With his uncompromising, dramatic style and his courageous depiction of radical emotions, Oskar Roehler has won a place among today's leading German directors. Born in 1959, the son of authors Klaus Roehler and Gisela Elsner, Roehler grew up in London, Rome and Nuremberg. In 1994 he shot his first short film in Los Angeles: SHE. He made his feature film debut one year later with GENTLEMAN, which premiered at the Munich Filmfest. It was followed two years later by IN WITH THE NEW. In addition to writing scripts (for directors such as Christoph Schlingensief, Uli Edel and Niklaus Schilling), Roehler has also written a collection of stories, 'Das Abschnappuniversum', which he published at the beginning of his career. His international breakthrough was the biographical film NO PLACE TO GO (Die Unberührbare), based on his mother's life, a hit that garnered many awards. For his romantic drama ANGST (Der alte Affe Angst), which ran in the competition of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003, Marie Bäumer took home the Bavarian Film Prize for Best Actress. Among Roehler's next project is the screen adaptation of Michel Houellebecq's 'Elementary Particles'.