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Gwisdek, Michael 1942-

Works: 155 works in 282 publications in 4 languages and 1,930 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Romance films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, fmd, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Gwisdek
Good bye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dedicated young German boy pulls off an elaborate scheme to keep his mother in good health. Suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma after seeing her son arrested during a protest, Alex's (Daniel Brühl) socialist mother, Christiane (Katrin Sass), remains comatose through the fall of the Berlin wall and the German Democratic Republic. Knowing that the slightest shock could prove fatal upon his mother's awakening, Alex strives to keep the fall of the GDR a secret for as long as possible. Keeping their apartment firmly rooted in the past, Alex's scheme works for a while, but it's not long before his mother is feeling better and ready to get up and around again
Your unknown brother = Dein unbekannter Bruder( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in German and Multiple languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the year 1935: after being released from a concentration camp, Arnold remains working for the resistance movement in Hamburg. He has mixed feelings about his new contact agent; he almost envies the man's self-confidence, but cannot help mistrusting him. And this time, when casualties are heavy, only Walter emerges unscathed. Is he an informer? Based on Willi Bredel's book of the same name
Nachtgestalten( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night the Pope arrives in Berlin, three groups of people search for their own bit of luck in this tragic comedy: a homeless man and woman dream of spending a night in a hotel; a farmer seeks romantic love in a red light district, only to become involved with a drug addict. a man takes a boy from Angola under his wing
Jadup and Boel = Jadup und Boel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and held by 125 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
Donna Leon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 120 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
The tango player = Der Tangospieler( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 113 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
Coming out by Heiner Carow( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in German and held by 110 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
Das Lied in mir( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 95 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
Die Unberührbare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaya con Dios( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 22 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
Die Unberührbare by Oskar Roehler( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last few weeks in the life of novelist Gisela Elsner, who committed suicide in 1992, as related by her son, the film-maker Oskar Roehler. The novelist, renamed Hanna Flanders in the film, has as much difficulty coming to terms with her own personal development as with political developments, the demise of the GDR and German reunification
Der Verdacht nach der Erzählung "Unvollendete Geschichte" von Volker Braun( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dein unbekannter Bruder Angst vor Versagen, Verhaftung und Verrat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 15 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 13 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
Boxhagener Platz( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 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
Die Schauspielerin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria (Corinna Harfouch), a rising theater star in Nazi Germany, is in love with Mark (Andre Hennicke), a Jewish actor. She accepts her dream job at a theater in Munich, but Mark is banned from performing -- except at the Jewish Kulturbund Theatre in Berlin. Maria discovers she is unable to live without Mark, but the Nazi Nuremberg Laws strictly forbid their relationship. So that they can be together, Maria decides to fake her own suicide and assume a Jewish identity. Corinna Harfouch won the Best Actress Award at the 1988 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for her performance in the role of Maria
Treffen in Travers( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In einem Schweizer Städtchen trifft 1793 der deutsche Dichter Georg Forster, der nach der Revolution nach Paris gegangen war, mit seiner Frau und ihrem Liebhaber zusammen, um die Scheidung auszuhandeln. Doch noch sind längst nicht alle Bindungen und Beziehungen erloschen. Klassischer Dreieckskonflikt in einer historischen Liebesgeschichte vor dem Hintergrund der Französischen Revolution. Das kammerspielhafte Regiedebüt des Schauspielers Michael Gwisdek, eindrucksvoll vor allem in seinen darstellerischen Leistungen und der atmosphärischen Dichte." []
The Baader Meinhof complex by Uli Edel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 10 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
Minna von Barnhelm, oder das Soldatenglück : ein Lustspiel by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage performance of Lessing's romantic comedy about a pair of lovers, separated by the Seven Years War, who must go through a complex series of events before all ends happily
Your unknown brother Dein unbekannter Bruder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 Duits acteur

Michael Gwisdek German actor and film director

Михаэль Гвиздек

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