Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann (born 8 September 1962) is a German actor best known for playing Leutnant Hans Von Witzland in the 1993 film Stalingrad, Hauptmann Wilm Hosenfeld in The Pianist, Hermann Fegelein in Der Untergang, and Captain Englehorn in the 2005 remake of King Kong. Description above from the Wikipedia article Thomas Kretschmann, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Blade II (2002)

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A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Leonor Varela  •  Norman Reedus

A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guillermo del Toro
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Leonor Varela  •  Norman Reedus

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

Head in the Clouds (2004)

A romantic drama set in 1930s England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Thomas Kretschmann

A romantic drama set in 1930s England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stuart Townsend  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Immortal (2004)

In the distant future, Earth is occupied by ancient gods and genetically altered humans. When a god is sentenced to death he seeks a new human host and a woman to bear his child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enki Bilal
CAST:  Linda Hardy  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Frédéric Pierrot

In the distant future, Earth is occupied by ancient gods and genetically altered humans. When a god is sentenced to death he seeks a new human host and a woman to bear his child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enki Bilal
CAST:  Linda Hardy  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Frédéric Pierrot

In Tranzit (2007)

Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this drama stars Thomas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Roberts
CAST:  Daniel Brühl  •  Vera Farmiga  •  John Lynch  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this drama stars Thomas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Roberts
CAST:  Daniel Brühl  •  Vera Farmiga  •  John Lynch  •  Thomas Kretschmann

King Kong (2005)

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In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Jack Black  •  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Jack Black  •  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

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As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice finds out that the people that died from the previous incident at the Umbrella Corporation have turned into zombies. She then joins a small band of elite soldiers, who are enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Witt
CAST:  Milla Jovovich  •  Sienna Guillory  •  Oded Fehr  •  Thomas Kretschmann

As the city is locked down under quarantine, Alice finds out that the people that died from the previous incident at the Umbrella Corporation have turned into zombies. She then joins a small band of elite soldiers, who are enlisted to rescue the missing daughter of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Witt
CAST:  Milla Jovovich  •  Sienna Guillory  •  Oded Fehr  •  Thomas Kretschmann

Snowland (2005)

Based on the novel Hohaj by Elisabeth Rynell, it depicts the devastation felt by Elizabeth, a woman who had lost her husband in a car accident and wants to leave her three young children to join him in death by wandering out into the snowy deserts of Lapland. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans W. Geißendörfer
CAST:  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Julia Jentsch  •  Maria Schrader  •  Ulrich Mühe

Based on the novel Hohaj by Elisabeth Rynell, it depicts the devastation felt by Elizabeth, a woman who had lost her husband in a car accident and wants to leave her three young children to join him in death by wandering out into the snowy deserts of Lapland. As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans W. Geißendörfer
CAST:  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Julia Jentsch  •  Maria Schrader  •  Ulrich Mühe

Stalingrad (1993)

"Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the platoon leads his men to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Vilsmaier
CAST:  Dominique Horwitz  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Jochen Nickel  •  Sebastian Rudolph

"Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the platoon leads his men to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Vilsmaier
CAST:  Dominique Horwitz  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Jochen Nickel  •  Sebastian Rudolph

The Pianist (2002)

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The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Frank Finlay  •  Maureen Lipman

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Frank Finlay  •  Maureen Lipman

U-571 (2000)

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In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Mostow
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Bill Paxton  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jon Bon Jovi

In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Mostow
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Bill Paxton  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jon Bon Jovi

The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dario Argento
CAST:  Asia Argento  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Marco Leonardi  •  Luigi Diberti

A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dario Argento
CAST:  Asia Argento  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Marco Leonardi  •  Luigi Diberti

Queen Margot (1994)

Paris, Kingdom of France, August 18, 1572. To avoid the outbreak of a religious war, the Catholic princess Marguerite de Valois, sister of the feeble King Charles IX, marries the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Chéreau
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Vincent Perez

Paris, Kingdom of France, August 18, 1572. To avoid the outbreak of a religious war, the Catholic princess Marguerite de Valois, sister of the feeble King Charles IX, marries the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrice Chéreau
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Vincent Perez

Next (2007)

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tory Kittles  •  Enzo Cilenti

Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tory Kittles  •  Enzo Cilenti

In Enemy Hands (2005)

At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Giglio
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Scott Caan  •  Lauren Holly  •  Clark Gregg

At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Giglio
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Scott Caan  •  Lauren Holly  •  Clark Gregg

Grimm Love (2006)

In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Weisz
CAST:  Keri Russell  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Thomas Huber  •  Rainier Meissner

In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Weisz
CAST:  Keri Russell  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Thomas Huber  •  Rainier Meissner

Miss Diamond (1999)

Diamonds are a girls best friends, so when an exhibition of the first diamonds ever discovered in Germany is announced, Lana thinks it is her duty to steal them. And so she does, since Lana is a diamond thief, a very good diamond thief. But the unexpected happens: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Karen
CAST:  Sandra Speichert  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Michael Mendl  •  Udo Kier

Diamonds are a girls best friends, so when an exhibition of the first diamonds ever discovered in Germany is announced, Lana thinks it is her duty to steal them. And so she does, since Lana is a diamond thief, a very good diamond thief. But the unexpected happens: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Karen
CAST:  Sandra Speichert  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Michael Mendl  •  Udo Kier

Brennendes Herz (1995)

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DIRECTION:  Peter Patzak
CAST:  Helmut Griem  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Claudia Michelsen  •  Dieter Laser

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DIRECTION:  Peter Patzak
CAST:  Helmut Griem  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Claudia Michelsen  •  Dieter Laser

Women (1995)

Every Sunday, Mary, Alice and Joan, three long-time friends, find themselves at the pool to talk about their love affairs. Mary, who is a stockbroker, leads her love life with meetings. One night she is raped by Franck in a nightclub toilet. The young woman then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Azuelos  •  Patrick Alessandrin
CAST:  Marine Delterme  •  Florence Thomassin  •  Amira Casar  •  Vincent Cassel

Every Sunday, Mary, Alice and Joan, three long-time friends, find themselves at the pool to talk about their love affairs. Mary, who is a stockbroker, leads her love life with meetings. One night she is raped by Franck in a nightclub toilet. The young woman then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisa Azuelos  •  Patrick Alessandrin
CAST:  Marine Delterme  •  Florence Thomassin  •  Amira Casar  •  Vincent Cassel

The Big Bang (2011)

A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper but the job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must contend with a brutal Russian Boxer, three brash LAPD ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Krantz
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Sienna Guillory  •  William Fichtner

A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper but the job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must contend with a brutal Russian Boxer, three brash LAPD ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Krantz
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Sienna Guillory  •  William Fichtner
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