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Co-CEO & Producer



Co-CEO & Producer

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Company Profile

RAZOR FILM was founded in 2002 by Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul and produces national and international feature films from arthouse to crossover, focusing on new talent and high quality. Up to now RAZOR’s productions won two Golden Globes, were nominated three times for an Academy Award and premiered and were awarded at major festivals worldwide. Razor Film’s production credits include the first Saudi Arabian feature WADJDA by Haifaa Al Mansour, WALTZ WITH BASHIR by Ari Folman, LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM by Shirin Neshat and most recently THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al Mansour and QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanič, which premiered both in competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2019 and 2020. Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner received the Bernd Eichinger Award for Outstanding Achievements in Production at the German Film Awards 2014.

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Roman Paul

Gerhard Meixner

Company Highlights


Format:           Feature Film

Genre:             Drama

Director:         Jasmila Žbanić

Screenplay:     Jasmila Žbanić

Cast:                Jasna Đuričić, Izudin Bajrović, Boris Ler, Dino Bajrović, Raymond Thiry, Johan Heldenbergh, Boris Isaković,                                    Emir Hadžihafizbegović, Edita Malovčić


Bosnia, July 1995. Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is at the horizon for her family and people – rescue or death? Which move should she take?

World Premiere:

Venice International Film Festival 2020


Nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Nominated for Foreign Language Film & Best Direction at the 74th British Academy Film Awards



Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the Brian Award

Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the SIGNIS Award

Venice International Film Festival – Winner of the Premio UNIMED

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Best Feature Film

El Gouna Film Festival – Winner Feature Narrative Competition

Festival de Cine de Sevilla – Winner Best Film

Arras Film Festival – Winner Golden Atlas for Best Film

El Gouna Film Festival – Winner Best Actress Jasna Đuričić

London Film Week – Best Feauture Film, Best Director and Best Acting Jasna Đuričić

Miami Film Festival – Knight Marimbas Award & Critics Award

Luxemburg City Film Festival – Grand Prix by Orange & Critics Award

Sofia International Film Festival – Best Balkan Film Award

Around the World in 14 Films – ARRI Media-Award

Romy Awards 2021 – Best Production + Prize of the Cinema Jury and nominated for Best Script Cinema, Best Director Cinema & Best Camera Cinema


Format:           Feature Film

Genre:             Drama

Director:         Haifaa Al Mansour

Screenplay:     Haifaa Al Mansour, Brad Niemann

Cast:                Mila Alzahrani, Dhay, Khalid Abdulrhim, Shafi Al Harthy


THE PERFECT CANDIDATE tells the story of a young female Saudi doctor who challenges the patriarchal system by running as a candidate in the municipal council elections and setting up an unusual election campaign.

World premiere: International Film Festival Venice, Competition

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Contemporary World Cinema.

BFI London Film Festival, Competition.

Hof International Film Festival.

Busan IFF

Tokio FILMeX

Athens Panorama of European Cinema

Arab Film Festival


Format:           Animated Feature Film

Genre:             Drama

Director:         Ari Folman

Screenplay:    Ari Folman           


One night at a bar an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there is a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. The first feature-length animated documentary film: a journey into the 80s, the youth culture and the darkness of Western Beirut during the war.


Oscar Nominee 2009 for Best Foreign Language Film

Winner Golden Globe 2009 Best Foreign Language Film

Winner César 2009 Best Foreign Language Film

Winner Best Animation Film and runner up Best Documentary, L.A. Critics, 2008

Winner Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film 2008 of the National Society of Film Critics, USA

Winner Critics’ Choice Award 2009 (BFCA) Best Foreign Language Film

Winner Best Israeli Film of the Israeli Film Critics Association 2008

Winner Best Film of the European Film Festival Palic 2008

Winner Audience Award of Warsaw IFF 2008

Winner Asian Pacific Screen Award Best Animation 2008

Winner Grand Prize of the Tokyo Filmexx Festival 2008

Winner British Independent Film Award (BIFA) Best Foreign Independent Film 2008

Winner Best Documentary Feature at IDA Awards (International Documentary Association) 2008

Winner Best Art Direction and Young Jury Prize as Best Feature Film at the Film Festival Gijón 2008

Winner Special Jury Prize of the Black Nights Festival in Tallinn 2008

Winner Film of the Year 2008 (Protestant Film Jury)

Nominated Film Not In The English Language and Animation of BAFTA Award 2009

Nominated Best Animation Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Composer at Annie Award

One of Top Five Foreign Films of National Board of Review in New York

Nominated for Golden Palm, Festival du Film Cannes Official Selection 2008

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