Roland Suso Richter

Roland Suso Richter (born January 7, 1961 in Marburg) is a German film director and producer.

Roland Suso Richter
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Richter at a film premiere in 1997
Roland Suso Richter

(1961-01-07) January 7, 1961 (age 60)
OccupationFilm director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1983 – present


Richter was born in Marburg and lived there until making his Abitur in 1980 at the local Elisabethschule. Wanting to pursue a film career, he worked as an intern for video productions and as an actor on stage. In 1982, he appeared as an extra in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Veronika Voss.

A year later, he and actor Frank Röth produced their first film, Kolp [de], which was released in 1985. Many TV films followed until 14 Days to Life was released in 1997, earning Richter favorable reviews.

The 1999 film After the Truth, a fictional account of an 80-year-old Josef Mengele's trial before a German court, did not receive funding from the German film foundation due to its controversial theme. It was financed privately by lead actor Götz George and others, and received a number of awards on film festivals. He also directed Der Tunnel, a made-for-television movie loosely based on true events in Berlin following the closing of the East German border in August 1961 and the subsequent construction of the Berlin Wall.[1]

In 2003, Richter gave his English-language directing debut with the psychological thriller The I Inside, starring Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Polley, which was compared to Memento[2] and The Butterfly Effect.[3]

Another of Richter's projects was the television movie Mogadischu, an account of the hijacking of Lufthansa Flight 181 in 1977 and its subsequent storming by the GSG 9 counter-terrorism unit.


  • 1985: Kolp [de]
  • 1990: Alles Paletti (TV series)
  • 1992: Frohes Fest, Lucie! (TV film)
  • 1992: Freunde fürs Leben (TV series)
  • 1994: Svens Geheimnis (TV film)
  • 1994: Alles außer Mord: Der Name der Nelke (TV series episode)
  • 1994: Das Phantom – Die Jagd nach Dagobert (TV film)
  • 1994: Polizeiruf 110: Samstags, wenn Krieg ist (TV series episode)
  • 1995: Risiko Null – Der Tod steht auf dem Speiseplan (TV film)
  • 1997: Buddies – Leben auf der Überholspur (TV film)
  • 1997: 14 Days to Life
  • 1998: Die Bubi Scholz Story (TV film)
  • 1999: Sara Amerika
  • 1999: Nichts als die Wahrheit (distributed in the U.S. as After the Truth)
  • 2000: Eine Handvoll Gras
  • 2001: Der Tunnel (TV film)
  • 2003: The I Inside
  • 2004: Sterne leuchten auch am Tag (TV film)
  • 2005: Kein Himmel über Afrika [fr] (TV film)
  • 2006: Dresden (TV film)
  • 2007: Das Wunder von Berlin [de] (TV film)
  • 2007: Annas Alptraum kurz nach 6 (TV film)
  • 2008: Mogadischu (TV film)
  • 2010: Die Grenze (TV film)
  • 2011: Jungle Child
  • 2014: Die Spiegel-Affäre (TV film)
  • 2014: Ein todsicherer Plan (TV film)
  • 2014: Der Weg nach San José (TV film)
  • 2014: Grzimek (TV film)
  • 2016: Das Geheimnis der Hebamme (TV film)


  1. ^ Kern, Laura (April 29, 2005). "In a Divided Berlin, Digging Underground for Freedom". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Anthony Nield, "The I Inside" Review, DVD Times
  3. ^ "The I Inside" Review Archived 2006-05-08 at the Wayback Machine, Current Film

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