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Zoltan Paul was born in Budapest. After studying Acting in Austria, he had roles in
films by Michael Haneke and Reinhard Schwabenitzky, and then moved to Germany, where he was a member of several theater ensembles and took on roles in numerous television productions. He began directing in
1990, including his own play Salieri’s Mozart (1991) and the rock opera Rausch (loosely based on Goldoni’s The Liar), and has written the screenplays of several episodes of the popular TV crime series SOKO 5113. His films as a director include: GONE (2003), LIVE WIRE (2009), WOMAN’S LAKE (2012), AMOK – HANSI GEHT'S GUT (2015) and BREAKDOWN IN TOKYO (2017).