Was born in Karlovy Vary and lived for many years in Paris. He studied Philosophy and History in Berlin. His first film Der Riese (1983), a documentary about video surveillance, won several international prizes.
Thereafter, he developed his artistic signature with films such as the award-winning Ueberall ist es besser, wo wir nicht sind (1989) Ostkreuz (1991) and Out of America (documentary, 1994). (German Films)