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Petzold, Christian 1960-

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Most widely held works by Christian Petzold
Barbara by Christian Petzold( Visual )

79 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yella is an East German businesswoman whose life is ruled by her explosive relationship with her ex-husband. In a bid to escape his haunting presence, Yella searches for a job in the West. With the help of Philipp, a handsome venture capitalist, Yella rekindles her passion for business, proving herself adept at spreadsheets and clipped corporate language. As Yella's friendship with Philipp blossoms into unexpected love, and their business relationship becomes more and more profitable, Yella suddenly finds herself tormented by her past, plagued by nightmares which threaten to destroy her newfound happiness
Phoenix( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eine Frau kehrt nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg mit schweren Gesichtsverletzungen aus dem KZ nach Berlin zurück und sucht nach einer kosmetischen Operation ihren Ehemann. Der erkennt sie aber nicht und überredet die vermeintliche Fremde, in die Rolle seiner Frau zu schlüpfen, um an deren Erbe zu gelangen. Dichte Literaturverfilmung, die sich dem Umgang mit dem Holocaust im Nachkriegsdeutschland mit den Mitteln der (Kino-)Mythen nähert. Eine beklemmende Raumpoetik, eine Bildsprache im Sinne des Film noir sowie großartige Darsteller machen den Film zu intensivem Gefühls- und Spannungskino über Schuld und Verdrängung." []
Die innere Sicherheit by Christian Petzold( Visual )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in German and held by 339 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
Phoenix by Christian Petzold( Visual )

46 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret perfromer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that's as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing
Gespenster( Visual )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 279 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 154 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
Jerichow by Christian Petzold( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drei Menschen treffen mit schicksalhafter Zufälligkeit aufeinander. Thomas (Benno Fürmann), jung, kräftig, wortkarg, Zeitsoldat in Afghanistan, bis man ihn unehrenhaft aus der Armee entlassen hat; Ali (Hilmi Sözer), vom Leben schon ein wenig mitgenommen, misstrauisch, aber immer noch leutselig, ein türkischer Unternehmer in Deutschland, der mit seinen Imbissbuden reich geworden ist; Laura (Nina Hoss), Alis Frau, attraktiv, distanziert, beherrscht, wie jemand, die schon vieles hinter sich hat
Wolfsburg( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 55 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 weiß nicht, worauf sie sich einlässt
Toter Mann by Christian Petzold( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in German and English and held by 32 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
Dreileben : ein Ort, drei Schicksale, drei Filme( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 30 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
Barbara : ein Drehbuch von Christian Petzold by Christian Petzold( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 24 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La scelta di Barbara( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 13 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
Barbara by Christian Petzold( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die innere Sicherheit( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with their adolescent daughter, two former terrorists have been living underground in Portugal for years. Complications arise when their daughter falls in love and the family's secret life is revealed. On the run, they return to Germany where the parents end up robbing a bank
Dreileben( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ehrgeiziges Projekt der Regisseure Christian Petzold, Dominik Graf und Christoph Hochhäusler, die einer lang gepflegten Diskussion filmische Taten folgen lassen: Verbindender Ausgangspunkt ihrer drei in Inszenierung und Temperament grundverschiedenen Erzählungen ist das Motiv eines geflohenen Sexualstraftäters, der sich in der thüringischen Provinz versteckt. Petzold entwickelt die Liebesgeschichte zwischen einem Zivildienstleistenden und einem Zimmermädchen mit Migrationshintergrund, die nicht an den Straßensperren der Polizei, sondern an sozialen Barrieren scheitert. Ein sprödes Melodram ohne narratives Zentrum, das viel Zeit für die Überwindung räumlicher Distanzen aufbringt; eine komplexe, introvertierte Drift entlang existenzieller Abgründe, wie immer bei Petzold durch minimale Zeichen gesellschaftlich präzise verankert. [film-dienst]
Il segreto del suo volto( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlino 1945. Nelly Lenz, sopravissuta al campo di concentramento, torna nella città natale dove la accoglie l'amica Lene, anche lei ebrea, che prepara per Nelly il trasferimento in Israele, una volta che la donna avrà recuperato la cospicua eredità che le spetta in quanto unica superstite della sua famiglia. Lene ha anche predisposto per Nelly una ricostruzione plastica del viso, devastato dalle ustioni. Nonostante le propongano un volto nuovo, Nelly insiste per riavere il proprio, anche perché non pensa ad altro che a ritrovare il marito Johnny. Peccato che Johnny, quando la vede, non la riconosca. Ma accorgendosi della somiglianza con la moglie, che lui crede defunta, Johnny ingaggia Nelly per interpretare ... se stessa, ai fini di recuperare l'eredità di cui sopra. (MyMovies)
Die innere Sicherheit( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in German and held by 5 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

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Christian Petzold Duits filmregisseur

Christian Petzold German film director and screenwriter

Christian Petzold réalisateur allemand

Christian Petzold réalisateur et scénariste allemand

Christian Petzold regista e sceneggiatore tedesco

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