Bernd Eichinger Writer & Producer


After graduating from Munich Film Academy in 1973, Bernd Eichinger founded his first production company, Solaris Film.  Throughout the 70s he produced many of the new generation of German auteur films, including Wim Wender’s THE WRONG MOVEMENT, Edgar Reitz’ ZERO HOUR, Hans W. Geissendörfer’s Oscar-nominated THE GLASS CELL and Wolfgang Petersen’s THE CONSEQUENCE.

Bernd Eichinger went on to produce films such as CHRISTIANE F. and LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN both directed by Uli Edel, THE NEVERENDING STORY directed by Wolfgang Petersen, THE NAME OF THE ROSE directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS directed by Bille August.

Eichinger’s producing credits also include FANTASTIC FOUR and FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER based on the Marvel comics as well as the video game adaptations RESIDENT EVIL, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE and RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION starring Milla Jovovich.

He co-produced NOWHERE IN AFRICA, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002.  2003 Eichinger wrote and produced DOWNFALL, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2004.

Most recently, Eichinger produced THE ELEMENTARY PARTICLES directed by Oskar Roehler and PERFUME – STORY OF A MURDERER directed by Tom Tykwer.  Worldwide DOWNFALL and PERFUME –STORY OF A MURDERER grossed approximately $100 million and $150 million respectively, making them two of the most successful German productions in decades.