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Staudte, Wolfgang 1906-1984

Overview
Works: 239 works in 576 publications in 3 languages and 2,928 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Political films  War films  Historical films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Love stories  Fantasy films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Author of dialog, Adapter, Scenarist, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wolfgang Staudte
Die mörder sind unter uns The murderers are among us by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

73 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, after three years in a concentration camp, the artist Susanne Wallner (Hildegard Knef) returns to a Berlin in ruins. Shot in the rubble of Berlin just a year after WWII, The Murderers Are among Us was the first film made in Germany after the war and has since become a classic antifascist and rubble film. Its film noir style successfully blends German expressionism with striking neorealism. Despite Susanne's unspeakable experiences, she is filled with a renewed desire for life. When she goes back to her old apartment, she learns Dr. Hans Mertens (Ernst Wilhelm Borchert) has taken up residence there. He is a physician and a former officer in the German army, who is haunted by the memory of the execution of 121 Polish civilians, which he did nothing to prevent. Under Susanne's care, the broken man gathers new strength and courage. Then, by chance, Mertens meets his former captain and decides to take the law into his own hands
Rotation by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

26 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German family becomes divided as the Nazis rise to power and father and son find themselves on opposite sides
Der Untertan The Kaiser's lackey by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

60 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire about Diederich Hessling, a weakling of the lower middle class who rises in the world by obsequiously deferring to those above him and brutally tyrannizing those of lower station
The story of Little Mook by Wilhelm Hauff( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy, Mook, is banished from his home but meets a wondrous old woman who gives him magic racing slippers and a wand with which to hunt up hidden treasures. Convinced that he has found his fortune, Mook sets out for the Sultan's court where he is soon made the chief bursar. But Muck's career evokes much envy among the courtiers, so with a bit of magic, he has their heads fitted with donkey's ears. He also helps Prince Hassan find his beloved Amarza, the Sultan's daughter
Der Untertan The Kaiser's lackey( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in German and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire about Diederich Hessling, a weakling of the lower middle class who rises in the world by obsequiously deferring to those above him and brutally tyrannizing those of lower station
Die 3groschenoper The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social satire set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny. In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the bank and mainstays of society
Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck The story of little Mook = L'histoire du petit Mouk = La historia del pequeño Muck( Visual )

21 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Oriental town, a short, hunchbacked old man is teased, taunted and chased by the local children. One day, he manages to hold them spellbound with a story - his own story: A little boy called Mook is banished from his home by evil relatives following the death of his father. In search of happiness and fortune, he goes off to live in the desert where he meets a wondrous old woman. He becomes owner of magic racing slippers and a wand with which to find hidden treasures. Convinced that he has found his fortune, Mook sets out for the Sultan's court to find employment as a high-speed runner. With the help of his magic wand, he is soon promoted to the post of chief bursar. But Mook's career evokes much envy among the courtiers who involve him in intrigues and have him expelled from the palace. On his subsequent travels, he discovers the mystery of two exceptional fig trees. He is now capable of teaching the courtiers a lesson or two. For example, with a bit of magic, he has their heads fitted with donkey's ears. He demands his stolen slippers and wand back and helps Prince Hassan to find his beloved Amarza, the Sultan's daughter. In the end, Mook wanders off into the desert again. Not wealth but friendship and consideration lead to happiness. Germany's most beloved and successful children's film. -- Website (http://www.umass.edu/defa/films/geschichte_vom_kleinen_muck.htm) viewed on 10 Mar 2004.*
Das Beil von Wandsbek The axe of Wandsbek( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The main character is a butcher who serves as an executioner for the Nazis and also turns in four antifascists. After these atrocities become known, customers start to boycott his store, his wife takes her life and he shoots himself"--Container
Rosen für den Staatsanwalt( Visual )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in West Germany in the late 1950s, deals with the encounter between a one-time Nazi military prosecutor, now an esteemed public prosecutor, and an easy-going hawker, formerly a private, whom he had sentenced to death during hostilities
Die Dreigroschenoper 63. Werkbuch zum Film by Wolfgang Staudte( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Untertan die historische Satire von Heinrich Mann mit schneidender Schärfe und überlegener Komik( Visual )

3 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Untertan The subject( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire which characterizes the type of subordinate who lets himself be used for military and totalitarian purposes
Essential Nazi films : Four classics about Nazi Germany( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murderers are among us: A man and a woman return to war-torn Berlin to face the harsh realities of post-war Germany
Courage und Eigensinn : zum 100. Geburtstag von Wolfgang Staudte( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los asesinos se encuentran entre nosotros The murderers are among us( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of World War II, a concentration camp survivor returns to Berlin and befriends a traumatized former German Army officer and doctor who is living in her apartment. The doctor then searches for his former Nazi commander with a gun in a desperate attempt to exorcise the demon of fascism from Germany
The Kaiser's lackey = Der Untertan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical satire, based on Heinrich Mann's world-famous novel, Der Untertan, is ranked by film critics among the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time. In Mann's biting critique of conservative Wilhelmine Germany, written during WWI, Diederich Hessling learns an important lesson for an ambitious man: one must first serve power to gain power for oneself. From then on, his modus operandi is to bow to superiors and kick underlings
Beitrag zur rationellen Energieanwendung beim keramischen Brand by Wolfgang Staudte( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kaiser's lackey Der Untertan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic historical satire of biting sharpness about Diederich Hessling, a weakling of the lower middle class who rises in the world by obsequiously deferring to those above him and brutally tyrannizing those of lower station
DEFA classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DEFA classics collection gathers East German feature films that were screened around the world during the Cold War. Some won awards and recognition at prestigious international festivals (Her third, dir. Egon Giinther; Stars, dir. Konrad Wolf) or were submitted for an Oscar for Best foreign language film (Jacob the liar, dir. Frank Beyer). Others became box office hits in their country of origin (Hot summer, dir. Joachim Hasler; The story of little mook, dir. Wolfgang Staudte) and cult films in West Berlin (The legend of Paul and Paula, dir. Heiner Carow). These movies have made a significant contribution to international film history and are at the core of what could be considered the canon of East German cinema
Images of the Holocaust & antifascism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of the Holocaust and antifascism offers a unique perspective on an all-too familiar topic, intertwining the themes of German/Jewish relations, anti-Nazi resistance and the Holocaust. As soon as WWII ended, (East) German directors began addressing the horrific legacy of the Nazis in a wide range of films produced between 1946 and 1988. Featured are acclaimed German directors, including Frank Beyer (Jacob the liar, Naked among wolves), Kurt Maetzig (Marriage in the shadows), Wolfgang Staudte (The murderers are among us) and Konrad Wolf (Stars, Professor Mamlock). Such classics are hailed by the British Film Institute as "the most consistent and coherent analysis of fascism of any national cinema."
 
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Staudte, Wolfgang Georg Friedrich 1906-1984

Wolfgang Staudte cinéaste allemand

Wolfgang Staudte Duits filmregisseur

Wolfgang Staudte German film director

Wolfgang Staudte regista, sceneggiatore, e attore tedesco

Wolfgang Staudte Sutradara Jerman

Вольфганг Штаудте немецкий кинорежиссёр

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볼프강 슈타우터

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