Nicole Ringhut studied Media Economics and Film in Wiesbaden and Toulouse (F). In 2003 she graduated from the German-French Masterclass (Atelier Ludwigsburg / Paris) and worked from 2004 – 2008 for the French production company PAN-EUROPÉENNE in Paris, where she was responsible for project financing and the coordination of international co-productions. The projects she worked on include: MR NOBODY by Jaco van Dormael (France/ Germany/ Belgium/ Canada – Official Competition Venise 2009), LARGO WINCH by Jérôme Salle (int. Production France/ Malta/ Italy/ Hongkong) and THE MAN OF MY LIFE by Zabou Breitman (France/Italy – Toronto Film Festival 2006).

In 2008 she came back to Germany to work first as sales manager for the world sales company THE MATCH FACTORY on films like: WALTZ WITH BASHIR by Ari Folman and CLOUD 9 by Andreas Dresen. By the end of the year she returns to her passion “producing” and co-founds the production company MARANTO FILMS in Cologne. One year later Nicole Ringhut is Executive Producer for the German Shooting on LARGO WINCH 2 – THE BURMA CONSPIRACY with Tomer Sisley, Sharon Stone and Ulrich Tukur and produces the psychological drama BASTARD with Markus Krojer and Martina Gedeck (Opening Film – Hofer Filmtage 2011).

In 2011 Nicole Ringhut launches her company BELLE EPOQUE FILMS based in Cologne and Stuttgart. She coproduces THE NUN, inspired by Diderot’s novel and directed by renowned French Director Guillaume Nicloux. The film, starring Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Martina Gedeck was mainly shot in Germany and had its Premiere at BERLINALE COMPETITION. Another French-German Coproduction PATCHWORK FAMILY directed by Pascal Rabaté premiered at KARLOVY VARY COMPETITION. FRITZ LANG, a black and white crime story about the making of M had the World Premiere at ROM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and travelled since then all over the globe.

Beside the focus on feature films BELLE EPOQUE FILMS also engages in documentary projects. The German-Austrian coproduction GAZE INTO THE ABYSS by Barbara Eder, who already participated in numerous festivals with her first feature film INSIDE AMERICA, has been released in 2014. The animated documentary CAMERADES  is currently in pre-preparation.

Nicole Ringhut is member of the German French Film Academy as well as the Producer’s Union VDFP.

FILMOGRAPHY as Producer - Belle Epoque Films

2016/2016    FRITZ LANG

by Gordian Maugg
Alexa 2K b/w, Cast: Heino Ferch, Thomas Thieme, Samuel Finzi, Johanna Gastdorf, Lisa Charlotte Friederich, Michael Mendl
in Coproduction with ZDF/ARTE supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, DFFF, Filmförderung Hamburg, Nordmedia, Filmförderung Hessen

Status: finished


2014              PATCHWORK FAMILY

by Pascal Rabaté
Alexa 2K, Cast: Sami Bouijala, Isabelle Carré; French-German Coproduction;
Loin derrière L’Oural – Belle Epoque Films;
World Sales: Filmboutique



2014/2013    GAZE INTO THE ABYSS, Long Feature Documentary

by Barbara Eder
German-Austrian Coproduction
Prisma Film – Belle Epoque in Coproduction with SWR and ORF
German distribution: Real Fiction; release 23rd January 2014

First Release: HOFER FILMTAGE 2013


2013              THE NUN

by Guillaume Nicloux; 35mm
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Martina Gedeck, Pauline Etienne, Louise Bourgoin,
French-German-Belgium Production (Les Films du Worso – Belle Epoque – Versus )
Word Sales: Le Pacte;
German distribution: Camino Filmverleih – release: 31st October 2013



2011              ROUNDTRIP, syrian Drama

by Meyar Al Roumi
French-German-Egyptian Co-production
(Bizibi – Belle Epoque – Collage) supported by World Cinema Fund and Enjaaz Funding;


FILMOGRAPHY as Producer - Maranto Films

2010              LARGO WINCH 2, Adventure/Action

by Jérôme Salle; 35mm, 115min; Cast: Tomer Sisley, Sharon Stone, Ulrich Tukur;
Executive Producer for German Shooting; French-Belgium-German Coproduction;
Word Sales and German Distribution: Wildbunch

Release France: 16. FEBRUARY 2011   (1.4 Mill. admissions)


2010              BASTARD Drama/ Thriller

by Carsten Unger; 35mm Scope, 120min;
Cast: Martina Gedeck, Markus Krojer, Thomas Thieme, Beate Maes; in co-production
with SWR, supported by Filmstiftung NRW, MFG Baden-Württemberg and BKM;
German Distribution: W-Film – Release: 18.04.2013

First Release: HOFER FILMTAGE 2011 (Opening Film)