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Gwisdek, Michael 1942-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 225 publications in 4 languages and 1,436 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Film adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc  Musical films  Comedy films  Road films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Gwisdek
Good bye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared
Nachtgestalten( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beeld van de nachtelijke straten in Berlijn
Donna Leon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffer the little children : When an illegal Albanian immigrant gives birth, she's told that her baby has died and she should ask no further questions. Her personal devastation brings Brunetti into the world of child trafficking, where purveyors exploit a vulnerable population afraid to stand up for their rights. The horror continues when he learns how far in society the ripples have spread.--Container
Dein unbekannter Bruder( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being released from a concentration camp, Arnold remains loyal to the underground anti-Nazi movement. Despite that, he lives quietly as a film projectionist. Suspicion is in the air and soon Arnold does not know who he can trust
Die Unberührbare by Oskar Roehler( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbst 1989: Mit dem Fall der Berliner Mauer bricht in Deutschland eine allgemeine Euphorie aus. Eine Hochstimmung, der Hanna Flanders sich nicht anschließen kann und will. Für die linke Schriftstellerin bricht nicht nur die Mauer zusammen; sie sieht zugleich eine persönliche Traumwelt zugrunde gehen, in der die DDR als Verwirklichung einer erstrebenswerten sozialen Realität gegolten hatte. Hanna Flanders hofft, inmitten der Atmosphäre des politischen Umbruchs auch selbst einen Neuanfang schaffen zu können, und zieht kurzerhand von München nach Berlin. Dort wird sie jedoch auch ihrer letzten Illusionen beraubt und muss akzeptieren, dass das Phantasiegebilde, welchem sie sich seit Jahren hingegeben hat, nicht mehr mit der Wirklichkeit in Einklang zu bringen ist
Das Lied in mir( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria, a young German woman, goes to Buenos Aires on her way to a swim meet in Chile. While there, she hears a nursery rhyme in Spanish and realizes that she knows the words. She calls her father and tells him about her experience. He unexpected shows up at her hotel and confesses that she is adopted and had lived in Buenos Aires until she was three years-old. He decides to help her find her birthparents, who may have died during the brutality inflicted by the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina in the 1970s. During her first inquiries, Maria finds a police officer who decides to help her in the search
Your unknown brother( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in German and Multiple languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being released from a concentration camp, Arnold remains loyal to the underground anti-Nazi movement. Despite that, he lives quietly as a film projectionist. Suspicion is in the air and soon Arnold does not know who he can trust
Jadup und Boel( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small town, everyone has tried to forget what happened shortly after WWII. That is, until a stranger finds a book that Jadup gave to the young refugee, Boel, over 30 years ago. This subject matter was considered so controversial by GDR authorities thatJadup and Boel℗ was banned and not released until 1988. Painful memories of the period after the war and of Boel and her disappearance begin to surface. Jadup, now the town's respected and popular mayor, remembers how he doubted and failed his friend Boel and when rumors of a rape arose, and some blamed a Russian soldier. He hadn't even noticed that Boel had been in love with him. Jadup's confrontation with the past gives him a new, critical view of his current situation and surroundings
Vaya con Dios( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three monks are making their way from Germany to a monastry in Italy, because they cannot afford the rent for their facility any longer."--IMDB
Coming out by Heiner Carow( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he has a girlfriend who is expecting his child, Philipp, a young teacher in Berlin, meets Matthias and falls in love. After years of repressing his homosexuality, he must finally accept himself for who he truly is. The first and only DEFA feature film about homosexuality, Coming Out premiered on November 9, 1989 ... the evening the Berlin Wall came down. Philipp and Tanja teach at the same school. Both enjoy their work immensely, win their pupils' trust and talk about pressing problems. Tanja, especially, sees the love of her life in this friend. Philipp is attracted to her as well, but when a friend from his youth reminds him of an earlier erotic bond, he realizes that he is gay. It is a fact he has been repressing for years. Philipp falls passionately in love with Matthias. Matthias puts all his trust in Philipp and the relationship seems to have potential . . . but Philipp is a coward. He lacks the courage to tell Tanja the truth, as she is expecting his child, and he also fails to commit himself to Matthias or honestly confront his sexual orientation
Der Verdacht nach der Erzählung "Unvollendete Geschichte" von Volker Braun( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Tangospieler : nach der Erzählung "Der Tangospieler" von Christoph Hein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleinruppin forever and what did you do in the 1980's?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy set in 1985 Bremen about a professional tennis star who meets his unknown twin brother and the comedic results of their switching places
The Baader Meinhof complex( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg."--Constantin Film
Die Schauspielerin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boxhagener Platz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1968, Student revolts and sexual revolution are in full swing in the west, and Soviet tanks have rolled in Prague. Life at Boxhagener Platz in East Berlin is in turmoil too for Grandma Otti and her grandson, Holger - albeit for different reasons. A cheerful and passionate cemetery goer, Grandma Otti has already buried five husbands. Now that her sixth husband Rudi is also on the brink of passing on, two new admirers are already making advances to her. One of them is a charming and articulate widower and pensioner named Karl Wegner, an ex-revolutionary from the Spartacus League and commuter between East and West. The other is a smarmy ex Nazi known as "Fish Winkler". Unlike Grandma Otti, her grandson Holger hasn't had much luck as yet with the opposite sex
Minna von Barnhelm oder, Das Soldatenglück by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Seven Years' War, the Prussian Major von Tellheim becomes engaged to the Saxon noblewoman Minna von Barnhelm. After the war, the king-- in an unwarrented move-- deprives the major of his title. Tellheim becomes impoverished and, filled with shame, breaks off his relationship with Minna. But she remains devoted to her beloved Tellheim and cunningly manages to elicit a new declaration of love from him."--Container
Pestalozzis Berg by Lukas Hartmann( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movie about the humanist and education reformer Pestalozzi
Treffen in Travers nach Motiven der gleichnamigen Erzählung( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1793, the essayist and naturalist Georg Forster meets his estranged wife, Therese, and her lover Ferdinand Huber. Over the course of three days and nights, and in the shadow of the revolutionary events in Paris, a private melodrama takes place in Travers, Switzerland
The tango player = Der Tangospieler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disenchanted and bitterly resentful, the historian Dr. Dallow has been released after 21 months in prison for playing piano in a subversive student cabaret. He refuses the Stasi's offer to help him get his university position back in exchange for becoming an informant. He lives in increasing isolation and despair as he tries to deal with the hypocritical social system and the injustice done to him. Things change after Soviet tanks roll into Prague in August 1968. The film, including original footage from the 68 invasion in Prague, is based on Christoph Hein's novella that first broached two taboo topics in East German literature: the Stasi and Soviet repression of the Prague Spring
 
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Alternative Names
Michael Gwisdek attore e regista tedesco

Michael Gwisdek deutscher Schauspieler und Filmregisseur

Michael Gwisdek director de cine de Alemania

Michael Gwisdek German actor and film director

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