Renowned German Director Uwe Boll retires from film to focus on Vancouver’s Bauhaus Restaurant

His last project, Rampage: President Down, is set for release on US Netflix on December 12, 2016

rampagethree-192German Director Uwe Boll (Far Cry, Assault on Wall Street) announced his retirement after the completion of his Rampage trilogy, Rampage: President Down, a controversial political film about an enraged citizen in the US who goes on a rampage and kills the president. Rampage: President Down reunites Boll with Brendan Fletcher (The Revenant, Grace Point, Rogue). Brendan stars alongside Bruce Blain (Supernatural, Timeless), Loretta Walsh (When Calls the Heart, Bates Motel) and Crystal Lowe (Signed, Sealed, Delivered, A Little Bit Zombie) in this thriller. Rampage: President Down marks the final installment in the trilogy, and second sequel to the original cult classic, Rampage. The anticipated film will be released on Netflix in the US on December 12, 2016.

Writer and Director Uwe Boll, who has produced and directed over 37 feature films, calls Vancouver home.  Uwe’s body of work has continuously proven to be both controversial and diversely creative. Though he had a number of projects already under his belt, it wasn’t until 2003’s House of the Dead, based on the popular SEGA game franchise, that Uwe was brought to international attention as a prominent new figure in cult cinema.

rampagethree-145Uwe has worked with some of Hollywood’s top celebrities in blockbuster features. In 2005, he released two high-profile action-adventure titles: Bloodrayne, starring Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) and Kristanna Loken (Terminator III) and Dungeon Siege: In The Name of the King, starring Jason Statham. 2009’s Darfur, a film following the Sudanese genocide, received critical claim and was lauded as a successful new direction for the director. Boll has made various movies about political subject matters, including: ‘Auschwitz and Tunnelrats, Attack on Darfur starring Kristanna Loken, David O’Hara and Billy Zane, and Assault on Wallstreet starring Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong and John Heard.

Born in Wermelskirchen, Germany, at only 10 years old Uwe was already filming short films on his Super 8. In 1995, he began working with Taunus Film Production GmbH as a producer and director. From here, Uwe’s film career truly took off. Uwe picked Vancouver as his new home for the long history of filming in the city. He first brought his productions to Vancouver in 1999 with his film Sanctimony, and since then Uwe went on to produce another 24 films in Vancouver and brought over 270 million EUR in film financing to the Vancouver economy.

bauhaus-kitchen-and-staff-0616It has been almost two years since Uwe Boll first announced that he was opening a restaurant in Vancouver, with Berlin based Michelin star chef Stefan Hartmann. His ambition behind the venture was to bring his favorite cuisine from Germany to his new home in Vancouver. After months of renovations to the historic Gastown building the Boulder Hotel, Bauhaus Restaurant celebrated its first anniversary in July 2016.

Choosing Vancouver to open his Bauhaus restaurant has also proven to be a success. Over the past year the restaurant has been winning over both critics and guests with its contemporary approach to German cuisine. Bauhaus offers two menus, the a la carte menu reflects a contemporary approach to German classic cuisine, while the seasonal tasting menu showcases modern European fare. The full six-course menu costs $99 while the a la carte dinner menu entrees cost $26-$54, with the priciest option being an organic beef tenderloin.

“Food does not have to be fancy to be good. I love good classic cuisine. One of my favorite things to cook at home is a great spaghetti bolognaise. I wanted to open a restaurant where I could enjoy the food I eat when I am filming movies overseas, but I couldn’t find in Vancouver. I’m a true foodie, I love to cook, and I love to eat. I don’t want to eat something that I feel I could cook at home.”

Uwe Boll invites Vancouver and tourists to come to Bauhaus and try the classical and contemporary cuisine by enjoying the flavors and richness from his homeland Germany.

Bauhaus is open daily from 5:00pm for dinner, and weekdays from 11:30am – 2:30pm for lunch.

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