Born June 22, 1965 in Wermelskirchen, Germany, Boll developed an interest in filmmaking as a boy after seeing the 1962 version of "Mutiny of the Bounty" with Marlon Brando. Like many aspiring filmmakers, he directed his share of short epics on Super 8 and video before attending university in Munich and Vienna to study film. He also studied economics at the University of Cologne, and graduated with a doctorate in literature in 1995.
Boll's first effort as director was "German Fried Movie" (1991) - with which he shared directorial credit with Frank Lustig - a tribute to John Landis' "Kentucky Fried Movie" (1979). Several more German-language features followed, including "Barschel - Mord in G... Continue Bio >>
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