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Bora Dagtekin , born in Hanover in 1978, studied Screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, graduating in 2006 with an action version of Friedrich Schiller’s THE ROBBERS. In 2006 his first comedy also hit the big screen, WHERE IS FRED!? with Til Schweiger and Jürgen Vogel in the lead roles. In the same year, ARD first began broadcasting the prize-winning multicultural series TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS, which ran for three seasons (2006-2008) and was awarded two Nymphs at the television festival in Monaco, received the BANFF Award in Canada, the Grimme Prize, and the German Television Prize. In 2007, he wrote the pilots for DOCTOR’S DIARY, a series for RTL which also ran for three seasons and received numerous awards. His debut feature TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS – THE MOVIE was the most successful German feature in 2012. He continued his collaboration with producer Lena Schoemann and actor Elyas M'Barek for the enormously successful three FACK JU GOEHTE films.

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