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Petzold, Christian 1960-

Works: 40 works in 255 publications in 4 languages and 3,579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Coming-of-age films  Fiction  Romance films  Film noir 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , Author, Performer, Contributor, fmd, Film editor, Other, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christian Petzold
Barbara by Christian Petzold( Visual )

51 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital
Yella by Christian Petzold( Visual )

37 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following a near-death experience Yella ( Nina Hoss) flees her eastern German hometown, failed marriage and broken dreams to start over in Hanover. By chance she finds work with an ambitious and determined young executive Philipp (Devid Striesow) and enters a ruthless world of big business and cut-throat boardroom deals for which she finds he looks, quick wits and icy demeanor major assets" Container
Jerichow] by Christian Petzold( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A business relationship turns into a love triangle when an ex-soldier begins working for a store owner and his beautiful wife
Die innere Sicherheit by Christian Petzold( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in German and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A couple with a terrorist past have been living on the run for 20 years and have a 15 year old daughter, Jeanne, who has never known a normal childhood. When their money is stolen, they are forced to return secretly from Portugal to their native Germany, undertaking a journey during which Jeanne's teenage development coincides with the disintegration of the family cell."--Container
Gespenster( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nina is a vulnerable 17-year-old, alone in a world of social workers who run her life. She finds an ally in reckless Toni, a tough young woman who grabs what she wants to survive. Together they experience a fleeting moment of intimacy, an instant of happiness. Meanwhile, Francoise has returned to Berlin where her baby daughter was kidnapped many years previously. In the street she spots Nina and becomes convinced that she has found her long-lost child"--Container
The Berlin school : films from the Berliner schule by Rajendra Roy( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The informal movement that critics like to call the Berlin School," as director Christoph Hochhäusler puts it, is a loose affiliation of filmmakers who emerged around the time the Berlin Wall fell. The founding figures--Thomas Arslan, Christian Petzold, and Angela Schanelec--and their younger colleagues are not bound by a manifesto or by any singular aesthetic. Nonetheless, their observant portrayals of characters in flux offer a compelling cinematic expression of the search for new identities in a time of societal change. The films of the Berlin School have resonated profoundly since the mid-1990s, making it one of the most influential auteur movements to emerge from Europe in the new millennium
Wolfsburg( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auf einem asphaltierten Feldweg, der den Einheimischen als Abkürzung nach Wolfsburg dient, überfährt der Autohändler Philipp Wagner während eines Streits am Telefon ein Kind und begeht Fahrerflucht. Als der Junge im Krankenhaus stirbt, zerbricht Laura Reiser, die Mutter. Sie macht sich auf die Suche nach dem Täter und begegnet Philipp dabei durch Zufall. Philipp bemüht sich um Laura, gibt ihr Halt. Und dann ist da auf einmal ein Gefühl von Geborgenheit und Nähe. Laura wei nicht, worauf sie sich einlässt
Toter Mann by Christian Petzold( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged lawyer arranges a date with a woman who keeps crossing his path. Later, she falls asleep on his couch, and the next morning he awakes to find her and his laptop, which contains vital case files, missing
Barbara : ein Drehbuch von Christian Petzold by Christian Petzold( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara, an East German doctor, has applied for an exit visa. As punishment, she has been transferred to a tiny hospital in the middle of nowhere, where she waits, uninterested in anything. Then she meets Andre, another doctor transferred there as punishment. But has he really fallen in love with her, or was he sent to spy on her?
Dreileben ein Ort, drei Schicksale, drei Filme( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most talked-about world-premieres at this year's Berlinale, Dreileben was also one of the longest: a triple-bill of 90-minute German TV-movies running a total of five-and-a-half hours (with intermissions). Named after a fictional rural area in the east of the country where each of the films takes place, the project arose from e-mail discussions between a trio of respected German writer-directors, Christian Petzold, Dominik Graf and Christoph Hochhäusler. The result is three separate though linked takes on the same manhunt story. Johannes is a happy-go-lucky teen working as an intern at a quiet countryside clinic and involved in an on-off courtship with Sarah, pretty daughter of the institution's chief surgeon. But when he meets Bosnian refugee Ana a more fiery romance quickly develops against the backdrop of a police-search for convicted murderer Molesch. Molesch escaped - with the hapless Johannes' inadvertent assistance - while 'visiting' with his deceased mother at the hospital's mortuary."--Dreileben: Film Review / by Neil Young 1:45 PM PDT 3/14/2011
Phoenix by Christian Petzold( Visual )

8 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis."
The state I am in Die innere Sicherheit( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two former terrorists have lived underground with their adolescent daughter for years. Somewhere in Portugal, they manage to establish a quasi-legal identity until one inattentive moment causes everything to collapse. On the run again, they end up in Germany. In the meantime, their daughter has fallen in love. The parents rob a bank, but are caught while trying to escape. This is not only political film, but also a film about a young girl growing up
La scelta di Barbara( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Multiple languages and German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estate 1980. A causa di una richiesta di visto di uscita dalla Germania Est Barbara, una dottoressa, viene trasferita da Berlino in un ospedale di campagna. Il suo fidanzato Jörg, che vive all'Ovest sta pianificando la sua fuga. Barbara svolge con scrupolo il suo lavoro di chirurgo pediatra ma si tiene a distanza dai colleghi che pensa di dover frequentare ancora per poco tempo. Il primario Andre è però interessato a lei e non solo professionalmente. Man mano che il giorno della fuga si avvicina la situazione per Barbara, tenuta sotto stretto controllo dalla Stasi (la polizia politica) si complica
Dreileben( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gespenster( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerichow Yella / Darst.: Nina Hoss; Devid Striesow; Hinnerk Schönemann...Regie: Christian Petzold.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toter Mann( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In einem Stuttgarter Hallenbad fällt Leyla ein Buch auf den Boden. Thomas hebt es auf. Er begegnet der attraktiven 26-Jährigen noch ein paar Mal, dann spricht er sie schüchtern an und lädt sie zum Essen ein. Abends hören sie in seiner Wohnung Musik. Als er am anderen Morgen aufwacht, ist sie fort. Vergeblich sucht er sein Notebook. Weil er Rechtsanwalt ist und vertrauliche Bürodaten ungeschützt auf der Festplatte gespeichert hat, macht er sich Sorgen
Barbara( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bárbara Barbara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verano de 1980 en la República Democrática Alemana. Bárbara, pediatra, es castigada, por pedir autorización para marchar a Occident, a trabajar en el hospital de un pueblo. Allí su vida se entrecruza con la de otras personas que serán cruciales en el rumbo que tome
Dreileben( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Christian Petzold Duits filmregisseur

Christian Petzold German film director and screenwriter

Christian Petzold ralisateur allemand

Christian Petzold regista e sceneggiatore tedesco

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