August, Bille 1948-
Most widely held works about Bille August
Most widely held works by Bille August
Les miserables ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
The story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.
Les misérables ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Set in early 18th century France, Jean Valjean, a thief who has turned his life around as the result of an unexpected act of mercy, must overcome the machinations of scoundrels and the pursuit of Inspector Javert in order to protect the illegitimate daughter of a former employee.
The House of the spirits ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
The core of this epic tale spanning three generations of the Trueba family is the stormy, yet passionate, relationship between the supernaturally gifted Clara and her controlling husband Esteban, who resists change both politically and personally.
Pelle Erobreren Pelle the conqueror ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 410 libraries worldwide
A Swedish man and his son, Pelle, travel to Denmark in the hope of finding work and a better life. Pelle is inspired by the people he comes to know and realizes that to make his dreams come true, he must set out on a path of his own.
Smilla's sense of snow ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 384 libraries worldwide
When a young boy from Greenland falls from the top of the house Smilla lives in, she suspects that this was not an accident. As she begins to investigate, she is pulled deeper and deeper into a conspiracy that could very well mean her death.
Pelle erobreren ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 313 libraries worldwide
A boat filled with Swedish immigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm at the end of the 19th Century. Lasse and his son Pelle find work on a farm, but are treated very poorly. Pelle is determined to make a better life.
The color of freedom ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse conformists. The violence of the system on its white citizens was considerably more hidden than on its black ones, but it was violence all the same. White's were obligated to remain as ignorant as possible or be persecuted by the status quo.
En säng för Martin a song for Martin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Swedish and English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
In midlife, two soul mates finally meet, and their passion is fueled by their duel love of music. Martin is a famous composer-conductor and Barbara is a gifted violinist. Abandoning their lackluster lives they plunge into a new and exciting world. When their blissful existence is threatened, Barbara is courageously determined to prove that love conquers all.
Den goda viljan The best intentions ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Swedish and German and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A love story based on the lives of Ingmar Bergman's parents. Henrik Bergman, an impoverished Lutheran pastor, falls in love with a wealthy girl, Anna. Despite her mother's attempts to discourage the relationship, Anna's love grows stronger and the two eventually wed. A compelling look at the hardships, extreme faith and rigid discipline of Bergman's father and his lifelong commitment to his wife, this film sheds a powerful light onto the themes that have appeared in all of Bergman's best movies.
Jerusalem ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 127 libraries worldwide
The beginning of the 20th century. Gertrud and Ingmar are in love with each other. While Ingmar is away during the winter, a religious wave spreads in the area, and Gertrud becomes a follower of the new christian belief. The new priest is very mesmerizing and he wants his followers to emigrate with him to Palestine. Ingmar's sister decides to follow him and sells the home which has been the family's for centuries. The only way for Ingmar to save it is to marry the daughter of the man who buys it, Barbro. With Ingmar married to another, Gertrud cannot stay and follows the others to Palestine. However, Ingmar does not love Barbro. He is still in love with Gertrud and eventually follows her.
Convicted ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Cory is a convicted murderer spending her final days on Death Row. Her hopes and dreams are as lifeless as the walls that surround her. That is until the letters of a stranger awaken passions in her she thought had died long ago. While her attorney tries to appeal the verdict, Frank, the stranger, realizes he has fallen in love with Charlotte. Frank discovers that there are untold secrets behind the tragic circumstances of her imprisonment.
Tales of innocence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Indy witnesses a myriad of romantic miusadventures when he joins the French Foreign Legion.
Bille August's Twist + shout Zappa ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Danish and English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Twist and Shout is a gripping, sexy coming-of-age story in which four teenagers find love and heartbreak during the height of Beatlemania in 1960s Denmark. Zappa, the prelude to Twist and Shout, is the story of three teenagers in 1960s Copenhagen.
Goodbye Bafana ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 58 libraries worldwide
"James Gregory, a typical white Afrikaner, regards blacks as sub-human. Having grown up on a farm in Transkei , he learned to speak Xhosa at an early age. This makes him an ideal choice to become the warder in charge of Mandela and his comrades on Robben Island. After all, Gregory speaks their language and can spy on them. 'Goodbye Bafana' tracks the unlikely but profound relationship between these two men. Through their unique friendship, we witness not only Gregory's growing awareness of man's inhumanity to man, but also South Africa's evolution from apartheid to a vibrant democracy."--Container.
La casa de los espíritus The house of the spirits ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 39 libraries worldwide
La historia de una familias a través de cinco décadas de pasión, lucha, poder, amor y magia en una superproducción sin precendentes, basada en el best seller de Isabel Allende.
The house of the spirits ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Familiekroniek over een periode van vijftig jaar tegen de achtergrond van de politieke situatie in Chili.
Pelle the conqueror Pelle Erobreren ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in Swedish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A young boy who has come to a Danish farm with his widowed Swedish father takes his father's advice and sets out to conquer the world.
Tro, Håb og Kærlighed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Danish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Twist and Shout is a gripping, sexy, coming-of-age story in which teenager friends find love and heartbreak during the height of Beatlemania in 1960s Denmark.
Pelle Erobreren ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Danish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
"Au 19e siècle, un jeune garçon et son vieux père émigrent de la Suède vers le Danemark, espérant y faire fortune. Mais la vie au Danemark n'est guère différente de la pauvre existence qu'ils ont connue en Suède. Frappés par cette déception, ils n'ont pas d'autres choix que d'essayer de survivre d'une manière ou d'une autre..."
Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and German and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Die Gletscherforscherin Smilla führt ein zurückgezogenes Leben in Kopenhagen. Lediglich die Freundschaft zu ihrem Nachbarsjugen Isajah kann die unterkühlte Grönländerin ein wenig erwärmen. Als der Junge eines Tages vom Dach fällt, gibt es für Fräulein Smilla keinen Zweifel: Es war Mord. Weil die Polizei an einen Unfall glaubt, beginnt die Schnee-Expertin selbst zu ermitteln. Mehr und mehr gerät nun Smilla selbst in die Schusslinie ihrer geheimnisvollen Gegner. Die Spur führt sie in das ewige Eis Grönlands und Dank ihres Gespürs für Schnee kommt sie der Wahrheit immer näher - und die ist so unglaublich wie schrecklich.
Africa Agricultural laborers Allende, Isabel Apartheid Biographical films Conductors (Music) Conspiracies Defense (Criminal procedure) Denmark Denmark--Copenhagen Detective and mystery films Drama Eskimo women Falls (Accidents) Families Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Foreign films France France--Paris Friendship in adolescence Gregory, James,--1941- Historical films History Italy Love Mandela, Nelson,--1918- Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Prisoners Prison wardens Romance films Snow Social history South Africa South America Sweden Swedes Teenagers Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women death row inmates Women detectives Women violinists World War (1914-1918)
Multiple languages (17)
No Linguistic content (17)