Julia Jentsch

Julia Jentsch (born 20 February 1978) is a German actress. She has received a number of awards including the Silver Bear, European Film Award, and Lola. She is best known as the title character in Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, Jule in The Edukators and Liza in I Served the King of England.

Julia Jentsch
Julia Jentsch Viennale 2012 b
Born20 February 1978 (age 41)
Alma materHochschule Ernst Busch
Years active1999–present


Jentsch was born to a family of lawyers in West Berlin and began her acting education in Berlin at Hochschule Ernst Busch, a drama school. Her first prominent screen role was in the 2004 cult film The Edukators, starring opposite Daniel Brühl.

Jentsch garnered further attention playing the title character in the 2005 film Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In an interview, Jentsch said that playing the role was "an honour."[1] She won Best Actress at the European Film Awards, at the German Film Awards (a.k.a. Lolas) and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for her role as Sophie Scholl.

Selected filmography


Julia Jentsch cropped
Julia Jentsch as Major Barbara


  1. ^ "Es war uns eine Ehre, Sophie Scholl zu sein" (in German). Retrieved 2009-01-06.

External links

18th European Film Awards

The 18th European Film Awards were presented on December 3, 2005 in Berlin, Germany. The winners were selected by the members of the European Film Academy.

1978 in Germany

Events in the year 1978 in Germany.

24 Weeks

24 Weeks (German: 24 Wochen) is a 2016 German drama film directed by Anne Zohra Berrached. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

33 Scenes from Life

33 Scenes From Life (Polish: 33 sceny z zycia) is a 2008 Polish film directed by Małgorzata Szumowska.

46th International Film Festival of India

The 46th International Film Festival of India was held on 20 to 30 November 2015 in Goa. The International Jury was headed by the chairperson, Shekhar Kapur along with UK based director, Micheal Radford, Palestinian based Israel director, Ms. Suha Arraf, German Actress, Julia Jentsch and South Korean filmmaker Jeon Kyu-Hwan. The 13-member Feature Jury was headed by Chairperson, Aribam Syam Sharma while the 7-member Non-Feature jury was led by Chairperson, Rajendra Janglay.

Andrea Maria Schenkel

Andrea Maria Schenkel (born 21 March 1962 in Regensburg, West Germany) is a German writer. She published her debut novel Tannöd in 2006.

Based on the Hinterkaifeck murder in the 1920s, Schenkel’s fictional account takes place in the 1950s. She describes, in ghastly and suspenseful detail, how a small Bavarian village, called Tannöd, became the unlikely site of a horrific crime.

In her novel, a whole family – the farmer, his wife and children, the maidservants and farm laborers – are all killed in one night.

Nobody had liked the family: they had been unfriendly, greedy and crabby. But now after the outrage, fear dominates life in the village. Nobody knows the murderer. Slowly, anxious and shocked every witness gives his statement. Speculation and assumptions about the case are described in a direct, merciless and impressive manner.

With her debut novel, Andrea Schenkel presents not only thrilling crime and fiction. She also draws the pitiless portraits of a bigoted and unromantic rural society influenced by traumatic relations that finally lead to death.

More than one million copies were sold in Germany. The work has been published in more than 20 languages, with foreign rights sold to France (Actes Sud), Italy (Riuniti), the Netherlands (Signature), Sweden (Ersatz), Norway and Denmark. In 2009, Constantin Film released Tannöd, starring Julia Jentsch and Volker Bruch.

Her first novel won the Deutscher Krimi Preis (German award for crime thrillers) in the category "Best National Crime Thriller 2007". In 2008, Tannöd won Sweden’s Martin Beck Award, which is given to the best detective story translated into Swedish.

The English translation of the novel was released by Quercus Publishing on 5 June 2008. The title is The Murder Farm. Quercus released a paperback edition of "The Murder Farm" on 26 December 2008. In June 2014, Quercus published the work in the United States, which The New York Times announced in a profile of Schenkel.

In August 2007, Schenkel published her second novel, Kalteis, which focuses on a serial killer in 1930s Germany. It is set in Munich where female bodies keep surfacing around the city and the circumstantial evidence points to the unassuming and married Joseph Kalteis. Kalteis also won the Deutscher Krimi Preis in the category "Best National Crime Thriller 2008" – the first time an author won the award for two consecutive years.

Her third book, "Bunker," was published by Nautilus in 2009.

Her novel, "Tauscher," was published by Hoffmann und Campe in 2013; it was preceded by "Finsterau," published by Hoffmann und Campe in 2012, and by Quercus, under the title "The Dark Meadow," in 2014.

In June 2015, Quercus US published "Kalteis" under the title "Ice Cold," and in March 2016, Hoffman und Campe will publish her next work, "Als die Liebe endlich war" ("Where Love Ends"), which takes readers from 1930s Germany to World War II-era Shanghai to 21st-century America.

Her most recent novel, Als die Liebe endlich war, was published by Hoffmann und Campe in 2016; the French version, Le bracelet, was published by Actes Sud in 2018.

Andrea Maria Schenkel lives with her family near Regensburg.

Effi Briest (2009 film)

Effi Briest is a 2009 German drama film directed by Hermine Huntgeburth. It is based on the 1895 novel Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane.

Getting My Brother Laid

Getting My Brother Laid (German title: Mein Bruder, der Vampir; literally 'My Brother, the Vampire') is a 2001 German film directed by Sven Taddicken.

