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Ganz, Bruno

Overview
Works: 639 works in 1,601 publications in 12 languages and 17,927 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography  Motion pictures  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Creator, Commentator, Interviewee, Costume designer, Other, Artist, Contributor, Vocalist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Bruno Ganz
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,294 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 )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,143 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 )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,499 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 realisation 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 )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regional princes and the powerful 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 refuses to back down, sparking a bloody revolution that shakes the entire continent to it's core
Nosferatu the vampyre by Werner Herzog ( Visual )
82 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,064 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
Pane e tulipani Bread and Tulips by Silvio Soldini ( Visual )
60 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Left behind at a rest stop while on a tour with her family, Rosalba decides to take a vacation of her own in Venice, but soon a few days turns into something more as she makes new friends, gets a job and meets a new man
The Baader Meinhof complex by Momentum Picture ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 672 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 )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At six, Vitus is both incredibly talented and wonderfully precocious. When it becomes evident that he has an exceptionally high IQ and can play piano like a young Mozart, expectations run high. His parents love him, his grandfather understands him, but no one knows the truth - that his real genius is in his heart
Der amerikanische Freund by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 580 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 )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 524 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
The counselor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 429 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
Mia aiōniotēta kai mia mera Eternity and a day ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in German and Greek, Modern and held by 407 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
Faraway, so close! by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 305 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 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film about American gangster films and the Americanization of European cinema and lifestyles. The story centers on a young German picture-framer who is hired to assassinate a mobster
Der Himmel über Berlin Les ailes du désir by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
72 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les héros de cette histoire sont des anges. Oui, des anges. Et pourquoi pas? On s'est accoutumé à voir tant de monstres et de créatures imaginaires au cinéma. Alors, pourquoi pas des esprits bienfaisants, pour changer?Ils observent des milliers d'êtres humains, mais surtout ceux auxquels ils se sont attachés - non seulement ils peuvent tout voir, mais ils peuvent recueillir jusqu'aux pensées les plus secrètes.Parmi eux, chose inouïe, un ange tombe amoureux : il deviendra mortel
Die Faelschung ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in German and English and held by 253 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
Night train to Lisbon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 221 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
Die Marquise Von O-- The Marquise of O-- ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in German and held by 182 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
The Last days of Chez Nous by Gillian Armstrong ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arrival of Beth's younger sister Vicki disrupts her household and transforms her shaky marriage
Der Untergang ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in German and English and held by 165 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
 
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