Hajo Gies

Hajo Gies

Regie, Drehbuch
*16.03.1945 Lüdenscheid

Biography

Born on March 16, 1945, in Lüdenscheid, Hajo Gies initially studied sociology in Frankfurt am Main. His university professor was Theodor W. Adorno.

In 1967, Gies was accepted at the newly-founded Academy for Television & Film (HFF) in Munich, where he studied until 1971. His teachers included Douglas Sirk. Alongside directors such as Wim Wenders, Gies was one of the first HFF graduates ever. In 1972, his graduation film "Nocturno" was screened at the Locarno International Film Festival. Instead of pursuing a big screen career, Gies made a name for himself as a director of unusual TV crime movies. By now, his "Tatort" episodes "Das Mädchen von gegenüber" (1977) and "Der Feinkosthändler" (1978) are regarded as classics of the series.

However, Gies scored his biggest coup in the 80s when he invented the character of the "Tatort" police inspector Horst Schimanski, brilliantly portrayed by Götz George. In 1985, the unorthodox cop also conquered the big screen. While the movie "Zahn um Zahn" attracted three million viewers to the cinemas, the sequel called "Zabou" could not follow up this success. Aside from shooting numerous "Tatort" movies, Gies - who ranks among the busiest German TV directors – has also directed several episodes for the successful detective drama series "Kommissar Rex" ("Inspector Rex") as well as television plays such as the romantic comedy "Alpenglühen", in which the leading role was once again played by Götz George.

Filmography

2009 Falsches Leben
Director
 
2008 Wolfsmilch
Director
 
2007/2008 Ausweglos
Director
 
2007 Die Falle
Director
 
2005/2006 Die Nonne und der Kommissar
Director
 
2005/2006 Blutschrift
Director
 
2005 Heirate meine Frau!
Director
 
2004 Abseits
Director
 
2003/2004 Alpenglühen zwei - Liebe versetzt Berge
Director
 
2003 Atlantis
Director
 
2003 Rotkäppchen
Director
 
2003 Alpenglühen
Director
 
2002/2003 Weihnachten im September
Director
 
2001 Bargeld lacht
Director
 
1999/2000 Die Spur meiner Tochter
Director
 
1999 Sehnsucht
Director
 
1999 Die apokalyptischen Reiter
Director
 
1999 Dagoberts Enkel
Director
 
1998 Rattennest
Director
 
1997 Hart am Limit
Director
 
1997 Blutsbrüder
Director
 
1996/1997 Der rote Schakal
Director
 
1996 Amigo-Affäre
Director
 
1995 Die Tote von Amelung
Director
 
1993 Maus und Katz
Director
 
1992/1993 Alarm in Sköldgatan
Director
 
1991 Der Fall Schimanski
Director
 
1990/1991 100 Jahre Bickle
Director
 
1990/1991 Das Gespenst von Gattnau
Director
 
1990/1991 Lindauer Pieta
Director
 
1990/1991 Zorn einer Göttin
Director
 
1990/1991 Hilfe kommt aus Bregenz
Director
 
1990/1991 Verteidigung von Friedrichshafen
Director
 
1988 Moltke
Director
 
1988 Gebrochene Blüten
Director
 
1986/1987 Zabou
Director
 
1985 Zahn um Zahn
Director, Script (other)
 
1985 Geheime Mission
Director
 
1984/1985 Doppelspiel
Director
 
1984 Zweierlei Blut
Director
 
1983/1984 Kielwasser
Director
 
1982 Ruhe sanft, Bruno
Director
 
1982 Kuscheltiere
Director
 
1981 Der unsichtbare Gegner
Director, Co-author
 
1981 Duisburg-Ruhrort
Director
 
1981 Beate und Mareile
Director
 
1981 Der Sonderbotschafter
Director
 
1980 Der Jähzornige
Director
 
1978 Schwüle Tage
Director
 
1978 Der Feinkosthändler
Director
 
1977 Das Mädchen von gegenüber
Director
 
1977 Sylvesternacht
Creative supervisor
 
1976 Die Ilse ist weg
Screenplay
 
1975/1976 Die Erzählungen Bjelins
Director
 
1975 Sprich zu mir wie der Regen
Creative supervisor
 
1971/1972 Nocturno
Director, Screenplay
 

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