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Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann (born 8 September 1962) is a German actor who has also performed in Hollywood movies.

Kretschmann was born in Dessau, former East Germany. Before he became an actor, Kretschmann trained to become an Olympic swimmer. At the age of 19 he left East Germany and began a month-long trek to West Germany to escape the East German regime. During this trek he lost part of a finger, but it was surgically reattached. Kretschmann crossed four borders with nothing other than his passport and the equivalent of $100 in his possession.

At the age of 25, he began acting, starring in numerous European films and television series. In 1991, Kretschmann was awarded the Wobbly Max Ophüls Prize for best young actor for his role in Der Mitwisser. He achieved international recognition for his role as a rapist/murderer in Dario Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome. Popular in his native country, Kretschmann did not achieve fame in Hollywood until his role as Capt. Wilm Hosenfeld in Roman Polanski's 2002 film The Pianist. Kretschmann has since portrayed several military officers of the Third Reich period. Kretschmann played SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, a member of Adolf Hitler's personal entourage, in Der Untergang (Downfall) in 2004. In 2008 he played Major Otto Ernst Remer in the historical thriller Valkyrie. He also played Adolf Eichmann in the 2007 film about the man himself.

Perhaps alluding to his roles as a German in Nazi time, Kretschmann also played Timothy Cain in Resident Evil: Apocalypse, as a ruthless Umbrella Major. This character was also partly inspired by Kretschmann's character Max from the television series 24.

In the same year as Apocalypse, he appeared in the French film Immortal with Linda Hardy. The film was notable for its use of a digital backlot and interaction between Computer-generated characters and real actors.

In 2005, Kretschmann won a role in Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong, where he worked again with Adrien Brody, with whom he costarred in The Pianist.

The following year, Kretschmann began to win acclaim for his role in Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story (Rohtenburg in Germany). A psychological thriller, the movie co-stars Keri Russell and was inspired by the Armin Meiwes cannibalism case. It was scheduled for a March 2006 release in Germany, but its showing is under injunction after Meiwes successfully sued to have it banned on grounds of infringement of his Persönlichkeitsrecht (personality rights). At the 2006 Festival de Cine de Sitges, Kretschmann shared the Best Actor award for his performance in this film with his co-star Thomas Huber. Kretschmann also shared Best Actor with Huber at the 2007 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

Kretschmann is also currently the new face for the new scent by Hugo Boss. Kretschmann lives in Los Angeles. He's currently working in Budapest as the lead actor in a 1960 post-war drama.

Kretschmann has 3 children with his girlfriend, Lena: Nicolas, Stella and Sascha.

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Schneeland (film)

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Schneeland (German: "Snowland") is a 2005 film written and directed by German filmmaker Hans W. Geissendörfer. Based on the novel Hohaj by Elisabeth Rynell, it depicts the devastation felt by Elizabeth (Maria Schrader), 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 she wanders through the snow, Elizabeth discovers the story of Aron (Thomas Kretschmann) and Ina (Julia Jentsch), a couple who overcame dark secrets and over-controlling family members to be with each other. Elizabeth draws hope from their story and gains the courage to return home to her life and her children.

Schneeland premiered in January 2005 at the Sundance Film Festival and was released nationwide in German later that month. At the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Awards) in 2005, it was nominated for four awards including Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. It won for Best Cinematography.

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Hans W. Geißendörfer

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Hans W. Geißendörfer (born 6 April 1941) is a German movie director and producer.

Director of Oscar-Nominated The Glass Cell (1978, starring Brigitte Fossey) and 16 other movies (The Wild Duck starring Jean Seberg; The Magic Mountain starring Rod Steiger; Justice), he is creator of TV-Series Lindenstraße (since 1985). His drama Snowland (2005, starring Julia Jentsch and Thomas Kretschmann) won the Special Grand Prize at the Montréal World Film Festival.

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Wilm Hosenfeld

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Wilm Hosenfeld (full name: Wilhelm Hosenfeld; May 2, 1895 in Mackenzell, Hessen-Nassau, Germany–August 13, 1952 near Stalingrad), originally a teacher, was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of captain by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland. He is perhaps most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman survive hidden in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944.

