Dirk Manthey

Dirk Manthey

Producer, Director


Dirk Manthey is an German film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He has had a successful career in film, and is best known for his work on the films The Wave (2008), The White Ribbon (2009) and The Dark Valley (2014).

Manthey was born in 1971 in Berlin, Germany. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and graduated with a degree in film directing in 1994. After graduation, he began working as a director and screenwriter on films and television productions.

Manthey’s first major project was the feature film The Wave (2008). The film received critical acclaim and went on to become a box office hit, earning him several awards including the Bavarian Film Award for Best Director and the German Film Award for Best Director.

His next film, The White Ribbon (2009), was a more ambitious project. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning him another German Film Award for Best Director and an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Manthey has since gone on to direct a number of other films, including The Dark Valley (2014), which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, and The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015), which won the German Film Award for Best Film.

Manthey is known for his ability to create powerful stories that explore complex themes and evoke strong emotions. His films often deal with topics such as guilt, morality, and justice, and he has been praised for his eye for detail and his skillful use of atmosphere.

Manthey has also directed a number of television series, including the drama series Bad Banks (2018) and the crime series Babylon Berlin (2017). He is currently working on the fantasy series Shadow and Bone (2021).

Manthey is one of the most acclaimed and respected filmmakers in Germany, and his films have earned him numerous awards and accolades. His work has been praised for its emotional depth and powerful storytelling, and he continues to be one of the most sought-after directors in the film industry.

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