Otto W. Retzer , born in Carinthia in 1945 and a Munich resident, entered the film industry in 1970 as a location manager. In the last thirteen years, he was location manager, production manager or assistant director on more than 60 films. After his first success at directing with Babystrich im Sperrbezirk in 1983, he made his second feature Bei Anruf Liebe in 1984 and followed it the same year with Her mit den kleinen Schweinchen. 1993/94: Das Paradies am Ende der Berge (At the Edge of Paradise) and Tieraerztin Christine (Christine).
1994: Der schwarze Fluch