Life and work
Reinhard Hauff was born the son of a government director. His older brother is the TV director and producer Eberhard Hauff.
Reinhard Hauff studied after high school first German Literature, Theatre Studies and Sociology. He broke off his studies to be editing and assistant director in television. The good cooperation with Michael Pfleghar and Rolf von Sydow initially led to a specialization in entertainment substances.
In 1968 he turned to documentaries. The following year, from a screenplay by Peter goggle and Volker Koch his first feature film, The revolt arose. The plot is about an insurance clerk who one day the job throws, joins the student protest and then end up on the slippery slope. The main actor Hans Brenner played the following year, the title character in Mathias Kneissl, a movie about the eponymous Bavarian robbers turn of the century. Includes traditional actors like Gustl Bayrhammer and Ruth Drexel also had the director colleagues Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Volker Schlöndorff and Franz Peter Wirth Starring roles.
In 1973, Hauff, together with Volker Schlöndorff the film production company Bioscope. This created one of political and artistic independence and was able to realize important films of the New German Cinema of the 1970s.
The greatest successes of Reinhard Hauff as a director were regulars Home, a film about the trial of the RAF terrorists in prison master home in 1986, and the film version of the Berlin musicals of the Grips Theatre line 1 1988. At the Berlinale 1986 saw master home for a scandal because the jury president Gina Lollobrigida the democratic decision of the jury refused to confidentiality during the award ceremony broke open and announced its rejection of the film.
Reinhard Hauff was from 1993 to 2005 director of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin ( DFFB ).