Ueli Mamin

Ueli Mamin



Ueli Mamin is a Swiss film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the films Good Bye, Lenin!, The Baader Meinhof Complex, and the Academy Award-nominated The Counterfeiters.

Mamin was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1952. He studied at the Zurich University of the Arts and the University of Television and Film Munich, where he earned a degree in film directing. He then began working as an assistant director for German filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff, with whom he made the acclaimed TV movie The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum.

In 1989, Mamin wrote and directed his first feature film, Good Bye, Lenin!, which was a financial and critical success. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004.

After Good Bye, Lenin!, Mamin wrote and directed the 2008 biographical drama The Baader Meinhof Complex. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards.

His following film, The Counterfeiters, was released in 2007. The film was based on the true story of the Nazi counterfeiting operation during World War II. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 80th Academy Awards.

Mamin has also directed and produced several television films, including the psychological thriller Morlang, which won the Bavarian Film Award for Best Film and the German Television Award for Best Movie.

In addition to his film work, Mamin has also directed numerous commercials and music videos for artists such as U2, Coldplay, and the Rolling Stones.

Throughout his career, Mamin has earned numerous awards and accolades for his work, including the Bavarian Film Award, the German Television Award, the Audience Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and the Bavarian Film Award for Best Director.

Today, Mamin continues to write and direct films, as well as to produce television and music videos. His most recent film, The Baader Meinhof Complex 2, is set to be released in 2020.

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