
1982 Die Ballade von der Armbanduhr
Director
 
1980/1981 Das Casanova-Projekt
Director
 
1980 Oh Horn! Albert Mangelsdorff Posaune
Director of photography
 
1977 Der Schnüffler
Director
 
1976 Jetzt bist du dran, Feilchen
Director
 
1974/1975 Die Hau Schau
Director
 
1974 Der Bayerische Wald mit den Augen eines Arschfickers gesehen
Director
 
1973 Der Bretterplanet
Director
 
1973 Die Milchkännchen Trilogie
Director
 
1972 Hier ist ein Mensch
Director
 
1972 Auf falscher Bahn
Director
 
1970 Der junge Brecht
Director
 
1969 Die Klauer
Director
 

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