Dieter Laser (born 17 February 1942) is a German actor.
Laser was born in Kiel, Germany. He is known to English speaking audiences for his roles as Mantrid in Lexx, Prof. Otto Blaettchen in The Ogre, Dr. Josef Heiter in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and Bill Boss in The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence).
In 1975, he was awarded the German Film Award in Gold in the category of Best Actor for his title role in John Glückstadt.
During the filming of The Human Centipede, many crew members and leading actors described Laser as being a "Method Actor". On the days of filming he did not speak to the cast very often and would stay in character as much as he possibly could. Dieter Laser was among some of director Tom Six's preferences to play Dr Heiter, and Six was impressed with Laser's work after seeing him in some of his earlier films. For his performance, Laser won Best Actor at the Austin Fantastic Fest and was nominated for the LA Scream Awards for Best Villain in 2010. He returned for the final installment of the franchise after refusing to play the part at first.
Laser will star in the Estonian fantasy film Jesus' Blood and Red Currants (shooting November 2015). On January 15, 2016, due to appointment collisions in the planning of Sky Sharks, Dieter Laser and Fuse Box Films separated.
TOTAL ECLIPSE Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Three former college friends are haunted by their betrayed ideals when they bump after years into each other at the same concentration camp as the newly appointed SS camp commander, as the already established researcher for experiments on human beings and as one of the inmates singing in the camp choir.
TOTAL ECLIPSE episode 1 Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A man is wanted
TOTAL ECLIPSE episode 2 Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Knight, Death and Devil
TOTAL ECLIPSE episode 3 Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama All too late
THE FIRST JULY Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent Based on the novel THE ELEMENTARY PARTICLES by Michel Houellebecq: Religion and politics have failed, the mind has lost the battle for a New Human Being, the conversion must take place in the genes, it’s the last chance to humanize mankind and stop the eternal carnage.
DIE TOTEN WÄSCHERIN Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von Helga Hegewisch
DAS ZWEITE GESICHT Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Parapsychologischer Berlin-Thriller zur Zeit des Mauerfalls
SONNEN FINSTERNIS Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Drei ehemalige Jugendfreunde stossen nach Jahren im selben KZ aufeinander und werden von ihren verratenen Idealen heimgesucht: Der eine als neu ernannter Lagerkommandant der SS, der andere als bereits etablierter Forscher für Menschenversuche und der dritte als einer der Häftlinge, die im Lagerchor um ihr Leben singen.
DER ERSTE JULY Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent Nach dem Roman ELEMENTARTEILCHEN von Michel Houellebecq: Religion und Politik haben versagt, der Geist hat den Kampf um den Neuen Menschen verloren, die Wandlung muss in den Genen stattfinden, als letzte Chance das ewige Gemetzel zu stoppen und die Menschheit endlich zu humanisieren.
DER KETZER Drama EUGEN DREWERMANN'S GIORDANO BRUNO ODER DER SPIEGEL DES UNENDLICHEN Von Klaus Engeroff und Dieter Laser
DER BADER Comedy Mittelalterliches Open Air Spektakel
Film by Rainer Sarnet (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) The Baron "November" is based on Estonian novel "Rehepapp" by Andrus Kivirähk, a bestseller of the last twenty years. The film is a mixture of magic, black humor and romantic love. The story is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam. The villagers' main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. People steal from each other, from their German manor lords, and from spirits, the devil, and Christ. To guard their souls, they'll give them away to thieving creatures made of wood and metal called kratts, who help their masters by stealing more. They steal even if their barns are already overflowing. Stealing is an obsession that makes the villagers more and more like the soulless creatures they command, the kratts. The main character of the film is a young farm girl named Liina who is hopelessly and forlornly in love with a village boy named Hans. Her longing makes the girl become a werewolf and jump into an ice-cold ...
