Just a quick note that my new film 300 TRILLION - THE DEBT TRAP (84') is now available as a stream on the ARTE website, as well as on YouTube. It premiered on ARTE on 30.05. and will soon be broadcast on ARD, Germany's channel 1.

BLURB: The World has clocked up a stunning 300 Trillion US$ of debt, counting private, corporate, bank and national debts. But what does this actually mean? This film goes on a sweeping quest for answers and solutions.

LAST EXIT SPACE in New York Times and WSJ

My new film LAST EXIT: SPACE is now available on Discovery+ across the United States and in many other territories.

The film examines humanity’s quest to extend its footprint beyond the Earth.
For those interested, have a look at the reviews and the trailer!




My new film VIRAL HUMOUR / L'HUMOUR AUX TEMPS DE COVID is online in Germany on ARTE's streaming platform and will be broadcast in Germany and France on 14 March at 22:00 CET.

The film is a chronicle of the pandemic, using the many Tiktok memes, clips and jokes about our response to covid. Comedians and scientists remember how it all began, and discuss how laughter helps us deal with times of crisis.

HOW TO FAKE A WAR trailer and U.S. release

My film HOW TO FAKE A WAR will be released on-demand in the U.S. on August 21st on Amazon Prime and iTunes. In the U.K., the release goes through SKY CINEMA.
Vertical has published a trailer - for those interested, please follow this link:

If OSCARS were given to books...

Every year, the renowned site LITERARY HUB nominates its contenders for its book "Oscars". They have just put GHOSTS OF BERLIN (written by Rudolph Herzog, translated by Emma Rault and published by Melville House) on the list for "best foreign language book"!

see: https://lithub.com/if-they-gave-oscars-to-books-our-2019-nominees/

HOW TO FAKE A WAR in Sofia FF competition

I'm happy to confirm that my film HOW TO FAKE A WAR will be in this year's competition at the international Film Festival in Sofia.

The screening for the jury and public will take place on Saturday, 14 March, at 20:45 at Sofia's Cinema House.

For details on the screening, competition and festival, follow this link:


More good news on my book GHOSTS OF BERLIN: it has made it into Literary Hub's Best of 2019 list. I'd like to thank the jury for selecting my book for this big honor.

"Herzog’s stories are utterly atmospheric, engrossing, refreshing, and devoid of pretense; they are a cut-and-dry updated narrative of Berlin, a city continually relearning how to bear its history." - LitHub

For the full review, see:


My book GHOSTS OF BERLIN has been named a book of the month in the CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS. I feel very grateful for this honour !

Meanwhile, some first reviews have come in, one of which I've linked below.

"Shrewd and provocative … The plots are thick and the twists are powerful."

"HOW TO FAKE A WAR" at Seville Fest

I'm happy to announce that my film HOW TO FAKE A WAR is in the lineup of the renowned Seville Film Festival this November!
Do join me there if you wish!
For details, follow this link:
Foto update: Rudolph Herzog at Seville FF (Q&A - image courtesy of Seville FF)

HOW TO FAKE A WAR kicks off at Edinburgh FF

HOW TO FAKE A WAR kicked off at Edinburgh on Saturday. The UK premiere was well attended and I'm very grateful that the film was selected for this prestigious event. Thank you to the audience for such a warm welcome & great questions at the Q&A, and a special thanks to the wonderful Katherine Parkinson who was there to celebrate with us. I've attached a snapshot below, courtesy of the Edinburgh FF.
From left to right: Sam Taylor (producer), myself, Ali Cook and Katherine Parkinson (actors), Tim Price (writer) and Vova Katcharava (producer)

HOW TO FAKE A WAR premiere (UK) at Edinburgh Fest

I’d like to call your attention to the upcoming UK premiere of my comedy HOW TO FAKE A WAR starring Katherine Parkinson, Jay Pharoah and Lily Newmark at the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Film Festival - 22./23. June. For those interested, pre-order a ticket here:


PenguinRandomhouse starts presales of GHOSTS OF BERLIN

PenguinRandomhouse has started presales of my book GHOSTS OF BERLIN. The publication date is set for 8 October 2019.

To pre-order and view the cover and blurb, please follow this link:


"A shimmering feat of story-telling"

U.S. print licence and film option for TRUGGESTALTEN sell

The print licence for my new book TRUGGESTALTEN has been picked up by U.S. publisher Melville House. I'm very much looking forward to the English version.

Meanwhile, award-winning MAZE PRODUCTIONS ("The Happy Prince") has optioned the series rights; development on the project has already begun.

I'm also happy to confirm that the book has been nominated for the renowned Klaus-Michael Kühne-Prize for best fiction debut.

Press & Praise for TRUGGESTALTEN

A first wave of reviews has come in for my book TRUGGESTALTEN. I've pasted in some quotes below for those who might be interested. ->Click "Read More" if they are not visible.
I also appeared in several TV shows. To catch up on these, please follow the links below. (German language only)


TRUGGESTALTEN kicks off with sold-out premiere

TRUGGESTALTEN kicks off with sold-out premiere

On Friday, my new book book premiered in the sold-out Roter Salon in Berlin's iconic Volksbühne theater. Actor Ulrich Noethen read from two chapters, followed by a Q&A. Meanwhile, first reviews have come in, including TIP and RadioEins. (“Truggestalten creates an impressive atmosphere... a clever montage, very convincingly assembled. A most successful fiction debut.” - Inforadio Berlin)
Following dates are coming up: (click "read more" to view if they are not displayed)

Book premiere of TRUGGESTALTEN at Volksbühne

My first fictional book will be launched in February. The publisher, Galiani Berlin / KiWi, has kindly arranged a book premiere on 17 February at 8 p.m. in Berlin's Volksbühne (roter Salon). Actor Ulrich Noethen will be reading an excerpt.
tickets: https://www.volksbuehne-berlin.de/praxis/lesen_rudolph_herzog_truggestal...
Buy book here: http://www.kiwi-verlag.de/buch/truggestalten/978-3-86971-148-5/