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Ganz, Bruno

Works: 687 works in 1,849 publications in 11 languages and 19,221 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Film and video adaptations  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Creator, Contributor, Commentator, Other, Interviewee, Costume designer, Author, Singer, Artist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruno Ganz
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )
50 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based in part on the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, this film marked Wenders' return to Germany after a sojourn in America. Wenders examines the divided city of Berlin through two angels, Cassiel and Damiel who oversee the activities of its inhabitants. They are invisible to all but children. Damiel, however, has grown weary and frustrated by his inability to affect the people he watches. Visiting a traveling circus, he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist. Encouraged by a former angel, now an actor in a film about the war, he decides to abandon the ethereal sphere for the world of earthly delights. (Circulates)
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,195 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 Joachim C Fest( Visual )
34 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors
Luther by Eric Till( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film de,tarihin, silahsız gerçekleştirilen en büyük reformlarından birinin gelişimi ve Martin Luther'in yaşam öyküsü anlatılıyor.Kanlı devrimlerle dolu tarih sayfalarında, Martin Luther'in gerçekleştirdiği reformun, ayrı bir yeri vardır.Çünkü, Luther'in reformu silahsız, dolayısıyla kansız olmuştur.Filmde, bu reformun gelişim süreci anlatılıyor.16. yüzyılda yaşayan Martin Luther, genç bir hukuk öğrencisiyken, Tanrı'ya verdiği bir söz yüzünden, rahip olmaya karar verir.Luther, kıvrak zekası ile kısa zamanda, kilise içinde parlar.Avrupa'da ki, tüm siyasi havaya egemen olan kilisenin yaptıklarına ve din sömürüsüne eleştirel bir gözle bakan Martin Luther, var olan bu düzenden rahatsız olur ve inancı ile ilgili ikileme düşen Luther'in reformu, bu noktada başlar.Roma'ya yaptığı dini bir ziyaretin sonucunda, papalık düzeninin, kitleleri sömürmeye odaklanmış olduğuna iyice ikna olur.Kutsal kitapları tekeli altına alan papalık düzenine karşı çıkarak kısa zaman içinde İncil'i kendi diline çeviren Luther, arkasında yüzbinlerce taraftar toplar.O güne kadar,bağışlanma ve çennet tabuları satarak,güç ve zenginlik elde etmiş katolik kilisesi,bu isyanın sesini bastırmak için,elinden geleni yapmaya kararlıdır
Pane e tulipani Bread and Tulips by Silvio Soldini( Visual )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 956 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 counselor by Ridley Scott( Visual )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ridley Scott's The Counselor, from a script by Cormac McCarthy, stars Michael Fassbender as the title character, a slick lawyer who is madly in love with Laura (Penelope Cruz). He asks her to marry him, and she agrees, though she is unaware that serious financial troubles have prompted him to fund a drug deal with a shady but established middle man named Westray (Brad Pitt), that could bring in millions. Part of the counselor's financial troubles stem from the fact that he's investing in a club being opened by his best friend Reiner (Javier Bardem), a hedonist and occasional client who has attained his wealth by any means necessary, and likes to keep his wife, Malkina (Cameron Diaz) covered in all the accoutrements the wealthy enjoy. However, when the drug deal starts to go wrong, the counselor finds himself unprepared to deal with the fallout, and soon he's trying to protect his bride-to-be as well as himself from the wrath of a drug cartel that has no qualms about exacting revenge
The Baader Meinhof complex ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 660 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 )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 621 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
Der amerikanische Freund by Wim Wenders( Visual )
39 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 581 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
Nosferatu the vampyre by Werner Herzog( Visual )
36 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and German and held by 555 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
Youth without youth by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 529 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 Phantom der Nacht by Werner Herzog( Visual )
47 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 511 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
Mia aiōniotēta kai mia mera Eternity and a day ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Greek, Modern and held by 373 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
Night train to Lisbon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 354 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
Faraway, so close! ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 295 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 ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 6 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. DVD
Der Himmel über Berlin Les ailes du désir by Wim Wenders( Visual )
64 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deux anges, Damiel et Cassiel, descendent du ciel à Berlin. Ils peuvent côtoyer les humains sans êtr vus... Ils rencontrent un ancien ange devenur 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]
Age of uprising : the legend of Michael Kohlhaas ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 248 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
Die Faelschung ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in German and English and held by 246 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
Die Marquise Von O-- The Marquise of O-- ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in German and held by 189 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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