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Film by Tom Six (Comedy and Horror) Bill Boss Bully prison warden Bill Boss, leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor. He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person... Written by Ashton Brandon Brown
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Film by Tom Six (Horror) Archive footage Dr. Joseph Heiter Martin is a mentally disturbed loner who lives with his mother in a bleak housing project. He works the night shift as a security guard in an equally grim and foreboding underground parking complex. To escape his dreary existence, Martin loses himself in the fantasy world of the cult horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009), fetishizing the meticulous surgical skills of the gifted Dr. Heiter, whose knowledge of the human gastrointestinal system inspires Martin to attempt the unthinkable. Written by six entertainment company
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The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Film by Tom Six (Horror) Dr. Joseph Heiter Two pretty but ditsy American girls are on a road trip through Europe. In Germany, they end up alone at night with a broken car in the woods. They search for help and find an isolated villa. The next day, they awaken to find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift basement hospital along with a Japanese man. An older German man identifies himself as a retired surgeon specialized in separating Siamese twins. However, his three "patients" are not about to be separated but joined together in a horrific operation. He plans to be the first person to connect people via their gastric systems. By doing so, he plans to bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy, the human centipede. Written by Producer Ilona Six
I Am the Other Woman
Film by Margarethe von Trotta (Drama) Bruno Successful architect Robert has a one-night stand with a mysterious lady in red. The next day they meet again, but Carolin is now a corporate lawyer working on a major contract for Robert and strangely, she seems to have no memory of the previous night. Robert soon finds himself sucked into the morbid world of Carolin and her family's dark secrets, where sex and death are never far removed, and tragedy seems the only outcome of this decaying bourgeois family. Written by Anonymous
Rosa Roth Im Namen des Vaters
Television by Carlo Rola (Crime) Jacob Salfeld Rosa Roth is a no-nonsense police commissioner stationed in Berlin, who has a small team of operatives she trusts with her life. Whatever happens on the field, takes a toll on them personally as well.
Film by Reuben Leder (Drama and Thriller) Gehrig During the night of 27th to 28th September 1994, the Swedish-Estonian ferry ESTONIA sank in the middle of the Baltic Sea. 852 people lost their lives, only 145 were saved. Until today this has remained the biggest shipping catastrophe in European waters since the end of World War II. JULIA REUTER, a journalist with a leading German television magazine in Berlin, is trying to get a scoop on military black market arms trafficking from Russia. Her investigations lead her to Tallinn in Estonia, where on the evening of September 27, 1994 she misses the ferry ESTONIA, by mere minutes. One of the vehicles on the ship is a truck loaded with high-tech weapons. ERIK WESTERMARK is a Swedish lawyer, who is coming from a sailing trip along the Estonian coast with his 10-year-old son. They were setting off for the return trip back home to Sweden, aboard the ESTONIA. But the ferry doesn't make her port of call. She sinks in the midst of the cold Baltic Sea. Erik Westermark is among the rescued. The ... Written by TOP STORY Filmproduction GmbH
Der Solist - Kuriertag
TV Movie by Stephan Wagner (Crime and Thriller) Lüders Add a Plot »
Tatort Kurzschluss (1975)
Television by Wolfgang Petersen (Crime and Drama) Piet Kallweit A long running German cop show where detectives work to solve a crime.
Die 8. Todsünde: Das Toskana-Karussell
Film by Peter Patzak (Crime and Thriller) Carabinieri Nester Add a Plot »
Big Girls Don't Cry
Film by Maria von Heland (Drama) Herr Winter Kati and Steffi are best friends since childhood. But as they step into adulthood, both their perfect friendship and their personalities get harshly tested by a series of unfortunate events; mainly caused by Steffi finding out her father wasn't quite faithful to her mother, and the two girls getting hit by the consequences of her delirious revenge plans. When things get out of hand, the two girls find themselves in the middle of a mess, and Kati starts questioning whether or not Steffi is really so precious to her. Where will Steffi's plans of penalizing her father's "evil" lover will end up..? Will the girls' friendship be saved..? Written by Exiled Archangel®
Film by Winfried Bonengel (Drama) Eduard Kellermann Repentant ex neo-Nazi Ingo Hasselbach's autobiographical experiences are the basis for "Fuhrer Ex". Two friends dream of escaping the oppression of communist GDR in 1980s in Berlin. When they finally make an attempt, however, they are captured by the authorities and imprisoned. In jail, they allow themselves to be indoctrinated into the hate-fueled neo-Nazi movement to try and survive their incarceration. The question is how much they will allow the ideology to dominate them once they've been released. "Fuhrer Ex" examines the value and costs of both personal and political comradeship.
