Germany, USA, UK, France, Italy
Together with the two directors Wolfgang Becker and Dani Levy and the producer Stefan Arndt , Tykwer founded in 1994 the production company X FILME CREATIVE POOL GmbH. In the next upcoming 7 years the company produced, 14 movies feature films. Among those films was e.g. Wolfgang Beckers film DAS LEBEN IST EINE BAUSTELLE (LIFE IS WHAT YOU GET ) which was co- written by Tom Tykwer, before he shot his second feature WINTERSCHLÄFER (WINTER SLEEPERS) in 1996 /1997.
The next feature was LOLA RENNT (RUN LOLA RUN ) in 1998 which was a great international success. lt is the most successful film of that year in Germany and achieved spectacular box office results all over the world, as e.g. in the US where over 7 Million viewers made it one of the most successful non-american movies of all times.
Tom Tykwer collaborated in his 4th film „DER KRIEGER UND DIE KAISERIN ( THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR) again with actress Franka Potente. The film was presented to a world wide audience at the Film Festival in Venice in 2000. lt was shown in 20 different countries and won the award for Best Picture in silver at the German Film Awards in 2001.
In September 2000 Tom Tykwer shot his first film in English language. HEAVEN, starring Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi was the opening film of the International Berlin Film Festival 2002 and is now nominated for the German Film Awards as Best Picture. lt is going to be released world wide throughout the year 2002. In August 2002 Tom Tykwer shot the short film TRUE starring Natalie Portman and Melchior Beslon. TRUE is part of the compilation project PARIS, JE T'AIME, in which several international filmmakers (Jean-Luc Godard, Sally Potter, Johnny Depp, Agnäs Varda, Woody Allen, etc.) each teil a story set in a different district of Paris.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Written by: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Produced by: Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela, Anthony Minghella, Maria Köpf, William Horberg, Stefan Arndt
Cinematography: Frank Griebe
Editing: Mathilde Bonnefoy
Production Design: Uli Hanisch
Costume Design: Monika Jacobs
Make-Up & Hair: Morag Ross
Sound Design: Wolfgang Schukrafft
Main Cast: Giovanni Ribisi (Filippo), Alessandro Sperduti (Ariel), Mattia Sbragia (Lieutenant Pini), Stefano Santospago (Mr. Vendice), Alberto Di Stasio (Prosecutor), Remo Girone (Filippo's Father ), Cate Blanchett (Philippa), Stefania Rocca (Regina )
Nominations and Awards
- European Screenwriter 2002
- European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma 2002
- Feature Film Selection 2002