Award-winning director known for his functions coping with German Turks, such as for example Head-On as well as the Edge of Heaven. He analyzed visual marketing communications and produced his directorial debut in 1998 with Brief Sharp Surprise. His 2004 film Head-On received the honor for Greatest Film aswell as the Target audience Award in the Western Film Honours. He married celebrity Monique Obermüller in 2004. He as well as the Barbarian Invasions movie director Denys Arcand both received the very best Screenplay award in the Cannes Film Event.