Suck My Dick
Film by Oskar Roehler (Comedy) Basalt A successfull novel writer called Dr. Jekyll feels haunted by Hyde, a character from his latest novel who somehow materialized. When Jekyll awakens from a surreal nightmare he realizes that Hyde took his penis away, leaving only a hole behind, what finally turns out to be the beginning of a psychological and at times quite campy journey through male fears of loss of power, identity and youth. Written by krazykool_kat
Abschied in den Tod
TV Movie by Martin Buchhorn (Crime) Uncle Max Add a Plot »
Meine grüne Freiheit - Ein Frühling in Irland
TV Movie by Axel de Roche (Drama and Family) Michael O'Malley When her parents Sandra and Klaus get divorced, Pia Franke gets to know that Klaus was not her genetic father, he only was to her brother Jan. Pia is very disappointed and wants to know from her mother who her real father was. Sandra tells her: Pia's real father was an Irish singer, Sean O'Hara, whom Sandra fell in love with but who didn't stay very long with her. Without letting her mother know, Pia escapes from hometown Hamburg, Germany to Galway, Ireland where she wants to look for Sean. When Sandra gets to know, she Jan with her and follows Pia to Ireland. Both, Pia and Sandra fall in love there and the men they fall for shall change their lives forever. Written by Smoothhoney
Die Cleveren Spiegelbilder
Television by Axel de Roche (Crime) Friedbert Bluecher Add a Plot »
Television (Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Mantrid Dark comedy set in a nightmarish future about a group of unlikely antiheroes forced to run from Shadow, a tyrannical demonic entity who rules the galaxy through his cult, after accidentally stealing his massively powerful starship Lexx.
Film by Maria von Heland (Thriller) Hasso von Walden After Martin Lamm's wife Esther announces that she hired someone to kill him, the famous writer's life changes rapidly. Just hours later Esther is found at the bottom of a river.
Gefangen im Jemen
TV Movie by Peter Patzak (Adventure and Drama) Andreas Oysen Add a Plot »
SK Kölsch Karneval des Todes
Television (Crime) Der Priester Add a Plot »
Der Clown Feindschaft
Television (Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Görtz Max Zander, top agent for the international police agency WIPA, does battle with the forces of crime and stands up for the rights of the little people. To strike fear into the hearts of his enemies, he fights crime with his face hidden by a plastic mask, leaving crime bosses to speculate on just who "The Clown" really is. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rot ist eine schöne Farbe
Television by Peter Patzak (Crime and Drama) Hannes Voss Add a Plot »
TV Movie by Peter Patzak Manfred Add a Plot »
TV Movie by Peter Patzak (Drama) Dr. Hain Based on the novel “Hotel Shanghai“ by Vicky Baum
TV Movie by Martin Buchhorn (Drama) Bruno Based on the novel “Die Rättin" by Günter Grass
The Hunt for CM 24
TV Movie by Peter Ristau (Thriller) Simander Add a Plot »
Film by Matthias Zschokke Dr. Siano Add a Plot »
TV Movie by Peter Patzak (Comedy and Romance) Ludwig Add a Plot »
