Detlev Buck

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Detlev Buck in Hamburg, 2010

Detlev Buck (born December 1, 1962 in Bad Segeberg ) is a German film director , actor , screenwriter and producer .

life and work

Detlev Buck grew up on his parents' farm in Nienwohld , Schleswig-Holstein , and after graduating from high school and doing community service, first completed an apprenticeship as a farmer . During his apprenticeship, at the age of 21, he made his first film First work and then? The film was released a short time after Buck was accepted at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin , where he studied from 1985 to 1989. Several of the films he made during his studies were shown years later on television or in the cinema .

In 1991 Buck founded BojeBuck Filmproduktion GbR together with Claus Boje, which was renamed BojeBuck Produktion GmbH a year later . The company produced its first feature- length film Karniggels (1991) with Bernd Michael Lade and Julia Jäger . Detlev Buck became known to a larger audience with his film Wir kann auch anders (1993, with Joachim Król and Horst Krause ). This premiered at the Berlinale in 1993 and was praised by the international jury.

Buck led at various German success films of the 1990s directed , including Männerpension (with Til Schweiger , Marie Bäumer and Heike Makatsch ), with whom he had his breakthrough. He often appears in his films as an actor or has cameo appearances . Buck was seen in the Friedrich Schiller film Kabale und Liebe (TV), directed by Leander Haußmann . He had other roles in Herr Lehmann (with Christian Ulmen ), Sonnenallee (with Alexander Scheer , Alexander Beyer , Henry Hübchen , Robert Stadlober and Katharina Thalbach ), Blue Moon and Aimée and Jaguar . At the end of September 2005 he played a leading role in the comedy NVA by Leander Haussmann.

In 2007, Hands Off Mississippi , which tells the story of a girl's fight to save his horse, was also successful in the children's and youth film category.

From November 2008 to January 2009 the shooting of Buck's film Same Same But Different took place, a love story between a German backpacker ( David Kross , whom Buck had already hired for Knallhart ) and an HIV-positive Cambodian woman . The script follows the autobiographical book Where do you also go by Benjamin auditor .

In 2012 his literary film adaptation Die Vermessung der Welt was published. In the following years he devoted himself to the film series Bibi & Tina , the four parts of which he directed. With the sequel Bibi & Tina - The series , Buck turned for the first time a television series. It was released in 2020. The film drama Asphaltgorillas was released in 2018, followed in the same year by the comedy Wuff - Follow the Dog .

As managing director of the company Silbersee Film GmbH , Buck also works as a commercial filmmaker. Between 1994 and 1996, the company produced advertising films for Flensburger Pilsener , which show Buck's typical humor. He shot commercials for Nivea with Joachim Löw .

Starting in October 2005, Buck presented the weekly program Cinematalk , in which current films were discussed, on N24 for a few months together with the journalist and film critic Knut Elstermann . Since 2010 he has been directing the humorous clips from the “Das Beste am Norden” series for NDR.

Detlev Buck was one of the founding members of the German Film Academy in 2003 . Since 2005 he has been a member of the Free Academy of the Arts Hamburg .

Private life

Detlev Buck has three daughters and lives in Berlin and Nienwohld . His daughter Bernadette Knoller is a film director.




Music videos






  • 2012: Heavy Metal meets Karniggels: Detlev Buck goes Wacken (NDR)


Web links

Commons : Detlev Buck  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. Bernadette Knoller. In: . Deutsches Filminstitut , accessed on November 21, 2018 .
  3. Brief biography of Detlev Buck .; accessed on February 2, 2016
  4. ^ Romy 2012