He was born into the family of a conservative and pious Catholic teacher near Fulda. Family life had a Catholic character and Christian social justice work was emphasised during his education. He was influenced by the Catholic Action and Church-inspired social work, but also by Prussian obedience, by German patriotism, and during his marriage by the increasing pacifism of his own wife Annemarie. He was also influenced by the Wandervogel movement and its adherents. He served in World War I from 1914 and was wounded in 1917.

Hosenfeld was drafted into the Wehrmacht in August 1939 and stationed in Poland from mid-September 1939 until his capture by the Soviet Army on January 17, 1945. His first destination was Pabianice, where he was involved in the building and running of a POW camp. Next stop, from December 1939, was Wegrów, where he remained until his battalion was moved another 30 km away to Jadów at the end of May 1940. He was finally transferred to Warsaw in July 1940, where he spent the rest of the war, for the most part attached to Wach-Bataillon (watch battalion) 660, part of the Wach-Regiment Warschau, where he served as a staff officer as well as the battalion sports officer.

Although a member of the Nazi Party since 1935, Hosenfeld grew disillusioned with the party and Nazi policies as time passed and, especially, as he saw how Poles, and later on Jews, were treated. He and several fellow German Army officers felt sympathy for all peoples of occupied Poland; ashamed of what some of their countrymen were doing, they offered help to those they could whenever possible.

Hosenfeld befriended numerous Poles and even made an effort to learn their language. He also attended Holy Mass (Latin rite), received Holy Communion, and went to confession in Polish churches, even though this was forbidden by official Nazi decree. His actions on behalf of Poles began as early as autumn 1939 when he allowed, against regulations, Polish POWs access to their families and even pushed (successfully) for the early release of at least one. During his time in Warsaw, he used his position to give refuge to people, regardless of their background (he gave refuge to at least one politically persecuted anti-Nazi ethnic German as well), who were in danger of persecution—even arrest by the Gestapo, sometimes by getting them the requisite papers and jobs at the sports stadium that was under his oversight.

Hosenfeld was captured by the Soviets at Błonie, a small Polish city about 30 km west of Warsaw, with the men of a Wehrmacht company he was leading. He was sentenced to 25 years at hard labor for alleged war crimes simply on account of his unit affiliation. He was tortured by the Soviet secret services, as they believed Hosenfeld had been active in the German Abwehr or even the Sicherheitsdienst. Despite the Polish and Jewish citizens who filed petitions on his behalf, the Soviets refused to believe that he had not been involved in war crimes. He died in Soviet captivity on August 13, 1952, shortly before 10:00 in the evening, from rupture of the thoracic aorta.

Hosenfeld was played by Thomas Kretschmann in The Pianist, a film based on Szpilman's memoirs.

In October 2007 Wilm Hosenfeld was honored by the president of Poland Lech Kaczynski with a Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (Polish: Krzyż Komandorski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski).

Szpilman's son, Andrzej Szpilman, has long called for Yad Vashem to honor Wilm Hosenfeld as a Righteous Among the Nations, non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue Jews. Along with him, the Szpilman family and thousands of others are asking that Hosenfeld be recognized in this way for his acts of kindness throughout the war. On February 16, 2009 Yad Vashem announced that Capt. Wilm Hosenfeld will be posthumously recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.

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The Pianist (soundtrack)

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The Pianist: Music from the Motion Picture is the original soundtrack, on the Sony Classical label, of the 2002 Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated film The Pianist starring Adrien Brody (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as "Wladyslaw Szpilman" in this film), Thomas Kretschmann and Frank Finlay. The score was composed by Wojciech Kilar.

The music was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music (but lost to the music of The Hours) and won the César Award for Best Music Written for a Film.

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Rohtenburg

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Rohtenburg (also known as Grimm Love) is a 2007 psychological horror film inspired by the Armin Meiwes cannibal murder case. The film is directed by music-video specialist Martin Weisz and written by T.S. Faull. The producers made Igby Goes Down.

Keri Russell plays Katie Armstrong, an American student in Germany studying criminal psychology. She chooses a notorious subject for her thesis: the cannibal killer Oliver Hartwin (played by Thomas Kretschmann). Hartwin dreamed of eating a willing victim, and thanks to the internet, he was able to find a volunteer, Simon Grombeck (played by Thomas Huber).

The story is told in non-linear fashion as Katie researches these men and their pasts. Events culminate in Katie's discovery of a snuff tape that documents the crime.

