Anno Saul

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Anno Saul at the award ceremony of the Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis [de], 2012

Anno Saul (born 14 November 1963, Bonn, West Germany) is a German screenwriter and film director.


The son of a physician, Saul studied at the Peter-Joerres-Gymnasium in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and afterwards, graduating from the Munich School of Philosophy, and then, from 1985 to 1990, filmed a feature film at the University of Television and Film Munich. In 1987, he created a Bayerischer Rundfunk teleplay.

In 1991, he received the Max Ophüls film festival prize with the film Unter Freunden. After several television films, he filmed his feature film debut, Grüne Wüste [de], in 1998 with Martina Gedeck. After his television film, Novizin, he directed Kebab Connection with Kinofilm, based on a book by Fatih Akin, Ruth Thoma and Jan Berger. In 2006, he directed the movie Where Is Fred? with Til Schweiger, Jürgen Vogel, Christoph Maria Herbst, and Alexandra Maria Lara. This was followed in 2009 by the mystery thriller Die Tür with Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, and Thomas Thieme. In 2013, he also directed the comedy Irre sind männlich with Marie Bäumer, Milan Peschel, Fahri Yardım, and Josefine Preuß.

Anno Saul was a lecturer at the Internationale filmschule köln. Since 2010, he has been a full member of the board of directors of the Deutsche Filmakademie in the field of directing. He lives in Berlin.



  • 1990: Unter Freunden
  • 1996: Und morgen fängt das Leben an (TV)
  • 1997: Alte Liebe, alte Sünde (TV)
  • 1998: Blind Date – Flirt mit Folgen (TV)
  • 1998: Zur Zeit zu zweit (TV)
  • 1999: Grüne Wüste
  • 2002: Die Novizin (TV)
  • 2005: Kebab Connection
  • 2006: Where Is Fred?
  • 2007–2013: Der Kommissar und das Meer (TV, 7 episodes, including pilot)
  • 2009: The Door
  • 2011–2015: Reiff für die Insel – Neubeginn (TV, 3 episodes, including pilot)
  • 2014: Irre sind männlich
  • 2013: Nord Nord Mord – Clüver and the foreign lady
  • 2015: Nord Nord Mord – Clüvers secret
  • 2015: München Mord - Wo bist Du Feigling

External links

  • Anno Saul on IMDb
  • Anno Saul at
  • Anno Saul at Crew United
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