Film by Volker Schloendorff (Drama) Professor Otto Blaettchen Based on the novel "Le roi des Aulnes" by Michel Tournier. - Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very soon he is taken prisoner of war. After shortly serving in Goerings hunting lodge, he becomes the dogsbody in Kaltenborn Castle, an elite training camp for German boys. Completely happy to take care of these children, he becomes a servant of Nazism, catching boys from the area as supplies for the camp. Written by Frank Wallner <email@example.com>
Conversation with the Beast
Film by Armin Mueller-Stahl (Drama) Peter Hollsten An American historian (Mr Webster) comes to Berlin to visit an old man who claims to be the real Adolf Hitler and to be 103 years old. The Hitler who died in 1945, the old man says, was just one of his six doubles - one for each weekday - while Hitler himself retired into a bunker below the S-Bahn tracks and married a second time. After much deliberation and identity-searching, Mr Webster ends up shooting and killing the self-proclaimed Hitler. Written by Christian Taube <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bliss by Installments
TV Movie by Peter Patzak Bankdirektor Krueger Add a Plot »
Film by Peter Patzak (Drama) Anton Based on the novel "Das Ohr des Malchus" by Gustav Regler
Die Tote von Amelung
TV Movie by Hajo Gies (Mystery and Thriller) Loennstroem Add a Plot »
Television (Crime and Thriller) Indra Add a Plot »
Wolffs Revier Amigos
Television (Action and Crime) Ullrich Stolzenberg Add a Plot »
Film by Peter Sehr (Drama, Mystery and History) Ludwig I. von Bayern Kaspar Hauser is the son of the duke of Baden. At the age of one he was swapped by another baby that has been killed right after the change. The real Kaspar Hauser grew up in prison without light, social contacts and education for more than ten years. As teenager he came to public again. First he had to learn a language and other basic skills. Before Kaspar Hauser, meanwhile well educated, found out his real idendity, he was killed. Written by Anonymous
Film by István Szabó (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Hans von Binder A deliciously biting satire about both the world of Grand Opera and United Europe. A Hungarian conductor (Arestrup) attempts to mount a bold new production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" while navigating the snares and pitfalls of artistic egos, rampant nationalism, internal company and union politics, and precarious funding. Written by Dawn M. Barclift
The Man Inside
Film by Bobby Roth (Drama) Leonard Schroeter Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. Once there, he sees how they don't just report the news, but manufacture it to suit the personal political agenda of the paper's leaders. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Der wilde Mann
TV Movie by Matthias Zschokke (Comedy) The Salesman Add a Plot »
Fathers and Sons: A German Tragedy
Television by Bernhard Sinkel (Drama) Friedrich Deutz Follows two wealthy families in Germany during the first half of the 20th century. One of them is German, the other one Jewish.
Konsul Möllers Erben
Television by Claus Peter Witt Dr. Raabe Add a Plot »
Ein gutes Land
Film by Horatius Häberle Marbach Add a Plot »
TV Movie by Dagmar Damek (Drama) Serge Add a Plot »
TV Movie by Vojtech Jasný (Drama and Sci-Fi) D-503 Based on the novel by Jewgenij Samjatin. "A vision of a united totalitarian state, a world of quadratic harmony and blue-grey conformity".
