Anyone can hold a mini-DV camera. Anyone can get 99 euros in credit. And everyone has already written a five-minute story in school. So everyone is actually prepared to make a 99euro-film. but “99euro-films” is more. It is the proof that German films can also be wild, new, modern, funny, political and entertaining. And all that in 80 minutes. 12 young German filmmakers come together, inspire exciting young actors and go: have an idea and simply film it. Just do it and be independent. —IMDb
RP Kahl was born in 1970 and studied Acting the Ernst Busch School of Dramatic Art in Berlin/Rostock. He then founded the production company Erdbeermund Filmproduktion and made his first short “Ausgespielt” (1995). In 1997, he produced and starred in “Silvester Countdown”, directed by Oskar Roehler. Angel Express was his feature debut as a director. In 2002, he produced (and directed episodes of) the cycle of shorts 99euro-films, followed by Europe – 99euro-films 2 in 2003. He has also created several commercials and music clips, including the video to “Freie Liebe” for the band “2raumwohnung”, together with Anne Retzlaff. —german-films.de
Born in Hamburg on January 20, 1965, Matthias Glasner used to work at the Hamburg State Opera and as a film projectionist. He has lived abroad in Russia and Texas. In 1983, he started making films with Birgit Staudt, including Schicksal und Zufall (1990). Whilst also working as a musician in the band “homesweethome”, Glasner founded the Jack Film & Musikproduktion company in 1993. In 1994/95, he directed Die Mediocren, a movie depicting the complicated love-lives of two women and two men. He followed this work with Sexy Sadie (1996), his first collaboration with his friend Jürgen Vogel (with whom he had founded the film production company Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion). In Sexy Sadie, Jürgen Vogel played a serial killer who escapes from prison after a doctor tells him that he only has a few more days to live. —filmportal.de
Michael Klier was born in Karlovy Vary and lived for many years in Paris. He studied Philosophy and History in Berlin, where he also played semi-professional football. His first film Der Riese (1983), a documentary about video surveillance, won several international prizes. Thereafter, he developed his artistic signature with films such as Ueberall ist es besser, wo wir nicht sind (1989), Ostkreuz (1991), the documentary Out of America (1995), Heidi M (2001), Ein Mann boxt sich durch (2001) from 99euro-films, and Farland (2003). He has also directed a series of film portraits about François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard’s directors of photography, Henri Alekan, Juliette Binoche and others. Klier now lives and works in Berlin. —Bavaria Film
Nicolette Krebitz (born September 2, 1971 in Berlin, Germany) is a director, actress, model and singer. She is often credited as “Coco” in her creative works.
Nicolette Krebitz made her film debut at age eleven. Later, she hosted television and radio shows for children and attended the Ballett-Centre Berlin and the Fritz-Kirchhoff acting school, also in Berlin.
Krebitz has appeared in over 30 movies, but she is known best for her role in the German-language films Bandits (1997) and Der Tunnel (2001). She also appeared in the English-language film All the Queen’s Men (2001). She wrote and directed the 2001 movie Jeans and 2007’s Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald.
She is the model on the cover of New Order’s 2001 album Get Ready and its associated singles. Her image is also on the cover and in the sleeve of Terranova’s 1999 album Close the Door. She contributed vocals to the Bandits soundtrack and to the Terranova tracks Just Enough, Plastic Stress and Never. —wikipedia… read more