WorldCat Identities

Ganz, Bruno

Overview
Works: 599 works in 2,193 publications in 12 languages and 21,134 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Angel films  Crime films  Romance films  Historical films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Legal films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Contributor, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Commentator, Author, Costume designer, 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 )

173 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,714 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 )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,303 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 Oliver Hirschbiegel( Visual )

120 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,883 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 Kari Tikka( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) stars as Martin Luther, the brilliant man of God whose defiant actions changed the world, in this "epic, ravishingly beautiful" (The New York Times) film that traces Luther's extraordinary and exhilarating quest for the people's liberation. Regional princes and the powerful Church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip on 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 its core. - Container
Pane e tulipani = Bread and Tulips by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

74 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,048 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 counselor by Ridley Scott( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lawyer makes a risky entrance into the drug trade, and gambles that the consequences won't catch up to him
Der Amerikanische Freund = the American friend by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

110 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young picture framer thinks that he has a terminal disease and is set up to become a hired assassin in West Germany because of the lure of quick money
Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht by Werner Herzog( Visual )

89 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harber, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize a real estate deal. When he arrives at his destination, he encounters Count Dracula and a series of tragic events
The Baader Meinhof complex by Uli Edel( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and English and held by 668 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 Mu le( Visual )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 659 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
Youth without youth by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 552 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
Mia aiōniotēta kai mia mera = Eternity and a day by Anzheluopuluosi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As he faces the end of his life, poet Alexander prepares to leave home for the last time. Coming across a letter from his late wife, he is overcome with joyful memories and a sadness that he never paused to savor them. He embarks on a journey in which past and present intertwine as he attempts to retrieve those lost moments of his life." -- Container
Night train to Lisbon by Bille August( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 407 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-- by Heinrich von Kleist( Visual )

60 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1799: Eine schuldlos von einem russischen Grafen geschwängerte Marquise wird, nachdem ihr Zustand ruchbar geworden ist, von den Eltern des Hauses verwiesen. Heinrich von Kleists Novelle wurde in Eric Rohmers sensibler Verfilmung zum demonstrativen Gegenteil eines sentimentalen Dramas. Mit Sinn für die Absurdität der Geschichte legt Rohmer die ironische Moralkritik der Vorlage bloß, um daraus ein heiteres Plädoyer für die praktizierte Menschlichkeit jenseits bürgerlicher Konventionen zu entwickeln. (Lexikon des internationalen Films)
Nosferatu the vampyre( Visual )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and German and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Varna, where Jonathan lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Jonathan's wife, Dracula moves to Varna, bringing with him death and plague... An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the curse of not being able to get old and die
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 368 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
Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud Des Pallières( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and German and held by 350 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 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an angel dares to cross the line, he stumbles into the harsh reality of post-Cold War Berlin and findes himself engaged in deadly comabat to protect the mortales he lovers."
Die Faelschung by Bruno Ganz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 263 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
Il canto sospeso by Luigi Nono( Recording )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bruno Gancs

Bruno Ganz acteur uit Zwitserland

Bruno Ganz aktor i reżyser szwajcarski

Bruno Ganz attore svizzero

Bruno Ganz schweizer Schauspieler

Bruno Ganz Swiss actor

Μπρούνο Γκανζ

Бруно Ганц

Բրունո Գանց

ברונו גנץ

برونو غانس

برونو گانتس

브루노 간츠

ブルーノ・ガンツ

布鲁诺·冈茨

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DownfallLutherDer Amerikanische Freund = the American friendThe Baader Meinhof complexYouth without youthMia aiōniotēta kai mia mera = Eternity and a dayDie Marquise Von O-- = The Marquise of O--