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August, Bille 1948-

Overview
Works: 200 works in 983 publications in 10 languages and 7,691 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Romance films  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Fiction 
Roles: fmd, fmp, Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Production personnel, Scenarist, Film editor, Restager , Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bille August
The House of the spirits by Bille August( Visual )

99 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 960 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 )

68 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 881 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
Den Goda viljan = The best intentions by Bille August( Visual )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Ann Akerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. Urbane Anna can't stand living in the rural country and grows increasingly restless. She returns to Uppsala and the couple's love and commitment are put to the test
Night train to Lisbon by Jeremy Irons( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 551 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 by Bille August( Visual )

52 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 550 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
Smilla's sense of snow by Bille August( Visual )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 483 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
En säng för Martin = a song for Martin by Bille August( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member 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
Convicted( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 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 )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 95 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
Meryl Streep collection : America's greatest actress in three films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of the spirits: Esteban works hard and eventually gets enough money to buy a hacienda and become a local patriarch. He becomes very conservative and is feared by his workers. A hauntingly romantic epic tale spanning three generations of the Trueba family. At its core is the stormy, yet passionate relationship between the supernaturally gifted Clara and her controlling husband Esteban, who resists change both politically and personally
Bille August's Twist + shout ; Zappa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Danish and held by 58 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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 41 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)
Silent heart( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of three generations gather over a weekend to say goodbye to Esther (Ghita Nørby) who suffers from an incurable disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and with the help of her husband Poul (Morten Grunwald) has chosen to pursue euthanasia when the weekend is over. But as the end approaches, the mother's decision becomes more and more difficult to handle for the daughters Heidi (Paprika Steen) and Sanne (Danica Curcic), and old conflicts come to the surface
Twist and shout by Bille August( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 37 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
Pelle, el conquistador by Bille August( Visual )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El niño Pelle y su padre Lasse han conseguido trabajo en la granja Stone, en condiciones similares a la esclavitud. La granja es un lugar muy duro capaz de matar todos sus sueños. Lasse le dice a su hijo: "si lo deseas, puedes conquistar el mundo". Pelle crece y va descubriendo poco a poco todas las facetas de la vida: el sexo, el frío invierno, la muerte ... y contemplando el navegar de los grandes veleros, Pelle sueña con las tierras lejanas que algún día conquistará: España, América, China
The house of mirth ; Les misérables( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 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
Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee by Peter Høeg( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 33 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
Bille August fortæller om sit liv og sine film til Anne Wolden-Ræthinge by Bille August( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption
 
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Jerusalem
Alternative Names
August, Bille 1948-

Bille August cinéaste et écrivain danois

Bille August dán filmrendező, operatőr, forgatókönyvíró

Bille August Dänischer Filmregisseur

Bille August Danish film director

Bille August Deens filmregisseur

Bille August director de cine danés

Bille August director de cinema danés

Bille August duński reżyser filmowy

Bille August regista danese

Билле Аугуст

Билле Аугуст датский кинорежиссёр

Білле Аугуст Данський кінорежисер

בילה אוגוסט

בילה אוגוסט במאי קולנוע דני

بیله آگوست

빌레 아우구스트

어거스트, 빌 1948-

アウグスト, ビレ

ビレ・アウグスト

比利·奧古斯特

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JerusalemThe house of mirth ; Les misérables