Ulrich Matthes

Ulrich Matthes was born in Berlin. He studied acting in the early 1980's in Berlin under Else Bongers. Ulrich Matthes studied German and English, because he really wanted to become a teacher, so he also took private acting lessons during his studies. His first engagement brought him to the Vereinigte Bühnen in Krefeld, where he played the title role in "Prinz Friedrich von Homburg". Later he came to Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, the Bavarian State Theatre, the Munich Studio Theater and the Schaubühne place. Since the 2004/2005 season, he is member of the ensemble at Deutsches Theater in Berlin. In the 2004 movieThe Ninth Day, he plays Fr. Henri Kremer, a Catholic priest imprisoned at Dachau. In 2005 he was voted "Actor of the Year" by 'Theater heute' magazine for his performance in Edward Albees' "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". Ulrich Matthes has also dubbed many American actors such as Kenneth Braga, Malcom McDowell, Charlie Sheen, Ralph Fiennes, and Richard Thomas. Description above from the Wikia site Hitler Parody, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikia.

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Downfall (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Hirschbiegel
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Corinna Harfouch  •  Ulrich Matthes

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Hirschbiegel
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Corinna Harfouch  •  Ulrich Matthes

The Ninth Day (2004)

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  August Diehl  •  Hilmar Thate  •  Bibiana Beglau

A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  August Diehl  •  Hilmar Thate  •  Bibiana Beglau

Aimée & Jaguar (1999)

In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women – one a Jewish member of the underground, the other an exemplar of Nazi motherhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Färberböck
CAST:  Maria Schrader  •  Juliane Köhler  •  Johanna Wokalek  •  Heike Makatsch

In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women – one a Jewish member of the underground, the other an exemplar of Nazi motherhood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Färberböck
CAST:  Maria Schrader  •  Juliane Köhler  •  Johanna Wokalek  •  Heike Makatsch

The Notebook (2013)

In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.  (more)

DIRECTION:  János Szász
CAST:  András Gyémánt  •  László Gyémánt  •  Piroska Molnár  •  Ulrich Thomsen

In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.  (more)

DIRECTION:  János Szász
CAST:  András Gyémánt  •  László Gyémánt  •  Piroska Molnár  •  Ulrich Thomsen

Neue Vahr Süd (2010)

Frank Lehmann, 20, still lives with his parents in the dreary high-rise housing project "Neue Vahr" in Bremen. It's the year 1980 and Frank gets drafted to the army even though his friends assure him that "he's not really the guy for it". When he gets back home, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hermine Huntgeburth
CAST:  Frederick Lau  •  Eike Weinreich  •  Rosalie Thomass  •  Miriam Stein

Frank Lehmann, 20, still lives with his parents in the dreary high-rise housing project "Neue Vahr" in Bremen. It's the year 1980 and Frank gets drafted to the army even though his friends assure him that "he's not really the guy for it". When he gets back home, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hermine Huntgeburth
CAST:  Frederick Lau  •  Eike Weinreich  •  Rosalie Thomass  •  Miriam Stein

November Child (2008)

Malchow, German Democratic Republic, 1980. 20-year-old Anne is hiding Juri, a deserter of the Red Army. The two fall in love with each other. But their love is threatened: there is an arrest warrant and possibly a death sentence waiting for Juri. The two leave the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Schwochow
CAST:  Anna Maria Mühe  •  Ulrich Matthes  •  Christine Schorn  •  Hermann Beyer

Malchow, German Democratic Republic, 1980. 20-year-old Anne is hiding Juri, a deserter of the Red Army. The two fall in love with each other. But their love is threatened: there is an arrest warrant and possibly a death sentence waiting for Juri. The two leave the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Schwochow
CAST:  Anna Maria Mühe  •  Ulrich Matthes  •  Christine Schorn  •  Hermann Beyer

Herr Ober! (1992)