Rohtenburg was scheduled for release in Germany on March 9, 2006. In March 2006, the film was banned by a German court for infringing the personal rights of Armin Meiwes, but the film has been sold for international release and will be shown worldwide.

The film had its World Premiere at London FrightFest Film Festival on August 27, 2006 under the title Grimm Love.

In October 2006, the film won four awards at the Festival de Cine de Sitges: Best Director, Best Actor (Thomas Kretschmann and Thomas Huber), and Best Cinematography. It won the Melies d'Argent at the Luxembourg International Film Festival. In July 2007, the film won Best Director and Best Actor (Thomas Kretschman and Thomas Huber) at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

The film has also screened at Austin's SXSW Festival, among others, in advance of its US release.

In one of the scenes where it shows the older Oliver on the cannibal forums, the topic names are actually song names by death metal band, Cannibal Corpse. Such names include Meat Hook Sodomy, I Will Kill You, I Cum Blood and Orgasm Through Torture.

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse

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Resident Evil: Apocalypse or Biohazard: Apocalypse (バイオハザード: アポカリプス Baiohazādo: Apokaripusu) is a 2004 science fiction action horror film. It is the second installment in the series of film adaptations based on the Capcom survival horror game series Resident Evil. Borrowing elements from the video games Resident Evil 2, 3: Nemesis, and Code: Veronica, the film follows the heroine Alice, who has escaped the underground Umbrella facility, and must band with other survivors including Jill Valentine and escape Raccoon City, before it's too late. The film was directed by Alexander Witt and produced by Paul W. S. Anderson.

The film begins with Alice (Milla Jovovich) recalling the key events from the first film. The Umbrella Corporation sends in a research team to re-open the complex. The entire team is slaughtered by zombies and Lickers who have been sealed within the complex. The virus and infectious zombies will make their way to the surface, Umbrella establishes a security perimeter around the city to keep the citizens in a quarantined area.

Alice wakes up in a downtown hospital, recalling her recent memories. As she awakes she finds herself in a hospital room. She rips IVs and various probes, wires and tubes from her body. As she exits the hospital, she recognizes the virus has escaped causing devastation in the streets and makes her way to a police car where she grabs a shotgun from the front seat.

As civilians reach the checkpoints, Umbrella operatives screen them for traces of any infection, until Major Timothy Cain (Thomas Kretschmann), orders all checkpoints to be closed, as the infection already reached the gates, and then he informs the remaining citizens to return to their homes. No one responds to the order, and the military threatens them after hoaxing a shoot-out.

Dr. Charles Ashford (Jared Harris), a key Umbrella scientist and creator of the T-Virus, has refused extraction by Umbrella until he has his daughter Angela (Sophie Vavasseur). As he hacks into Raccoon City's network of closed circuit cameras, he determines she is hiding out in her school and contacts Alice and her group.

Elsewhere, Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and two other Umbrella soldiers Nicholai Ginovaef (Zack Ward) and Yuri Loginov link up with multiple Special Tactics And Rescue Service units. Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) (a S.T.A.R.S. unit member) together with former Raccoon News weatherwoman Terri Morales (Sandrine Holt) and Peyton Wells (Razaaq Adoti) retreat to a church, where they are attacked by Lickers before being saved by Alice. In the church Terri is recording their encounters with the zombies and other monsters.

When the infection reached critical stages, Umbrella dispatched their Nemesis program (Matthew G. Taylor) to kill all remaining Special Tactics And Rescue Service operatives and as many of the undead as possible. However when he encounters L.J. Wayne (Mike Epps), and thirteen other members of S.T.A.R.S, they open fire on him, before he guns them down, sparing only L.J.'s life. The Nemesis subsequently killed Peyton, who mutated afterward and was shot in the head by Jill.

Ashford revealed Umbrella's plan for sanitizing Raccoon City: obliteration via nuclear bomb. Inside the school, the group encounter Carlos and his team, who have also been given the same offer. Terri Morales was mauled by the mutated schoolchildren when she mistook one of the mutated children for Angela. Her death was recorded with the camcorder that she had used.

Jill managed to find Angela in the very classroom where Terri was killed. While trying to escape, Jill Valentine was attacked by the mutated K-9 Unit dogs. Umbrella soldier Nicholai Ginovaef came to her rescue, but was eventually killed by the dogs. Alice met up with both Jill Valentine and Angela Ashford after saving them from the attacks of the dogs.

