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Berlin, Germany

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Full Name
Hartmann Schmige

Screenwriter, and Film Director

Der Mann im Pyjama, Who's Crazy, Doc?, The Dreamer, Valse triste

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Hartmann Schmige is a German screenplay, teleplay writer, and film director. He is one of the founding members of the Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren (German Writers Guild).



Hartmann Schmige studied journalism, sociology, and political science in Freiburg, Munich, and Berlin with a masters final thesis in the montage theories by Eisenstein, Kracauer and Bazin.

In the 1980s Hartmann Schmige became renowned for writing the Dieter Hallervorden feature films together with writer Christian Rateuke. Non-Stop Trouble with My Double marks one of Hartmann Schmige's biggest successes. Some of the dialogue lines from the movie have reached cult status.

Hartmann Schmige continues his career as a German Television writer for German crime series and comedies.

Other works

Book: Eisenstein, Bazin, Kracauer |1977| About Film Montage Theory

Hartmann Schmige also wrote the musical Schlemihl in 1987 together with Christian Rateuke. The music was composed by Wilhelm Dieter Siebert. Hartmann Schmige and Wilhelm Dieter Siebert also wrote the opera libretto The Sinking of the Titanic in 1980.

Feature films

  • Nonstop Trouble with the Family, 1985
  • Non-Stop Trouble with My Double, 1984
  • Nonstop Trouble with Spies, 1983
  • Television (Episodic)

  • Wolff's Turf, 1992–2000
  • A.S., 1994–1996
  • Quandt, 1996–1997
  • Other episodes (since 2000) for popular German crime series such as Sperling, Ein Fall für Zwei, Der Ermittler and Tatort.

    Television Film

  • Engel sucht Flügel, 2001
  • Rotlicht, 1992
  • Directing

  • Der Träumer, 1982
  • Der Mann im Pyjama, 1981
  • References

    Hartmann Schmige Wikipedia