The Film

Uwe Ochsenknecht as Bootsmann

Uwe Ochsenknecht received his first TV roles in 1977, and a year later had a small part in the Hollywood production "Lawinenexpress", directed by Mark Robson. He received acclaim for his representation of Lamprecht in the "Das Boot" (1981), and the Bohémien in Doris Dörries "Männer" (1985), for which Ochsenknecht received the Bundesfilmpreis. He rose to be one of the most popular German actors. Slavo Luther's "Vergesst Mozart“ (1984) is one of his most important films, as is Gabriel Barylli's "Butterbrot" (1990), Helmut Dietl's "Schtonk!“ (1991), Peter Timm's "Ein Mann für jede Tonart"(1992), as well as Peters Sehr's "Kaspar Hauser" (1993). Ochsenknecht, who is equally at home on stage, on television or on the silver screen, also began a singing career in 1992: At the beginning of 1997, his third album, "O-Ton" was released.