Hans W. Geißendörfer

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

Director of The Glass Cell (1978, starring Brigitte Fossey), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and 16 other films (The Wild Duck starring Jean Seberg; The Magic Mountain starring Rod Steiger; Justice), he is creator of TV-Series Lindenstraße (since 1985).

In 1970, Geißendörfer won the Film Award in Gold at the Deutscher Filmpreis for Best New Direction for his first film Jonathan.

In 1971 he directed the TV film Carlos, which starred Gottfried John and Anna Karina. His 1976 film The Sternstein Manor was entered into the 10th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1992 his film Gudrun was entered into the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Honourable Mention. His drama Snowland (2005, starring Julia Jentsch and Thomas Kretschmann) won the Special Grand Prize at the Montréal World Film Festival.

I Served the King of England (film)

I Served the King of England (Czech: Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále) is a 2006 Czech comedy film written and directed by Jiří Menzel, based on the novel I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal. It is Menzel's sixth adaptation of the works of Hrabal for film.The film was released in the United Kingdom and in the United States in 2008.

Jameson People's Choice Award for Best Actress

The People's Choice Award for Best Actress was one of the categories for the European Film Awards presented annually by the European Film Academy. It was first awarded in 1997, when the winner was Jodie Foster, and ceased after 2005. The winners were chosen each year by the general public. Kate Winslet won the award twice.


Jentsch is a German surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Adolph Jentsch (1888–1977), German-born Namibian artist

Daniela Jentsch (born 1982), German curler

Ernst Jentsch (1867–1919), German psychiatrist

Julia Jentsch (born 1978), German actress

Martina Jentsch, (born 1968), German gymnast

Stefan Jentsch (1955–2016), German biologist

List of German films of the 2000s

This is a list of some of the most notable films produced in Cinema of Germany in the 2000s.

For an alphabetical list of articles on German films see Category:German films.

Sandra Ceccarelli

Sandra Ceccarelli (born 3 July 1967) is an Italian film actress.

Daughter of Franco Ceccarelli, guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s Italian rock group Equipe 84, and Sandra von Glasersfeld (daughter of philosopher Ernst von Glasersfeld), Ceccarelli had her film debut at the age of sixteen in Giuseppe Bertolucci's 1985 film Segreti segreti.Between 1995 and 1997 she studied acting with Carlos Alsina and Giorgio Albertazzi. After spending several years in theatre, she returned to film in 2001 starring in Ermanno Olmi's film The Profession of Arms and Giuseppe Piccioni's Light of My Eyes, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

She also starred in Piccioni's 2004 film The Life I Want, which won her a second nomination for the David di Donatello for Best Actress award (the Italian equivalent of the Academy Award), and a nomination for the 2005 European Film Award for Best Actress (which she lost to Germany's Julia Jentsch).

She also appeared in the 2006 Austrian biopic Klimt about the painter Gustav Klimt and the 2006 Croatian film Libertas about the Renaissance playwright Marin Držić.

Sandra Hüller

Sandra Hüller (born 30 April 1978) is a German actress. She gained critical praise for her portrait of Anneliese Michel in Hans-Christian Schmid's drama Requiem, and is best known internationally for her starring role in Maren Ade's comedy Toni Erdmann. Besides Julia Jentsch and Nina Hoss, she is the only German actress to win either the European film award or the Silver Bear for Best Actress, top honors of the European Film Academy and Berlin Film Festival, in the 21st century.


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 crash 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.

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.

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days

Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (German: Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage) is a 2005 German historical drama film directed by Marc Rothemund and written by Fred Breinersdorfer. It is about the last days in the life of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old member of the anti-Nazi non-violent student resistance group the White Rose, part of the German Resistance movement. She was found guilty of high treason by the People’s Court and executed the same day, 22 February 1943.

The film was presented at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2005 and won Silver Bear awards for Best Director and Best Actress (Julia Jentsch). It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Stipe Erceg

Stipe Erceg (German pronunciation: [ˈstiːpə ˈɛɐ̯t͡sək]; born 30 October 1974) is a German/Croatian actor. He is notable for playing the role of Peter in the 2004 Hans Weingartner film The Edukators alongside Daniel Brühl and Julia Jentsch, as well as the role of Holger Meins in The Baader Meinhof Complex.

Erceg was born in Split, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia. He moved from Croatia to Tübingen, Germany, with his parents in 1978 and studied acting at Europäisches Theaterinstitut Berlin from 1996 to 2000.

As of 2010, Erceg lives with his wife and two children in Berlin, where he moved in 1996.

The Edukators

The Edukators (German: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei) is a 2004 German-Austrian crime drama film directed by Hans Weingartner. It stars Daniel Brühl, Stipe Erceg and Julia Jentsch as three young, anti-capitalist Berlin activists involved in a love triangle. The friends, calling themselves "the Edukators", invade upper-class houses, rearrange the furniture, and leave notes identifying themselves.

Weingartner, a former activist, wrote the film based on his experiences and chose to use nonviolent characters. The film, shot in Berlin and Austria with digital hand-held cameras, was made on a low budget which Weingartner said kept the focus on the acting. First shown at the Cannes Film Festival on 17 May 2004 and released in its home countries later that year, The Edukators was praised by critics and audiences. It grossed more than $8 million worldwide and received a number of awards and nominations. It did, however, receive criticism mainly for its political statements and also for its long running time.

Awards for Julia Jentsch

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.