The former waiter Ernst Held believes himself to be called higher and seeks self-realization as a poet. When he recites poems to his wife's beautician in an ambiguous situation, his wife puts him out the door. Completely destitute, the thwarted poet must therefore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerhard Polt  •  Fred Unger
CAST:  Gerhard Polt  •  Christiane Hörbiger  •  Ulrike Kriener  •  Robert Meyer

The former waiter Ernst Held believes himself to be called higher and seeks self-realization as a poet. When he recites poems to his wife's beautician in an ambiguous situation, his wife puts him out the door. Completely destitute, the thwarted poet must therefore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerhard Polt  •  Fred Unger
CAST:  Gerhard Polt  •  Christiane Hörbiger  •  Ulrike Kriener  •  Robert Meyer

Cracks in the Shell (2012)

An insecure drama student is given the lead role in a play by her director, but the role she is supposed to play is at odds with her real personality. The fusion of her stage persona and her real life persona becomes a psychological tour de force for the young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Schwochow
CAST:  Stine Fischer Christensen  •  Ulrich Noethen  •  Dagmar Manzel  •  Christina Drechsler

An insecure drama student is given the lead role in a play by her director, but the role she is supposed to play is at odds with her real personality. The fusion of her stage persona and her real life persona becomes a psychological tour de force for the young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Schwochow
CAST:  Stine Fischer Christensen  •  Ulrich Noethen  •  Dagmar Manzel  •  Christina Drechsler

Calm at Sea (2012)

October 1941. Eighteen months into France’s occupation by German troops, young Communist members of the Resistance shoot dead an officer of the German Army. In retaliation, Hitler demands the deaths of 150 Frenchmen, as 'retribution'. The targets are to be mostly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  Jean-Marc Roulot  •  Marc Barbé  •  Jacob Matschenz

October 1941. Eighteen months into France’s occupation by German troops, young Communist members of the Resistance shoot dead an officer of the German Army. In retaliation, Hitler demands the deaths of 150 Frenchmen, as 'retribution'. The targets are to be mostly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  Jean-Marc Roulot  •  Marc Barbé  •  Jacob Matschenz

Traffic Affairs (2004)

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DIRECTION:  Nicolai Albrecht
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  Anna Brüggemann  •  Ivan Shvedoff  •  Michael Ojake

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DIRECTION:  Nicolai Albrecht
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  Anna Brüggemann  •  Ivan Shvedoff  •  Michael Ojake

Rider of the Flames (1998)

Feuerreiter is an elegant period drama that begins in Frankfurt in 1796. Through his friend, Baron von Sinclair, romantic and rebellious poet Friedrich Hölderlin secures the position of a private tutor in the home of a banker named Gontard. He is soon torn between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nina Grosse
CAST:  Martin Feifel  •  Marianne Denicourt  •  Ulrich Mühe  •  Matthias Faber

Feuerreiter is an elegant period drama that begins in Frankfurt in 1796. Through his friend, Baron von Sinclair, romantic and rebellious poet Friedrich Hölderlin secures the position of a private tutor in the home of a banker named Gontard. He is soon torn between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nina Grosse
CAST:  Martin Feifel  •  Marianne Denicourt  •  Ulrich Mühe  •  Matthias Faber

Nikolaikirche (1995)

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DIRECTION:  Frank Beyer
CAST:  Barbara Auer  •  Ulrich Matthes  •  Annemone Haase  •  Ulrich Mühe

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DIRECTION:  Frank Beyer
CAST:  Barbara Auer  •  Ulrich Matthes  •  Annemone Haase  •  Ulrich Mühe

Abgehauen (1998)

The movie tells a true story in the life of well-known German actor Manfred Krug. Living in the German Democratic Republic he is forced to leave the country after protesting against the expatriation of singer/songwriter Wolf Biermann in 1976.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Beyer
CAST:  Karoline Eichhorn  •  Ann-Kathrin Kramer  •  Uwe Kockisch  •  Jürgen Hentsch

