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Staudte, Wolfgang 1906-1984

Overview
Works: 225 works in 520 publications in 3 languages and 2,863 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Musical films  Filmed operas  Historical films  War films  Comedy films  Opera films  Political films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Author of dialog, Adapter, Creator, Contributor, Other, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Die mörder sind unter uns = The murderers are among us by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

32 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first film to be produced in postwar Germany. Wolfgang Staudte's narrative focuses on Dr. Hans Mertens, a former officer in the German army who has been severely traumatized by the atrocities perpetrated by his superiors. Tormented by his conscience, Mertens wanders through a Germany ruined by the privations of World War II. Returning to Berlin, he finds that his former SS commander has successfully transformed himself into a wealthy industrialist, apparently untroubled by his role in the holocaust. Dr. Mertens, takes it upon himself to administer justice to his former commanding officer, who he knows to be guilty of war crimes. This was the first and perhaps the best of the so-called 'Trummerfilme', films from the rubble. It was also the first film from DEFA, the East German production company founded in 1946
Der Untertan : The Kaiser's lackey by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

68 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 420 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
Rotation by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German family becomes divided as the Nazis rise to power and father and son find themselves on opposite sides
The story of Little Mook by Wilhelm Hauff( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in German and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Arabian boy searches for a famous merchant to help his friend win the heart and hand of the Sultan's daughter
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and held by 91 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. The American release version was dubbed into English, and has interpolated scenes with the Ballad Singer played by Sammy Davis
The Murderers are Among Us (Die Mörder sind unter uns)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 84 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
The Story of Little Mook (Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany's most beloved and successful children's film classic takes you into the magical settings of the Arabian Nights. Wolfgang Staudte's lavish production and special effects carried on the legacy of the Ufa studios in Babelsberg. In a small town, a 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 the owner of magic racing slippers and a wand with which to find hidden treasures. Convinced that he has found his fortune, Mook sets out to find employment at the Sultan's court. But once there, Mook's success evokes much envy among the courtiers, who involve him in intrigues and have him expelled from the palace
The axe of wandsbek = (Das Beil von Wandsbek)( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in German and held by 64 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
Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck The story of little Mook = L'histoire du petit Mouk = La historia del pequeño Muck by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 63 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
Die Dreigroschenoper 63. Werkbuch zum Film by Wolfgang Staudte( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in German and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Nazi films : Four classics about Nazi Germany( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 35 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosen für den Staatsanwalt by Wolfgang Staudte( Visual )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 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
Beitrag zur rationellen Energieanwendung beim keramischen Brand by Wolfgang Staudte( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Untertan : [DVD] The Kaiser's lackey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 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
DEFA directors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After WWII, western occupation forces were leery about letting Germans start to make films again. In the Soviet sector, in contrast, filmmaking was seen as an important way to rehabilitate the population after twelve years under Nazi rule. German film artists and technicians who had spent the War in exile were joined by others who had survived within Germany to found the DEFA Studio in May 1946. Their primary concern was to address the horrors that had been perpetrated in their name and lay the foundations for a better world. The pioneers of DEFA's first generation include Slatan Dudow (Destinies of women), Falk Harnack (The axe of Wandsbek), Georg C. Klaren (Wozzeck), Gerhard Lamprecht (Somewhere in Berlin), Kurt Maetzig (Marriage in the shadows, Council of the Gods) and Wolfgang Staudte (The murderers are among us), among others
DEFA classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 15 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 15 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."
Rosen für den Staatsanwalt( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolfgang Staudte by Horst Knietzsch( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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

Վոլֆգանգ Գեորգ Շտաուդտե

볼프강 슈타우터

ヴォルフガング・シュタウテ

沃尔福冈·施多德

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