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Berger, Christian 1945-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 238 publications in 8 languages and 4,486 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biography  Personal narratives  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  War films  Documentary films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Other, fmd, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christian Berger
Das weisse Band : eine deutsche Kindergeschichte = White Ribbon by Michael Haneke( Visual )

34 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of World War I, the quiet order of a small protestant village in Northern Germany is disturbed by a series of mysterious and inexplicable accidents. To the mounting concern of the villagers, the events persist, becoming increasingly sinister and taking on the character of a perverse punishment ritual. But who is responsible?" (container)
Caché = Hidden by Michael Haneke( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges, de profesión periodista, empieza a recibir vídeos, rodados a escondidas en la calle en los que se le ve con su familia, acompañados por extraños e inquietantes dibujos difíciles de interpretar. No sabe quién se los manda. Poco a poco, el contenido de los vídeos se hace más personal. Georges empieza a pensar que se trata de alguien que le conoce desde hace mucho tiempo. Siente que tanto él como su familia están amenazados. Por desgracia, dicha amenaza no es explícita y la policía rehúsa tomar cartas en el asunto
The piano teacher by Michael Haneke( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erika is a loner. A middle aged piano teacher of some repute, she is unmarried, living with her mother in a small apartment in Vienna, her days an unending round of conservatory students, rehearsals, and dinner in front of the television. Her sex life consists of visits to sex shops and voyeurism. When she becomes involved with a student who has become infatuated with her, she tries to share her obsessions with him--with tragic results
The Pianist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments
71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls by Michael Haneke( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man
Benny's video by Michael Haneke( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in German and French and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents
The Notebook = A nagy füzet by János Szász( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Hungarian and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her thirteen-year-old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. The villagers call her the Witch because she is rumored to have poisoned her husband long ago. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings
La pianiste( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this riveting study of the dynamics of control, Academy Award-winning director Michael Haneke takes on Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek's controversial 1983 novel about perverse female sexuality and the world of classical music ... Erika [is] a piano professor at a Viennese conservatory who lives with her mother in a claustrophobically codepen­dent relation­ship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her mas­ochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter, a student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life."--Container
The highest level : a music documentary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Highest Level" explores the Berlin recording session of Lang Lang and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. The documentary provides insight into processes that are usually veiled: the recording of an album in a league of its own: the preparation of the musicians, the recording in the Philharmonie Berlin, the battle for the perfect sound, the mixing and balancing units during the audio post-production. It is the striking distance to the artists that makes the film an intimate experience. Lang Lang, Sir Simon Rattle, and the musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker, but of course the audio engineers as well are taking the centre stage. The musical pieces to be recorded are Béla Bartók's Piano Concert No. 2 and Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3
Mission Mozart : Lang Lang & Nikolaus Harnoncourt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spring 2014 the Vienna Musikverein turned into a music laboratory, a recording studio and into a venue for a very exciting enounter of two seemingly very different artists: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, well-known as an intellectual musician who came to attention as a period-practice and Lang Lang, a superstar, a pianist of stunning virtuosity and freewheeling music instincts, together with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra record the Mozart Piano Concertos No. 17 K453 in G major and No. 24 K491 in C minor. This documentary is a revealing insight into the creative process of two of the most distinctive and influential musicians in the world today
Das weisse Band : eine deutsche Kindergeschichte = Le ruban blanc by Michael Haneke( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un village de l'Allemagne du Nord protestante. 1913-1914. A la veille de la Première Guerre mondiale. L'histoire des enfants et adolescents d'une chorale dirigée par l'instituteur du village, leurs familles : le baron, le régisseur, le pasteur, le médecin, la sage-femme, les paysans. D'étranges accidents surviennent et prennent peu à peu le caractère d'un rituel punitif. Qui se cache derrière tout cela?" [source: jaquette]
Der gläserne Blick( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's body has washed ashore. Police detective Pinto finds a video camera in a nearby parked car, on tape a young woman apparently unaware of being filmed. Pinto later finds the young woman and an interrogation begins, but her explanations only give rise to more confusion. A murder mystery unravels as the detective puts the pieces together revealing a tale of love, betrayal, multiple women and a trail of events that seem more like fiction than reality
Die Klavierspielerin by Elfriede Jelinek( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments
The wall( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from the rest of the world when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the Austrian countryside around the lodge in which she was staying. Assuming some cataclysmic event has killed everyone outside the wall, she is forced to find a way to survive alone with only her dog Lynx, a cat and a cow. When a lone man finally appears and kills her dog for no apparent reason, she is forced to kill him, perhaps condemning her from any further human companionship, she is left to contemplate life alone with only her remaining animals
Kent Nagano conducts classical masterpieces. Symphony no. 3 in E flat major, op. 97 "The Rhenish" by Robert Schumann( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Kent Nagano and the musicians are combined with footage of the orchestra in rehearsal. Animated sequences portray episodes from Schumann's life. Includes concert recording of the Symphony no. 3 made at the Philharmonic Hall, Berlin
Words to image : the writer as Hollywood actor, 1930-1990 : a film reference book by Christian Berger( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highest level : Prokofiev 3 & Bartók 2 : the creation of an extraordinary recording( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paavo Järvi : Schumann at Pier 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen present their vision of Schumann's four symphonies. In addition to the live recording of the concerts, the production also features a documentary which portrays the origin and development of the project. "We want to show ourselves as we make music", says Järvi, reflecting the ensemble's pedagogical mission to make classical music accessible to the young. Watch this documentary on medici.tv. Schumann as he has never been heard before! This and nothing else was the goal of Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in the realization of their Schumann project; and according to the press and the audience there's no doubt that they've achieved their aim. After their internationally celebrated Beethoven cycle, this truly unique orchestra and its extraordinary principal conductor have now elaborated their vision of the artistic wealth of the Schumann symphonies. As the press wrote, "the symphonies seem to be newly born out of the spirit of dance, out of motion itself. Järvi's Schumann is above all played with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm" In a word: "The Bremen dream team under Järvi has just landed another major coup. As for Schumann, there is no way around the Kammerphilharmonie". As was to be expected of Paavo Järvi and the Kammerphilharmonie, this production features not only a simple concert recording. An extensive documentary provides insights into the origin and development of the project: "Schumann at Pier2" contains excerpts from rehearsals, comments on the works and their interpretation by Paavo Järvi, biographical information on Schumann, scenes featuring orchestral musicians (section leaders) demonstrating important passages and providing explanations on various facets of performance and interpretation. "We want to show ourselves as we make music", says Järvi. The concert recording also unfolded in an unconventional manner: in harmony with the ensemble's pedagogical mission to make classical music accessible to the young -- the orchestra rehearses in a school in an underprivileged Bremen neighborhood and was awarded a national prize for their work with youths -, the production took place at "Pier 2", a former storage building in the port of Bremen that is now used as a club and theater. The orchestra performed before a young audience on a specially designed stage, which also reflects the workshop character of the project
Schumann at Pier 2 : a concert film with Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains excerpts from rehearsals, Järvi's comments on the works, biographical information about the composer, as well as the musicians demonstrating salient passages and explaining their interpretation
By the sea by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanessa und Roland stehen nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis vor dem Aus ihrer Ehe. Eine gemeinsame Reise soll die Ehe retten
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Caché = Hidden
Alternative Names
Christian Berger Austrian cinematographer

Christian Berger direttore della fotografia austriaco

Christian Berger Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Κρίστιαν Μπέργκερ

Кристиан Бергер

כריסטיאן ברגר

كريستيان بيرغر

کریستیان برگر

クリスティアン・ベルガー

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