Alice and the other survivors are confronted by Major Cain. Cain had been aware of Ashford's plan, captured him, and kills him, forcing Alice to fight Nemesis for her friends' lives. She realizes his true identity (her friend, Matt Addison) and refuses to deliver the killing blow. Her mercy appears to rekindle a trace of Nemesis's former humanity, and they join forces and attack the Umbrella troops. While Nemesis is killed in the fight, Alice and the others escape in the helicopter piloted by L.J.. Major Cain was thrown off the helicopter by Alice, and was eaten alive by the rest of the zombies after his attempt to commit suicide failed (with, ironically, the reanimated Dr. Ashford being the first to get to him).

The N-2 Missile flies above Raccoon City, reaching the towers, and then obliterates the whole city. The shock wave dislodges a piece of metal that hurtles towards Angela. Alice leaps in front of her and is impaled by it. The helicopter then crashes into the Arklay Mountains. Alice is recovered by Umbrella, the rest of the occupants escape before the crash site is located. Terri's video is recovered and released, and flashes of news scenes appear. At first the scenes show a public suspicious of Umbrella, but it is soon revealed that Umbrella hushed up the incident by explaining that the nuclear explosion was caused by a failed reactor. By the end of the series of news clips, Terri's video seems to have been regarded as a hoax, and those featured in it are called in by the police for questioning.

Alice is taken to an Umbrella research station, after several weeks she awakens in a water tank, completely regenerated from her injuries. Led by Umbrella scientist Dr. Isaacs (Iain Glen), the doctors query her. She says with contempt "My name is Alice… and I remember everything." She fights her way out of the facility showing some of her darkest powers yet, only to be surrounded by dozens of armed guards. Jill, Carlos and L.J., disguised as Umbrella employees, pull up in an SUV. Carlos shows the guards a written order placing Alice in his custody. The guards stand down and Alice enters the waiting vehicle only to see Angela in the back seat. Angela asks Alice if she is alright, to which Alice doesn't respond. Dr. Isaacs is shown announcing "Program Alice Activated," and the film comes to an end.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse was first discussed by Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson while promoting Resident Evil. Anderson stated that he began writing the screenplay for the second film after completing the first. He revealed an idea to have Jill Valentine meeting up with Alice, however this idea was scrapped as he wanted two separate stories occurring at the same time. Anderson mentioned the film would go ahead if the first film was a success and promised that "the sequel will be even better" stating that "there is more of the story to be told." The sequel was officially greenlit by Sony in mid 2002, however Anderson chose not to direct but rather stay on as the film's producer and writer due to commitments to Alien vs. Predator.

Alexander Witt was hired by Sony to direct the sequel. Milla Jovovich confirmed her character would return in the sequel if the first film was successful, and when the film was greenlit, Jovovich officially signed on. In March 2002, Eric Mabius (who played Matt Addison in the first film), confirmed the story would revolve around his character becoming Nemesis. He also revealed he would portray the character and study his movements whilst playing Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, however before production began he pulled out and Matthew G. Taylor was cast as Nemesis. It was reported that Gina Philips would appear as Claire Redfield and Natasha Henstridge as Jill Valentine, however both actresses left before production began. Sienna Guillory was cast to portray Jill Valentine and Oded Fehr was cast as Carlos Olivera, while Claire Redfield's role was scrapped after Emily Bergl dropped the role. The role was later offered to Ali Larter in the film's sequel Extinction. Jason Isaacs was originally intended to return and portray Dr. William Birkin, however passed on the role and the characters name was changed to Dr. Isaacs, with Iain Glen being cast in the role.

Jack Noseworthy was originally rumored to portray Brad Vickers, however this was later revealed as a rumor. Two weeks before production began, Jared Harris was cast as a new character called Dr. Ashford who developed and produced the T-Virus.

In March 2002, it was revealed the film would borrow plot elements from Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, as the film's subtitle was revealed as being "Resident Evil: Nemesis". It was also revealed the film would include new characters from the video game series such as Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Carlos Olivera, Dr. William Birkin and Nemesis. In April 2003, it was confirmed that the story would begin minutes after the ending of the first film, where Alice is a survivor lurking amongst the ruins of Raccoon City.

