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Sukowa, Barbara 1950-

Works: 231 works in 858 publications in 10 languages and 8,961 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Documentary films  Television adaptations  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Author, Contributor, Costume designer, Creator, Instrumentalist, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Barbara Sukowa
Most widely held works by Barbara Sukowa
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

62 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biopic of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. "Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker -- controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils -- introduced her now-famous concept of the 'Banality of Evil.' Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, [director] von Trotta...turns the often-invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema." -- Container
Vision : aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen = from the life of Hildegard von Bingen by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the first women to preach and interpret Biblical scripture
Europa by Lars von Trier( Visual )

74 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Kessler, an American of German descent, visits Germany in 1945. He works as a night conductor on the Zentropa Railway Line, owned by a Nazi sympathizer. Leo attempts to remain neutral to the ongoing purguing of loyalists by the Allied forces, but he falls in love with the railway magnate's daughter
M. Butterfly by David Cronenberg( Visual )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French civil service officer risks and then abandons everything in his life in his obsessive pursuit of a enigmatic Chinese opera diva who harbors a secret
Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded May 1992 in the Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Wien
Berlin Alexanderplatz : einen film in 13 teilen und einem epilog by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

61 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Franz Biberkof, a former transportation worker. When we first see Franz, he has just been released from prison where he has served four years for an irrational act of violence. He returns to his Berlin neighborhood resolved to go straight but forces in his environment, the influences of his cronies, the grinding poverty, the decay of society overwhelm him and he begins his duel with fate
Lola by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

75 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a German provincial town during the 'economic miracle' of the '50s, the seductive Lola is the star attraction of the nightclub in which she works. But, ever ambitious, she spots an opportunity to improve her social position in the form of straight-laced new buildings commissioner von Bohm. Presenting her most demure persona, she manipulates von Bohm into a chaste courtship, but finds that outrunning her past is more difficult than she ever imagined
The BRD trilogy : Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema
Die Bleierne Zeit = Marianne and Juliane by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, this film relates the emotional and psychological relationship between two sisters. Parallels the personal history of the Ensslin sisters: Gudrun (Marianne in the film) was imprisoned as a terrorist in the Stammheim prison, where she died, supposedly a suicide, in the fall of 1977 ; Christiane (Juliane in the film) worked for some time as an editor of a women's magazine, "Emma", and was determined to prove that her sister did not kill herself
Rosa Luxemburg by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sukowa offers a towering performance in this compelling, multileveled biography of the dedicated, idealistic democratic socialist/pacifist/humanist who played a prominent role in German politics in the early years of the century
Johnny Mnemonic by Robert Longo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second decade of the 21st century. Corporations rule. The world is threatened by a new plague: NAS. Nerve Attenuation Syndrome, fatal, epidemic, its cause and cure unknown. The corporations are opposed by the LoTeks, a resistance movement risen from the streets: hackers, data-pirates, guerrilla-fighters in the info-wars. The corporations defend themselves. They hire the Yakuza, the most powerful of all crime syndicates. They sheathe their data in black ice, lethal viruses waiting to burn the brains of intruders. But the LoTeks wait in their strongholds, in the old city cores, like rats in the walls of the world. The most valuable information must sometimes be entrusted to mnemonic couriers, elite agents who smuggle data in wet-wired brain implants. Johnny Mnemonic is one of these couriers. This is his story
Pierrot lunaire : op. 21 ; Suite : op. 29 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 monkeys( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows the journey of James Cole, a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world. Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly in the present day, Cole must untangle a conspiracy that's been spun throughout centuries. As Cole, Dr. Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to discovering the truth they will learn that there are not only deadly consequence for mankind, but time itself
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai : Lieder nach Robert Schumann und Franz Schubert by Reinbert de Leeuw( )

5 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo Faber by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950s, globetrotting New York construction engineer Walter Faber is drawn to Sabeth, a young German woman he meets on a ship traveling from New York to Paris; perhaps it's because of her resemblance to an old flame of his. Sabeth is drawn to him as well, even though she reads Albert Camus and Walter's never read a work of fiction. Sabeth tells Faber she's planning to hitchhike across Europe. He's worried for her, and offers to drive her to Rome. Along the way, his concern becomes romance, and romance leads to tragedy
Voyager by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

/ Voyager is set in 1957. It tells the story of Walter Faber (Sam Shepard), a successful workalholic builder of hydroelectric dams. Faber is a man od science who believes only in what is calculable and rational, and who distrusts emotions and happenstance. En route to New York City from Central America, Faber's plane crash-lands in the Mexican desert, and leads to the first of several events that befall him. Upon returning to New York Faber is cornered by his girlfriend, Ivy (Deborah-Lee Furness)who pushes him to make a commitment to her. Faber flees, booking passage on a ship to France. On board he meets Sabeth (Julie Delpy), a young, exciting woman, and is attracted to her. A friendship develops and Faber offers to drive Sabeth to Rome. During their journey Faber experiences a rejuvenation of his spirit and he and Sabeth fall in love. It is later in Greece, where he meets his long lost love Hannah (Barbara Sukowa), that the story comes to its tragic conclusion
Zuflucht in Shanghai : the port of last resort by Joan Grossman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the little-known story of nearly 20,000 European Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai in the years 1938-1941, through four survivors (Fred Fields, Ernest Heppner, Illo Heppner, and Siegmar Simon). "This remarkable archival material reveals a lost world -- when Shanghai was the Far East's most illustrious city. Extraordinary images of refugees and uncommon views of Chinese life create a compelling vantage point for understanding and experiencing this story of survival."--Container
Vision : het leven van Hildegard von Bingen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van de Duitse abdis en mystica (1098-1179)
Die Entdeckung der Currywurst( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last days of World War II, Lena Brücker (Barbara Sukowa) lives alone in her Hamburg apartment and works for the state-run Food Distribution Agency. At 47, and without any longing for her husband stationed on the eastern front, Lena believes that life and love are passing her by. Her life takes a dramatic turn when she offers shelter to Hermann Bremer (Alexander Khuon), a young sailor on shore leave. Quickly, they become lovers. It is a dangerous game: Hermann is now a deserter and the noise from Lena's apartment is arousing suspicion. Far more threatened by peace than war, Lena attempts to hold on to Hermann by hiding the truth of Germany's imminent defeat
Pierrot lunaire : chamber concert from Salzburg Festival by Arnold Schoenberg( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work consists of 21 poems "in which the commedia dell'arte figure Pierrot roams through fantastical nocturnal worlds, recounting experiences--some erotic-religious, some libidinous-ecstatic--before returning home to Bergamo and the 'ancient scent from far-off days.' ... Along with the live concert recording, a documentary film called ' ... Solar plexus of modernism' was made ... on the work's historical, contextual and musical exegesis."
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
LolaThe BRD trilogy : Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola
Alternative Names
Barbara Sukowa actrice allemande

Barbara Sukowa artista alemana

Barbara Sukowa attrice teatrale, attrice cinematografica e cantante tedesca

Barbara Sukowa deutsche Schauspielerin und Sängerin

Barbara Sukowa Duits acteur

Barbara Sukowa Duits actrice

Barbara Sukowa German actress and singer

Barbara Sukowa německá herečka

Barbara Sukowa tysk sångare och skådespelare

Barbara Sukowa tysk sanger og skuespiller

Barbara Sukowa tysk songar og skodespelar

Sukova, Barbara 1950-

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باربارا سکووا بازیگر و خواننده آلمانی

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LolaThe BRD trilogy : Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, LolaRosa LuxemburgVoyager