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August, Bille 1948-

Overview
Works: 232 works in 743 publications in 8 languages and 6,834 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Production personnel, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bille August
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Visual )

75 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,139 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
The House of the spirits by Bille August( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 866 WorldCat member 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 by Max von Sydow( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging Swedish widower and his young son immigrate to a small Danish island in hopes of a better life. They encounter deprivation and misery, but the strength of their love keeps them going
Smilla's sense of snow( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a small boy leaps to his death from the snow-covered roof of a Copenhagen apartment building, his friend Smilla, a Greenlander who can "read" snow, knows it was no accident. For one thing, Isaiah was horribly afraid of heights, and his small footprints tell her he was fleeing from something, or someone, even more terrifying
Night train to Lisbon( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 437 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
The color of freedom( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 359 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
Pelle erobreren by Bille August( Visual )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 277 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
En säng för Martin a song for Martin by Bille August( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 272 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 )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 151 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 127 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
Jerusalem by Bille August( Visual )

13 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
La casa de los espíritus The house of the spirits( Visual )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 88 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
Tales of innocence( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indy witnesses a myriad of romantic miusadventures when he joins the French Foreign Legion
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
Pelle the conqueror by Bille August( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelle en zijn vader verlaten Zweden om in Denemarken een betere toekomst te zoeken. Het harde plattelandsleven valt zwaar tegen
Twist and shout by Bille August( Visual )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Danish and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zappa, the prequel to Twist + Shout, is the story of three teenagers in 1960s Copenhagen
Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee by Peter Høeg( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Gletscherforscherin Smilla führt ein zurückgezogenes Leben in Kopenhagen. Lediglich die Freundschaft zu ihrem Nachbarsjungen Isaiah kann die unterkühlte Grönländerin ein wenig erwärmen. Als der Junge eines Tages vom Dach des Wohnhauses stürzt, gibt es für Fräulein Smilla keinen Zweifel: Es war Mord. Da die Polizei von einem tragischen Unfall ausgeht, beginnt die Schnee-Expertin ihre eigenen Ermittlungen zu führen. Dabei gerät Smilla mehr und mehr in die Schusslinie mächtiger und äusserst gefährlicher Gegner. Die Spur führt sie schliesslich in das ewige Eis Grönlands, wo sie dank ihres Gespürs für Schnee einer Wahrheit näher kommt, die ebenso unglaublich wie schrecklich ist
Nachtzug nach Lissabon( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 28 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: www.cede.ch)
Das Geisterhaus alles, was zählt, ist das Leben selbst( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in German and English and held by 25 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)
 
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