The film borrowed numerous elements from the game series including re-enactments of certain scenes from the games, such as Alice running through a building with an Umbrella helicopter firing at her, up to the point where she drops her gun, falls, re-grabs it and fires, which is reminiscent to the introduction scene of Resident Evil Code: Veronica. Another scene involves where Raccoon City is overrun by zombies, and the police and Umbrella mercenaries are fighting back, up to the point in which a zombie reflects off a fallen police helmet, which is reminiscent to the introduction scene of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Other scenes involve the launching a missile to destroy Raccoon City and the attack at the graveyard scene.

The film references Resident Evil such as the crash site of the helicopter being located in the Arklay Forest near the Arklay Mountains, where the Resident Evil series first began. Other similarities include Jill basing her moves from the first game. The recording of Terri's death is similar to Kenneth's death which is also recorded. A white goddess statue can be seen in the church as artwork of goddesses has a large role within the puzzles in the Resident Evil series. Whilst walking on the Arklay Overpass, Jill speculates that there is no way out, and that Ashford may just be watching them on the cameras, as if the whole thing were some sort of sick game. The games themselves use a fixed camera perspective, and in most of the earlier games resembles a mounted camera's perspective. Another similarity includes where Jill finds a gun under a pew, mirroring the game when you find ammo or weapons in certain areas.

The film references Resident Evil 2 such as when Alice visits the gun shop which is similar to Kendo's Gun Shop. Angela Ashford's character is based on Sherry Birkin, as they are both children, dressed in school uniforms, and in need of rescue. Both of their fathers are also researchers working for Umbrella. The Ashford name, however, comes from the founders of Umbrella revealed in Resident Evil : Code Veronica. The film also references Resident Evil 3: Nemesis such as Jill wearing the same outfit. Nemesis is a character taken directly from the game, and also mentions "S.T.A.R.S." on numerous occasions.

Actors portraying zombies were trained at a zombie "boot camp" where they were coached to act as zen-zombies and liquid zombies. Anderson and other crew members intended to make the zombies move faster but decided that it would be breaking a fundamental element of the games. The design for Nemesis was to include an actor in a suit (Matthew G. Taylor) with only special-effects applied to certain parts of the character's body, such as the eye. The Lickers were fully computer-generated, though the use of physical puppets was originally considered.To avert issues faced during production, the CGI work of the lickers began early. The film was filmed on location in Canada, with the film entering pre-production stages in mid 2003. Principal photography was slated to originally begin in July 2003, before being bumped up to August 6, 2003.

The film was shot in Ontario, Canada, with Toronto and its surrounding suburbs being a stand-in for Raccoon City. Toronto City Hall and Exhibition Place (namely the National Trade Centre) were used as Umbrella's worldwide headquarters, while the logos of Canada's largest banks feature prominently in the skyline shots of the city, and the Prince Edward Viaduct was used to represent Ravens' Gate. It was originally feared that production would be shut down due to the 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto; however, production resumed, with filming ending in October 2003. The film was also shot at the Hamilton cemetery in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The film was planned for a October 31, 2003 release, although was pushed back to September 10, 2004 due to the 2003 SARS outbreak. In late 2003, a teaser trailer was released titled Regenerate and was directed by Marcus Nispel. The preview was noted for being reminiscent of the Olay product Regenerist advertisements and can be viewed in RealMedia and Windows Media formats. In May 2004 It was later revealed the trailer would actually be part of the film. Milla Jovovich's official website later released promotional images that showed Alice in several scenes from the film.

The film was released on DVD in North America on December 28, 2004. Releases on UMD and Blu-ray Disc formats followed on April 19, 2005 and January 16, 2007, respectively. The film was released in Australia and New Zealand on March 16, 2005 and February 2005 in UK. The release included an audio commentary by the director Alexander Witt, producer Paul W.S. Anderson, and actress Milla Jovovich. The release included 20 deleted scenes with numerous outtakes and a featurette titled "Game Over: Resident Evil Reanimated". 6 other featurettes were included which covered behind the scenes of the film's production. The blooper reel included on the DVD edition is not included on the Blu-Ray edition of the film.

A special "Resurrection Edition" of both Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Apocalypse were released in a two-disc set on September 4, 2007. An exclusive sneak peek scene for Resident Evil: Extinction was included, along with several other bonus features including Diary of an Apocalypse and The Evolution of Resident Evil: Bridge to Extinction.

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