WorldCat Identities

August, Bille 1948-

Works: 227 works in 798 publications in 8 languages and 7,094 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Biography  Fiction  Romance films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Production personnel, Performer, Film editor, Scenarist, Restager , fmd
Classifications: PQ2287.M5, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bille August
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Visual )

79 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,200 WorldCat member 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. DVD format
The House of the spirits by Bille August( Visual )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core of this epic tale spanning three generations of the Trueba 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 by Bille August( Visual )

37 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member 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
Night train to Lisbon by Bille August( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 518 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
Smilla's sense of snow by Bille August( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member 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
The color of freedom( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member 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 by Bille August( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous composer Martin meets concertmaster Barbara at one of his performances, and the two fall in love. After divorcing their spouses, Martin and Barbara marry and begin a happy life together. Five years later, as the couple is working on a new opera, Martin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. As Martin's condition worsens and his personality changes, the couple strain to hold on to the love that once brought them together
Den goda viljan The best intentions( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Swedish and held by 171 WorldCat member 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
Goodbye Bafana by Bille August( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van James Gregory, die van 1966 tot 1990 onder meer op Robbeneiland de persoonlijke bewaker van Nelson Mandela was
Convicted( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member 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
La casa de los espíritus The house of the spirits by Bille August( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member 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
Jerusalem by Bille August( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ganadora del premio Nobel Selma Lagerlöf nos presenta esta apasionante historia sobre el poder del amor y la búsqueda de un hombre por la fe. Escrita y dirigida por Bille August, director de Pelle el Conquistador y La Casa de los Espirítus, nos relata como Ingmar y Gertrude están profundamente enamorados, y se espera que pronto Ingmar herede las propiedades de su familia y sea el nuevo líder de la villa. Pero su felicidad se desvanece cuando un carismático predicador aparece y promete la salvación a todo aquel que lo siga hasta la Tierra Santa. La hermana mayor de Ingmar es tentada po sus palabras y vende la propiedad familiar al granjero Persson. Ingmar, se ve forzado a abandonar a Gertrude y se casa con la hija de Persson para salvar la granja familiar. Debido a la desesperación, Gertrude se une al predicador mientras la nueva esposa de Ingmar se da cuenta de como él está sufriendo y lo alienta a dirigirse a Jerusalem y traer a Gertrude de Regreso
Bille August's Twist + shout Zappa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Danish and held by 61 WorldCat member 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
Tales of innocence( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indy witnesses a myriad of romantic miusadventures when he joins the French Foreign Legion
Das Geisterhaus alles, was zählt, ist das Leben selbst by Bille August( Visual )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mittlerweile 80-jährig, lässt der mächtige Patriarch Esteban sein Leben Revue passieren. Er erinnert sich an den Tod seiner ersten Braut, die Liebe seiner Frau Clara, die Eigensinnigkeit seiner Tochter Blanca und an den Revolutionär Pedro, der sich ausgerechnet in Blanca verliebt. Und natürlich an den unehelichen Sohn Esteban, der das Unglück über die Familie bringt. (Quelle: Umschlag)
Pelle the conqueror by Bille August( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelle en zijn vader verlaten Zweden om in Denemarken een betere toekomst te zoeken. Het harde plattelandsleven valt zwaar tegen
Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee by Peter Høeg( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member 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
Tro, Håb og Kærlighed by Bille August( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Danish and held by 28 WorldCat member 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
Nachtzug nach Lissabon( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimund Gregorius, von seinen Schülern liebevoll "Mundus" genannt, Lateinlehrer und Altsprachengenie an einem Gymnasium, trifft auf der Kirchenfeldbrücke in Bern auf eine junge Portugiesin. Als diese sich in die kalten Fluten stürzen will, kann er sie gerade noch festhalten und retten. Doch kurz darauf verschwindet die Frau und zurück bleibt nur ihre Jacke mit einem Buch des portugiesischen Arztes Amadeu de Prado darin. In dem Buch entdeckt Raimund Gregorius durch Zufall ein Zugticket und entschliesst sich spontan dazu das Ticket zu nutzen. Er macht sich auf, zu einer abenteuerlichen Reise nach Lissabon. Auf der Suche nach dem Autor vor Ort, stösst Gregorius auf Teile eines Puzzlespiels mit höchsten Einsätzen, voller politischer und emotionaler Intrigen. Seine Reise überwindet Zeit und Raum, berührt Fragen der Geschichte, der Philosophie, der Medizin, trifft auf die Liebe, und wird zur befreienden Suche nach dem wahren Sinn des Lebens. (Quelle:
The house of mirth Les misérables( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of mirth: The glittering yet treacherous world of New York High Society comes to life in the heartbreaking story of Lily Bart, a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband but winds up disgraced and discarded
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Alternative Names
Bille August dn filmrendező, operatőr, forgatknyvr

Bille August Dnischer Filmregisseur

Bille August Danish film director

Bille August Deens filmregisseur

Bille August duński reżyser filmowy

Bille August regista danese

Билле Аугуст

בילה אוגוסט

بیله آگوست

빌레 아우구스트


JerusalemThe house of mirth Les misérables