WorldCat Identities

Ganz, Bruno

Overview
Works: 717 works in 2,039 publications in 11 languages and 20,036 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  War films  Biographical films  Fantasy films  Angel films  Romance films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Commentator, Other, Costume designer, Author, Singer, Artist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruno Ganz
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

67 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of Desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts--fears, hopes, dreams--of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well." -- Container
Downfall by Gertraud Junge( Visual )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Berlin, 1945, this powerful and provocative war drama retells the final days of the Second World War as recorded in the diaries of Hitler's private secretary, Traudl Junge, while barricaded with Hitler and his closest confidants in the Fuhrer's secret bunker
Luther by Eric Till( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regional princes and the powerful Catholic Church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip over 16th-century Germany. But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader - and hero. Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refused to back down, sparking a bloody religious revolution that shakes the entire continent to its core." -- Back of container
The counselor by Ridley Scott( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer makes a risky entrance into the drug trade, and gambles that the consequences won't catch up with him
Pane e tulipani Bread and Tulips by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a harried housewife is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday of her own in Venice. She becomes charmed by the city and her newfound freedom. She decides to extend her stay, finding a job in a flower shop, renting a room from a wistful waiter, and rediscovers her love for playing the accordian. But her solo journey does not sit well with her tyrannical husband, who hires an amateur detective to bring her back home
The Baader Meinhof complex by Bernd Eichinger( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about the early years of violent left-wing terrorist network the Red Army Faction, which organised bombings, kidnappings and murders throughout Germany in the 1970s
Vitus by Fredi M Murer( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vitus is a boy who seems to be from another planet. He has hearing like a bat, he plays piano like a virtuoso and studies encyclopaedias at the age of five. No wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him
Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht by Werner Herzog( Visual )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker is about to leave on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife, Lucy, begs him hot to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings, Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large, gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale, wraith-like figure with a shaven head and deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula. The events that transpire slowly convince Harker that he is in the midst of a vampyre. What he doesn't know, however, is the magnitude of danger he, his wife and his town are about to experience as victims of the Nosferatu
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American sociopath who sells forged paintings in Germany arranges for a desperate art restorer to carry out a high-paying mob hit
Youth without youth by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Romania is on the brink of war with Germany and linguistics professor Dominic Matei has little left to live for. On Easter Day 1938, he crosses the street and is struck by a bolt of lightning. Badly burned and nearly dead, he amazes the doctors by healing in only a short time. He defies science and ages in reverse from 70 to 40. There's seemingly no limit to the wonder and love he can find in his new youth. He pursues lost dreams, endless knowledge and the secrets of life until his secret is discovered. Now he must use his increased intelligence to keep his powerful secret safe from the wicked powers that would use it for evil."--Container
Nosferatu the vampyre by Werner Herzog( Visual )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harker, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to arrange a real estate transaction for Count Dracula, with tragic results
Night train to Lisbon by Bille August( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin teacher Raimund Gregorius finds a book by Portuguese poet and doctor Amadeu de Prado and his life is irrevocably changed. Determined to learn more about the author, Gregorius boards the night train to Lisbon and begins to piece together an epic story of oppression and revolution, loyalty and betrayal, love and jealousy, played out against the backdrop of a brutal fascist dictatorship. In his exploration of Amadeu de Prado's life, Gregorius finds that life can change in an instant
Mia aiōniotēta kai mia mera Eternity and a day( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Greek, Modern and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous writer is told he has only a few days to live. He meets a young boy on the street, an illegal immigrant from Albania, and decides to take him back home. During the trip, the writer hopes to learn about life and death
Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud Des Pallires( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and German and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice
Faraway, so close!( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenders returns to the familiar characters of Wings of desire, charting the progress of the now earthbound ex-angel Damiel, and of Germany since the fall of the Wall
The American friend by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

39 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris
Die Faelschung( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in German and English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grateful for a respite from his imploding marriage, Hamburg newspaperman Georg arrives in civil war torn Beirut to chronicle the bloody Lebanese war. Inside a shell-pitted hotel, Georg and colleague Hoffman, join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Outside, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions
Der Himmel über Berlin = Les ailes du désir by Wim Wenders( Visual )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux anges, Damiel et Cassiel, descendent du ciel à Berlin. Ils peuvent côtoyer les humains sans être vus... Ils rencontrent un ancien ange devenu humain (Peter Falk) qui sent leur présence et leur communique sa foi en l'humanité. Damiel fait une autre rencontre qui sera pour lui décisive, puisqu'il tombe amoureux... [Source : d'après la jaquette]
Die Marquise Von O-- The Marquise of O--( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in German and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic wars, a young widow who is saved from an attempted rape finds herself mysteriously pregnant several months later. Unaware of how this happened, she is sent away by her family and ends up marrying her rescuer, whom she doesn't know is the child's father
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Downfall
Alternative Names
Bruno Gancs

Bruno Ganz acteur suisse

Bruno Ganz aktor i reżyser szwajcarski

Bruno Ganz attore svizzero

Bruno Ganz schweizer Schauspieler

Bruno Ganz Swiss actor

Μπρούνο Γκανζ

Бруно Ганц

ברונו גנץ

برونو غانس

برونو گانتس

브루노 간츠

ブルーノ・ガンツ

布鲁诺冈茨

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DownfallLutherThe Baader Meinhof complexYouth without youthMia aiōniotēta kai mia mera Eternity and a dayThe American friendDie Marquise Von O-- The Marquise of O--