• Ludi Boeken

Ludi Boeken

LUDI BOEKEN was born in Amsterdam, and started out as a war correspondent for BBC and Dutch TV in the Middle East and covered South and Central America and Africa. He subsequently directed over 25 investigative documentaries (including the Emmy Awardwinning Who Killed Georgi Markov [BBC Panorama], the prize-winning The Other Face of Terror [Channel Four] and Gypsyland [Channel Four]), covering Human Rights subjects as well as terrorism, arms trade, torture, etc. He then produced many feature films such as Vincent and Theo by Robert Altman (starring Tim Roth), Silent Tongue by Sam Shepard (starring Richard Harris, Alan Bates and River Phoenix), La Fracture du Myocarde by Jacques Fansten, and Train of Life by Radu Milhaelianu, before directing his first feature film, Britney Baby One More Time (Sundance 2002). His second feature film was Deadlines, co-directed with Michael Lerner and starring Anne Parillaud and Stephen Moyer (“Best Feature Film” at the Santa Barbara Film Festival 2005, “Best European Film” award at the Avignon Film Festival 2004, “Best British Feature Film” at the Cherbourg Film Festival 2005, “Best Actress” award for Anne Parillaud at the Paris International Film Festival 2004). His latest feature film as director is Saviors In The Night (Unter Bauern), the award-winning tale of a group of German farmers who, throughout the Nazi period, save a Jewish family on their farm. The film stars Veronica Ferres, Armin Rohde, Lia Hoensbroech and Martin Horn, and is currently in the theatres in the USA, after having opened the NY and San Francisco Jewish film festivals. At present Boeken has produced Christian Duguay’s Jappeloup, the horse jumping saga starring Guillaume Canet and Daniel Auteuil, released on March 13th 2013 in France. Boeken is preparing to direct Un Mec Sympa, a French thriller, and Nelson, of which he won’t tell anyone a thing . . .

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