Ulrich Köhler

Ulrich Köhler

Darsteller, Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Schnitt, Ton, Produktionsleitung, Aufnahmeleitung
*15.12.1969 Marburg an der Lahn


Ulrich Köhler was born in Marburg/Lahn on 15.12.1969. After a number of sojourns in various countries abroad, he spent two years (from 1989-91) studying art in Quimper in France. He took up studies in philosophy in Hamburg and subsequently attended the faculty of Visual Communications at Hamburg College of Fine Arts, where he graduated in 1998. He made five short films before directing his feature film debut, "Bungalow", which was shown in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 2002. This film received the German Film Critics' Award and several other prizes at festivals at home and abroad.

His follow-up "Montag kommen die Fenster" premiered in the Forum section of the 2006 Berlin IFF. Alongside filmmakers like Christoph Hochhäusler, Benjamin Heisenberg, Valeska Grisebach and Köhler's companion in life Maren Ade, he is often seen as part of the so-called "Berlin School" of filmmaking. Ulrich Köhler's third feature film "Schlafkrankheit" was selected for the competition of the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.


2016/2017 In My Room
Director, Screenplay
2010/2011 Schlafkrankheit
Director, Screenplay
2004-2006 Montag kommen die Fenster
Director, Screenplay
2001/2002 Bungalow
Director, Screenplay
1998 Rakete
Director, Screenplay, Editing, Audio mixing
1998 Palü
1996 Epoxy
Cast, Director, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Unit production manager
1993 No Budget Spot '93
Unit production manager, Location manager