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Oliver Kienle was born in 1982 in Dettelbach. While studying German Literature, he also worked at a commercial film production. In 2001 he wrote, directed and produced his first short film, a comedy entitled FALSCHRUM. He then studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg from 2004-2010, graduating with BIS AUFS BLUT, which one numerous prizes including the Audience Award at the Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis, the First Steps Award 2010, and the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Director Prize. After shooting the TATORT episode HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARAH (2013), he served as head writer for the international series BAD BANKS directed by Christian Schwochow, scheduled to premiere early 2018. FOUR HANDS is his second feature.