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Preisner, Zbigniew

Works: 417 works in 1,276 publications in 12 languages and 11,895 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  War films  Melodrama  Drama  Fantasy films  Historical films  History 
Roles: Composer, Author, Arranger, Musician, Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Other, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Zbigniew Preisner
Trois couleurs. Three colors. Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her
Europa Europa = Hitlerjunge Salomon by Agnieszka Holland( Visual )

29 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish boy, separated from his family at the age of thirteen, takes on various identities to hide his Jewish heritage
La double vie de Veronique The double life of Véronique by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

52 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alors que Weronika vit à Cracovie (Pologne), Véronique, elle, vit à Clermont-Ferrand (France). Sans qu'elles ne se connaissent, la mort de l'une (Weronika), qui s'évanouit et s'éteint durant son premier concert de choriste, semble changer sensiblement la vie de l'autre Véronique. Un film sur la vie et son double, sur le destin qui tire les fils des marionnettes humaines."
When a man loves a woman by Percy Sledge( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and Michael are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment
Fairy tale : a true story by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controvery that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. But are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
The secret garden by Agnieszka Holland( Visual )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned Mary Lennox is sent back from India to live at her uncle's gloomy house on the Yorkshire moors - Wandering in the grounds one day, she finds a key to a secret garden - First published in 1911
Anonyma : eine frau in Berlin = A woman in Berlin by Max Färberböck( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II
Un secret by Claude Miller( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'exploration d'un lourd secret de famille et l'histoire d'une passion, à travers le voyage intérieur de François, un enfant solitaire qui s'invente un frère et imagine le passé de ses parents. Le jour de ses quinze ans, une amie de la famille révèle au jeune François une vérité bouleversante, mais qui lui permet enfin de se construire."
The beautiful country by Nick Nolte( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Binh has grown up not knowing his parents, an American soldier and a Vietnamese woman. In an effort to find a better life he searches for his mother in Saigon before heading to New York City and later Houston
Krótki film ó milości = a short film about love by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extended version of the televised series Decalogue (part 6). A young man falls in love with an older woman who lives across the courtyard in the same Warsaw apartment block. Kieślowski's interpretation of "Though shalt not covet"
Trois couleurs by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trilogy of films named after the colors of the French flag (blue--liberty, white--equality, red--fraternity), describes what these well-known historical notions mean to us today, who already possess liberty, who are equal, and for whom fraternity is a common ideal. In Blue liberty is not treated in a social or political way but the liberty of life itself. A beautiful woman (Juliette Binoche) is devastated after the accidental death of her husband, a renowned composer, and her young daughter. She returns to living her life again only when she allows music to protect her from loneliness
Between strangers by Gérard Depardieu( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalia is a photojournalist whose powerful image of a young girl has just been printed in a magazine. Catherine is a concert cellist whose wife-abusing father has just been released from jail. Olivia is a housewife who has devoted her life to caring for her wheelchair-boung husband. Each of these women have visions of the same small girl at moments when they are each forced to confront their pain and each finds a way back to salvation through living out a dream
Krótki film ó zabijaniu = A short film about killing by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Polish and French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varsovia. Un taxista está lavando su coche. Jacek, un joven campesino de mirada turbia, vaga por la ciudad. Piotr, un estudiante de derecho, se prepara para hacer su último examen. Sus destinos se cruzan cuando Jacek coge un taxi para ir a los suburbios de la ciudad, donde asesina brutalmente al taxista golpeándolo con una piedra
Aberdeen by Scottish Film Council( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaisa, a beautiful and feisty Scottish woman, finally has her life together ... at least until her mother asks an enormous favor of her: to bring back her estranged, larger-than-life father. The two of them, father and daughter together, set out on a wild and brutally funny, yet heartbreaking journey which takes them through their emotional past before reaching their ultimate destination
Ossessione by Louis Malle( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Fleming, parlementaire conservateur récemment promu Secrétaire d'Etat, est marié depuis 25 ans à Ingrid, avec laquelle il entretient une relation pleine d'affection. Ils ont deux enfants : Martyn, qui est à présent un brillant journaliste politique, et Sally, une adolescente à l'esprit vif et curieux. Il ne peut imaginer la tempête qui va s'abattre sur lui lorsqu'il fait la connaissance d'Anna Barton, amie de son fils, au cours d'une réception à l'Ambassade de France..." (Source : jaquette)
Blue, white, red three colors( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bold trio of stories about love and loss ... [that] was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 90s. The films are named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity--but that hardly explains their enigmatic beauty and rich humanity. Set in Paris, Warsaw, and Geneva, and ranging from tragedy to comedy, Blue, White, and Red ... examine a group of ambiguously interconnected people experiencing profound personal disruptions"--Container
Bez końca = No end by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film's hero, a libertarian lawyer, dies four days before the film begins, leaving the case of a worker arrested for organizing a strike unresolved. His ghost watches his wife and son struggle to survive without him and is concerned that his client's case is being handled by a lawyer whose approach differs from his. Trying to overcome her husband's death, the attorney's wife becomes involved in the trial but there seems to be "no end" to her deceased spouse's pervasive influence. Set during the period of martial law in Poland, Kieslowski's film was not shown outside Poland until 1986
Silence, night and dreams by Zbigniew Preisner( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois couleurs. Three colors. White by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious tale of a man whose life disintegrates when his beautiful wife of six months deserts him. Forced to begin anew, he rebuilds his life, only to plan a dangerous scheme of vengeance against her
Live in Gdańsk by David Gilmour( Recording )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Gilmour is the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd. This is his first ever solo live album and it captures the magic of his concert held in front of 50,000 people in the Gdansk shipyards
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The beautiful country
Alternative Names
Kowalski, Zbigniew

Kowalski, Zbigniew 1955-

Kowalski, Zbigniew Antoni 1955-


Van den Budenmayer.

Van Den Budenmayer & Zbigniew Preisner

Van den Budenmayer, H. 1955-

Zbigņevs Preisners

Zbignew Preisner

Zbigniev Preisner

Zbigniew Preisner Composer

Zbigniew Preisner compositeur de musique de films, chef d'orchestre

Zbigniew Preisner compositore polacco

Zbigniew Preisner polnischer Filmmusikkomponist

Zbigniew Preisner polsk komponist

Zbigniew Preisner polsk kompositör

Zbigniew Preisner Pools componist

Збигнев Прайснер польский композитор

Збігнев Прайснер

Прайснер, Збигнев

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