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After studying theatre science in Munich, he was accepted into Munich Film School alongside Bernd Eichinger. Uli befriended him and they started working together on their exercise movies, sharing a love for the nouvelle vague and neo-realism as well as popular US mainstream cinema.
While still enrolled in film school Uli Edel started taking acting lessons. He wanted to know about the Stanislavski and Strasberg theories. After finishing the studies Uli worked as assistant director with Douglas Sirk and directed two TV productions.
In 1980 he joined Bernd Eichinger (production) and Herman Weigel (screenplay) for the authentic story of adolescent drug addict Christiane F. It turned out to be a big domestic and international success when it was released a year later. Six years later the three reactivated their partnership once more for another success — Last Exit To Brooklyn based on Robert Selby ’s novel. It starred Sam Rockwell and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Further works include Body of Evidence, Tyson, Rasputin, Little Vampire, Purgatory starring Sam Shepard and Eric Roberts, the 2001 mini series The Mists of Avalon, and the 2002 mini series Julius Caesar starring Jeremy Sisto, Christopher Walken and the late Richard Harris in his penultimate role.
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