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Koltai, Lajos

Overview
Works: 150 works in 367 publications in 9 languages and 9,732 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Film and video adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Melodrama 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer, Illustrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lajos Koltai
The emperor's club by Emile Hirsch( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history teacher in a private boys' school helps his students understand the strange, surprising turns their lives take
Evening ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters, Constance and Nina. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. Her daughters wonder who the man, Harris, is and about his relationship with their mother. Constance and Nina try to take stock of Ann's life as their mother is tended to by a night nurse as she journeys into her mind back to a summer weekend some fifty years before, before she was married, going from New York City to be maid of honor at the high-society Newport wedding of her dearest friend from college. Unexpected feelings surge forth once Ann meets wedding guest Harris Arden, a lifelong friend and intimate of the Wittenborn family. Ann's love for Harris will change her life, and those of her daughters, forever
Being Julia by W. Somerset Maugham( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for
Home for the holidays by Jodie Foster( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance
Malèna by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the day that Italy joins World War II, 12-year-old Renato rides through town on his bike and meets Malena, a foreigner who has moved into town to be with her husband, but whose beauty inspires lust and jealously in the community. Renato goes off to fight in the war and his thoughts of Malena are what keep him going. When Malena's husband is killed in the war, she is taken to court, charged with adultery. Renato must find the courage within himself to defend her
When a man loves a woman by Luis Mandoki( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice and Michael are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment
Sorstalanság Fateless ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hungarian and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teenage Jewish boy from Budapest finds himself in turmoil as Hitler's Final Solution becomes policy throughout Europe. Taken from his family and sent to a concentration camp, his existence becomes a surreal adventure in adversity in order to survive
Taking sides der Fall Furtwängler by István Szabó( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An American officer is sent to interrogate the great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler about his support of the Nazi regime during the Third Reich. At a time when other artists were forced to leave Germany or went into voluntary exile in protest, Furtwängler chose to stay behind and continue his career becoming one of the Nazi's foremost cultural assets. In a dramatic confrontation, the US officer goes up against the revered artist, calling into question his moral integrity and his artistic obligations. With the postwar world inclined to forgive and forget the officer's single-minded pursuit of justice makes for a suspenseful, troubling drama, in which the role of the artist in a criminal society is argued forcefully from both sides."--Container
The legend of 1900 by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an extraordinary man who lives a remarkable life without setting foot on land. Dubbed 1900 for the year he was born, he was abandoned atop a piano and raised by a lowly crew member in the bowels of a luxurious cruise ship. As he grows up, he is drawn to the piano and discovers he has an amazing gift for creating music. His reputation spreads, but he refuses to leave the ship. Only when he spots a beautiful girl on-board does he try to join the outside world and live a normal life
Max by Menno Meyjes( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max was a promising young artist who lost his arm in the Great War and with it his ability to paint. Upon his return he opens an acclaimed art gallery that caters to modernism. There he meets another war veteran and struggling artist named Adolf Hitler. Max encourages Adolf to develop his talent. But since Adolf is penniless and is without family or friends, the lure of politics soon wins Adolf's interest over art, setting into motion the most cataclysmic period of the 20th century
Just cause by Jonathan Couch( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sean Connery hace el papel de Paul Armstrong, un maestro de Leyes de Harvard que reabre la investigación de un homicidio a petición de un recluso condenado a muerte (Blair Underwood) quien sostiene que fue obligado por un siniestro policía a confesar un crimen que no cometió. A simple vista parece una mera cuestión de probar la inocencia o culpabilidad del reo, pero nada está claro en este misterio ocurrido en los pantanos de la Florida"--Contenedor
Oberst Redl Colonel Redl ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the early part of the 20th Century, Alfred Redl ruthlessly rises from his peasant background to become a high-ranking member of the Imperial Austrian military. But when Redl is sent to spy on the Russian Empire, his espionage is compromised by his secret double life as a homosexual. As the world perches on the brink of was, Redl finds himself trapped in a web of deception where honor, grandeur and greed can only be betrayed by one final shocking act of fate"--Container. German with optional English subtitles
Mobsters by Michael Karbelnikoff( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the daring exploits of four gangsters growing up in the 1920's: the charming "Lucky" Luciano, the skilled negotiator Meyer Lansky, the headstrong, womanizing "Bugsy" Siegal and the diplomatic Frank Costello
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"They're retirees who are anything but retiring. Robert Duvall and Richard Harris deliver 'two of the year's most spectacular performances' (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers) as a reserved ex-barber and a salty former sea captain, beached in a quiet Florida town and living solitary lives. But after meeting in the local park one afternoon, these polar opposites soon become the unlikeliest of friends"--Container
Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fateless is a deeply moving tale of a Hungarian Jewish boy and his quest for the meaning of his past. It screened in Official Selection at Berlin, 2005. Based on the 2002 Nobel prize-winning novel by Imre Kertesz, Fateless chronicles the attempts of 14-year-old Gyuri Koves to reconcile the unimaginable horror of having been incarcerated in German concentration camps. On his return to Budapest Gyuri finds those around him treat him with indifference. His friends and neighbours encourage him to put the past behind him, while an intellectual sympathetic to the personal and political terror of his past repeatedly refers to the camps as "the lowest circle of Hell". Gyuri finds neither comfort nor meaning in these clichés
Mephisto by István Szabó( Visual )
23 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama set in Germany before and during the Nazi period. A young provincial actor makes a bargain with the officials of the Third Reich. He betrays his wife, his mistress, and eventually his art, in exchange for fame. Eventually the circle of evil around him constricts, and he can no longer escape
Hanussen by István Szabó( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Esta aclamada película de István Szabó, es el último eslabón en su trilogía sobre el imperio austro-húngaro, nos narra el destino de Klaus Schneider, personaje histórico que causó furor en Europa, al ser conocido como Erik Jan Hanussen, vidente y mago. En Berlín, cuando osa predecir la victoria electoral de Hitler, llama la atención del poderoso partido Nazi. Las consecuencias de sus actos poco a poco lo llevarán a senderos peligrosos, de los qie no habrá retorno ..."--Envase
La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the tale of an extraordinary man who lives a remarkable life without setting foot on land. Abandoned atop a piano and raised by a lowly crew member in the bowels of a luxurious cruise ship, the boy is dubbed 1900 for the year he was born. As he grows up, he is drawn to the piano and discovers he has an amazing gift for creating music. His reputation spreads, but he refuses to leave the ship. Only when he spots a beautiful girl on-board does he try to join the outside world and live a normal life
Georg Elser einer aus Deutschland by Klaus Maria Brandauer( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Georg Elser, a solid citizen of 1939 Berlin who is loyal to the Fatherland despises Hitler and the Nazis. A few weeks after the start of World War II, he begins cooking up a scheme to assassinate Der Fuehrer at a reunion for the participants of the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. All he needs is seven minutes. All he doesn't need is the unwitting intrusiveness of innocent barmaid Anneliese. Based on true events
Fateless Roman eines Schicksallosen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Koltai, Lajos
Koltay 1946-
Koltay, Lajos 1946-
Lajos Koltai
Languages
English (78)
German (36)
Italian (25)
Hungarian (18)
Spanish (7)
Multiple languages (3)
French (2)
Japanese (1)
Czech (1)
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