The movie tells a true story in the life of well-known German actor Manfred Krug. Living in the German Democratic Republic he is forced to leave the country after protesting against the expatriation of singer/songwriter Wolf Biermann in 1976.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Beyer
CAST:  Karoline Eichhorn  •  Ann-Kathrin Kramer  •  Uwe Kockisch  •  Jürgen Hentsch

Wintersleepers (1997)

Young blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, local cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car and gets into a car crash with local Theo, whose daughter, after being in coma ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  Marie-Lou Sellem  •  Floriane Daniel  •  Heino Ferch

Young blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, local cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car and gets into a car crash with local Theo, whose daughter, after being in coma ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  Marie-Lou Sellem  •  Floriane Daniel  •  Heino Ferch

Die vierte Gewalt (2016)

Freelance journalist Jan Schulte hopes for a job at the online portal of Berlin newspaper “Die Republik” when he discovers a potential scandal. Federal minister of health Elisabeth Stade apparently helped her brother’s search for a heart transplant by moving him up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brigitte Bertele
CAST:  Franziska Weisz  •  Benno Fürmann  •  Jördis Triebel  •  Devid Striesow

Freelance journalist Jan Schulte hopes for a job at the online portal of Berlin newspaper “Die Republik” when he discovers a potential scandal. Federal minister of health Elisabeth Stade apparently helped her brother’s search for a heart transplant by moving him up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brigitte Bertele
CAST:  Franziska Weisz  •  Benno Fürmann  •  Jördis Triebel  •  Devid Striesow

The Missing Woman (2016)

An award-winning performer trio and a sophisticated story characterize the thrilling TV thriller "The Missing Woman". From the naive betrayed to the tough revenge angel Corinna Harfouch turns into the lead role. At her side, Ulrich Matthes silently plays a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Horst Sczerba
CAST:  Corinna Harfouch  •  Jörg Hartmann  •  Ulrich Matthes  •  David Bredin

An award-winning performer trio and a sophisticated story characterize the thrilling TV thriller "The Missing Woman". From the naive betrayed to the tough revenge angel Corinna Harfouch turns into the lead role. At her side, Ulrich Matthes silently plays a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Horst Sczerba
CAST:  Corinna Harfouch  •  Jörg Hartmann  •  Ulrich Matthes  •  David Bredin

Exiled (2016)

In the final years of World War I a retired German field medic is sent to a remote sanatorium for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic mental disorders. There he encounters a strange, dreamlike state of existence that challenges his own war-torn mind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dāvis Sīmanis Jr.
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  Agnese Budovska  •  Dmitrijs Jaldovs  •  Leonīds Lencs

In the final years of World War I a retired German field medic is sent to a remote sanatorium for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic mental disorders. There he encounters a strange, dreamlike state of existence that challenges his own war-torn mind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dāvis Sīmanis Jr.
CAST:  Ulrich Matthes  •  Agnese Budovska  •  Dmitrijs Jaldovs  •  Leonīds Lencs

Open the Wall (2014)

A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Schwochow
CAST:  Charly Hübner  •  Milan Peschel  •  Ulrich Matthes  •  Rainer Bock

A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Schwochow
CAST:  Charly Hübner  •  Milan Peschel  •  Ulrich Matthes  •  Rainer Bock

About Jenny Holzer (2011)

Director Claudia Muller follows the career of conceptual artist Jenny Holzer in this documentary that's as illuminating as her trademark LED displays. For over 30 years, Holzer has used a variety of unusual backdrops for her text installations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claudia Müller
CAST:  Jenny Holzer  •  Joel Kirby  •  Ulrich Matthes

Director Claudia Muller follows the career of conceptual artist Jenny Holzer in this documentary that's as illuminating as her trademark LED displays. For over 30 years, Holzer has used a variety of unusual backdrops for her text installations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claudia Müller
CAST:  Jenny Holzer  •  Joel Kirby  •  Ulrich Matthes
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