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Marc Boettcher was born in Berlin and trained as an actor, while also attending courses in Theater Studies and German Language and Literature. He was still at school when he made his first films. Since 1988 he has been active as a dramaturge, actor and director working in Stuttgart, Lübeck and Berlin, where he ran his own theater, kunstgriff e.V., in the 1990s. He also works as a freelance television director and dubs foreign-language films. He has published numerous essays as well as a book on Henrik Ibsen and a biography of the iconic singer of hit singles, Alexandra. He founded the production company MB-Film in 1999, and it was with this company that he went on to make his successful television documentary ALEXANDRA: THE LEGEND OF A SINGER. His biography of the world-famous composer Bert Kaempfert was published in book form in 2002 and was followed by the 120-minute television documentary of the same name, STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT – THE BERT KAEMPFERT STORY, in 2003. In 2004 Parthas published his book Alexandra: The Legend of a Singer. In 2006 his film I WANT IT ALL: THE GITTE HAENNING STORY was shown at film festivals and on television and nominated for the 2007 Adolf Grimme Prize and NRW Culture Prize. He has also worked on productions for Discovery Channel and undertaken research into the lives of Daliah Lavi and Esther Ofarim. In 2011 his documentary on the 20th anniversary of the stage début of the band Rosenstolz was shown on German television. SING! INGE, SING! is his first cinema documentary.