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Olaf Kaiser , born in 1959 in Berlin, studied at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television in Babelsberg. From 1977-1979, he worked as a set decorator, production assistant and volunteer in the story department at the DEFA-Studio in Potsdam-Babelsberg. From 1983-1984, he became an assistant in the story department and from 1986-1990 was a script doctor at the DEFA-Studio. Since 1991, he has been working as a freelance script doctor, writer and director. He has directed such films as Ich bin taub - aber nicht stumm (short, 1991), Demokratie ueben (short, 1992), Deutschland im Glas (documentary, 1993), Wer anhaelt stirbt (1995) and wrote the scripts for Der Benzintrick (1997), the Tatort-episode Berliner Weisse (1997), Benzin (1999) and 3 Star Red (Drei Stern Rot, 2001).