Sohre, Rolf


Cinematographer Rolf Sohre was born on June 11, 1928 in Dresden. He was influenced by his father, a projectionist who later ran his own movie theater, as well as his uncle, who owned a photo studio. In 1951, Sohre began as an assistant cameraman at a little film studio in Dresden. From 1954 to 1960, he worked on over forty productions at the DEFA Studio for Popular Science Films in Potsdam-Babelsberg. His first feature film, Der Mord an Rathenau (Dir. Max Jaap), was made for East German television.  Sohre’s extraordinary expressionist black-and-white photography in Das zweite Gleis was praised by film critics. His exceptional talent was again demonstrated in Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt, a narrative feature that continues to be popular to this day. Photography remains Rolf Sohre’s enduring passion. He lives in Nuthethal near Potsdam.




1974-1991 Polizeiruf 110 (Police Call: 110, TV series)

Startfieber (Start Fever)

1980 Es sollte ewig Sonntag sein (Always Sunday, TV)
1980 Der Direktor (The Director, TV)
1977 Brandstellen (Scenes of Fire)
1971 Euch werd ich’s zeigen (I’ll Show You)
1970 Der Computer sagt: Nein (The Computer Says: No)
1967 Malik (short, doc.)
1965 Entlassen auf Bewährung (Let Off With Probation)
1964 Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (The Adventures of Werner Holt)
1963 Der Schwur des Soldaten Pooley (The Survivor)
1962 Das zweite Gleis (The Second Track)
1961 Der Mord an Rathenau (Rathenau’s Murder, TV)

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