Treut, Monika

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Treut, Monika Gender: F
born on 6 April 1954 at 11:15 (= 11:15 AM )
Place Mönchengladbach, Germany, 51n12, 6e28
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°05' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°18 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°09'

Monika Treut
photo: Monika Treut, Hyena Films. Original uploader was Enibas8 at, license gfdl


German filmmaker.

Treut studied German and Political Science at university. After passing the state examination she graduated in 1978. During her studies at university in the mid-1970s she began working with video. She worked as a media associate in Marburg, Frankfurt, and Berlin. In 1984, Treut earned her doctorate degree in philology from the University of Marburg. That same year she founded Hyena Filmproduktion together with Elfi Mikesch, and began producing, writing, and directing independent feature films.

In 1985, Treut made her feature film debut with Seduction: The Cruel Woman, a film that explored sadomasochistic sex practices. Treut also spent time in America during the 1980s. Traveling and working in San Francisco and New York City, Treut met and worked with Annie Sprinkle and Werner Schroeter, while also producing some of her own films. These relationships led to the films Annie (documentary short), My Father is Coming and Encounter with Werner Schroeter (documentary short).

Famous for her queer films, Treut also makes documentaries. Her films have explored many interests around the world. The subject matter varies from film to film; whether queer-themed, or about one woman's efforts to help street kids in Rio de Janeiro, or about the culinary arts of Taiwan — her documentaries find interesting, real people to focus on.

Throughout her film career Treut has been involved in several aspects of filmmaking, including acting, directing, producing, writing, filming, and editing. Her film catalogue includes over 20 films, both in her native language German and in English.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Sprinkle, Annie (born 23 July 1954)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Treut by email, 12 April 2010: "11:15 am on April 6th in 1954 in Mgladbach which is close to Duesseldorf/Cologn."


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Other Entertainment (cinematographer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (film)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (film)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs (editor)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (screen)