TV Movie by Claus Peter Witt (Crime) Melander Add a Plot »
Don Quichottes Kinder
TV Movie by Claudia Holldack Peter Senders Add a Plot »
Kreuzfahrten eines Globetrotters
Television by Claus Peter Witt Norman Grange / Edward Barnard / Senor Lopez Based on several novellas by Somerset Maugham
Union der festen Hand
Television by Claus Peter Witt (Drama) Adam Griguszies Add a Plot »
TV Movie by Jürgen Flimm (Drama) McCann Based on the play “The Birthdayparty“ by Harold Pinter
Väter und Söhne
TV Movie by Claus Peter Witt Basarow Based on the novel by Iwan Turgenjew
Die gläserne Zelle
Film by Hans W. Geissendörfer (Crime and Drama) David Reinalt Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith - The architect Phillip Braun is framed by his former employer Lasky that embezzles the money that should be used to buy suitable material of a construction that collapses, killing a person. Phillip is wrongly imprisoned and for five years his lawyer David Reinalt is not capable to prove that Lasky is the responsible for the accident. When Phillip is released, he meets his beautiful wife Lisa Braun and then his son Timmie. Soon Lasky seeks Philip out to poison the relationship of his wife with David. Lisa is very close to David and Phillip becomes suspicious of their friendship. David finds a job for Phillip with a friend of him and he tells that Lasky is pressing him because he is still trying to prove Phillip's innocence. Soon Lisa confesses to her husband that she had a brief two-week love affair with David a long time ago when he was in prison, but now they are only friends. Phillips is disturbed with the revelation and his jealous increases while Lisa frequently visits David. One ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Deutschland im Herbst
Film by Volker Schloendorff (Drama) Abgeordneter (TV Aufsichtsgremium) Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie covers the two month time period during 1977 when a businessman was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the left-wing terrorists known as the RAF-Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction). The businessman had been kidnapped in an effort to secure the release of the orginal leaders of the RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang. When the kidnapping effort and a plane hijacking effort failed, the three most prominent leaders of the RAF, Andreas Baader, Gudrun Enslin, and Jean-Carl Raspe, all committed suicide in prison. It has become an article of faith within the left-wing community that these three were actually murdered by the state. The movie has several vignettes, including an extended set of scenes with the famous director Rainer Werner Fassbinder discussing his feelings about Germany's political ... Written by Richard Huffman <email@example.com>
Film by Rainer Erler (Sci-Fi) Don A spaceship returns to Earth after several years of space exploration and finds it desolate. Landing in what they believe is Mexico, the crew decides to travel north, and try to find out what happened to Earth during the years they were gone. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Das blaue Palais
Television by Rainer Erler (Sci-Fi) Enrico Polazzo Add a Plot »
Die Elixiere des Teufels
Film by Manfred Purzer Medardus Based on the novel by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Turandot oder Der Kongress der Weisswäscher
TV Movie by Jürgen Flimm Gogher Gogh - Strassenräuber Based on the play by Bertold Brecht
Die letzten Ferien
TV Movie by Rainer Erler (Thriller) Miguel A young woman is going on holiday with her parents. She narrowly escapes when her holiday fling tries to kill her, only to find out that this nasty encounter was not quite as accidental as it first seemed. Written by Stefan Kahrs <email@example.com>
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Film by Volker Schloendorff (Crime and Drama) Werner Toetges Based on the novel by Heinrich Boell - Katharina Blum is a young handsome German maid. She meets Ludwig, and they fall in love at once. They spend the night together. In the morning, the police bursts in her flat, looking for Ludwig : he is a terrorist. But he was no longer here. Katharina is arrested, humiliated, suspected to be a terrorist herself, dragged in the mud by the newspapers... A plea for democracy and individual rights. Written by Yepok
Film by Ulf Miehe John Glueckstadt Based on the novella by Theodor Storm - This is the story of John Glueckstadt, released from the prison he was named after. He tries to find his place in society again. The townpeople provoke him, stalk him and would like to get rid of him. This world becomes a second prison for him. His desperate attemps to live as others do result in unemployment and misery. Unfortunate circumstances such as the death of his wife make him all the more decide to emigrate with his child to America. Written by duke-39
Ermittlungen gegen Unbekannt
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TV Movie by Peter Stein (Drama) Peer Gynt No. 5 Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen
TV Movie by Peter Stein Andrej Based on the play by Bertold Brecht
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Im Dickicht der Städte
TV Movie by Peter Stein Zuhälter Collie Couch alias 'Der Pavian' Based on the play by Bertold Brecht. - An inexplicable showdown between two men and the downfall of a family that has moved from the prairies to the jungle of the big city.
Fright Meter Awards WON Best Actor “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)“
Scream Awards NOMINATED Best Villain “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)“
Austin Fantastic Fest WON Jury Prize Best Actor “The Human Centipede (First Sequence)“
German Film Awards NOMINATED Best Supporting Role “The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum“
German Film Awards WON Best Actor in a Leading Role “John Glückstadt“