Dani Levy spent his youth acting as a clown and acrobat in a circus and as a member of a rock band. After being an actor at theatres in his hometown Basel (Switzerland) and Berlin from 1977-79, he started to write screenplays and direct movies. He also appeared in various feature and TV films as an actor. He has worked in the film business for 20 years. In his films, Dani Levy deals with cultural clashes; Go for Zucker! – An Unorthodox Comedy also tackles the topic of love, family and reconciliation. It is the first German-Jewish comedy since the Second World War and Levi's most successful film ever. The Goethe Institut Australia was proud to present the movie and have Dani Levi as a guest at the 4th Festival of German Films in 2005. "Comedy is probably the most beautiful and legitimate method of surviving. Jewish humour is known to deal with human weaknesses in a cheeky, merciless and self-deprecating way", he says.