Ralf Pleger is an award-winning German director and photographer. He is known for his bold and innovative visual style that often blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. He has worked on both feature films and television series, as well as commercials and music videos.
Pleger was born in Germany in 1962. After graduating from high school, he moved to the United States to pursue a degree in film and photography from the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduating, he returned to Germany and began his career as a director and photographer in the early 1990s.
Pleger's early work was mainly in commercials and music videos. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including U2, The Rolling Stones, and Alicia Keys. His work in this field has earned him several awards, including an MTV Europe Music Award and a Cannes Lion Award.
Pleger's first feature film was the critically acclaimed drama, "The Red Line," which he directed in 1998. The film follows a woman's struggle to come to terms with her husband's death. It was nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Pleger went on to direct the drama "Love's Labour's Lost" in 2000.
In 2003, Pleger directed "The Downfall," an acclaimed drama about the last days of Adolf Hitler. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Since then, Pleger has gone on to direct a variety of television series, including "Berlin Babylon," "The Philanthropist," and "Black Earth Rising."
Pleger has also worked on several documentaries and short films. His most recent project was the 2020 documentary "Sturm im Osten," which follows the story of German soldiers during World War II.
Ralf Pleger is one of Germany's most acclaimed directors. His bold, creative vision and attention to detail have earned him numerous awards and accolades for his work. He continues to work in both feature films and television, and his unique style continues to captivate audiences all over the world.