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actor , screenwriter , Film director

Dennis Gansel is a film director, writer and actor from Germany.


Taenzler, Dennis was born on October 4, 1973 in Marburg, Germany. Son of Dieter and Elke Taenzler.


Master of Arts in Political Science, Free University, Berlin, 2001. Master of Arts in North American Studies & Cultural Science, Free University, Berlin.


Born in 1973 in Hannover, Germany. Gansel worked in the festivals for film and television and with disabled people. During this time, he prepared himself for film school.

Gansel is best known for directing The Wave and his following project. The vampire film We Are The Night, which starred Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Jennifer Ulrich, Anna Fischer and Max Riemelt. Other than directing, Gansel has also tried acting.

He has had several small roles in his own movies as wells as others. Gansel frequently casts Max Riemelt in his films and frequently works with editor Jochen Retter and composer/musician Heiko Maile. His favourite director is Sidney Pollack.


Dieter Taenzler

Elke Taenzler