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Kretschmann, Thomas 1962-

Works: 228 works in 660 publications in 8 languages and 20,791 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Historical films  Biographical films  Case studies  Fiction  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Kretschmann
The pianist by Robert Benmussa( Visual )
68 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the memoirs (Śmierć miasta) of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew and a brilliant pianist who watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. The film tells of his heroic and inspirational journey of survival with the unlikely help of a sympathetic German officer, as he lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )
34 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and German and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny
The young Victoria by Jean-Marc Vallée( Visual )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to the realization that he is someone she can fully trust and believe in
Downfall by Joachim C Fest( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors
Blade II by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legendary "daywalker" Blade must join forces with a high-powered team of vampires to take on a fearsom threat more deadly than either has seen before. These unlikely allies must stop a race of super-vampires intent on destroying everyone in their path - human or vampire
Next by Lee Tamahori( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him. He can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low in Vegas under an assumed name. There, he performs cheap tricks and lives off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm
Valkyrie by Bryan Singer( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kolonel Claus von Stauffenberg voegt zich bij het Duitse verzet, doet mee aan de operatie "Valkyrie" en neemt de taak op zich om Hitler te vermoorden
Walküre Valkyrie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the incredible true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and his ingenious assassination plot targeting Adolf Hitler, this engrossing thriller reenacts the daring operation to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known
Stalingrad by Joseph Vilsmaier( Visual )
54 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film features the bloodiest battle in the history of warfare - the legendary battle of Stalingrad
Transsiberian by Brad Anderson( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After a stint as missionaries in China, An American couple, Roy and Jessie, decide to take the long way home from their recent sojourn in Asia on the legendary Trans-siberian Express train from Beijing to Moscow. On their way, they meet another couple from the West, Carlos and Abby, with whom they quickly form a familiar bond that often unites fellow travellers away from home. When Roy accidentally gets separated from the group at a stopover, Jessie begins to realize that their compatriots aren't exactly who or what they seem to be. The real danger begins to surface as a deceitful Russian detective and locals terrorize Jessie in this unforgettable journey"--Container
Resident evil apocalypse by Paul Anderson( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the re-opening of the Hive and the T-Virus, the Umbrella Corporation quarantines the whole city, disabling anyone at all from leaving. Among those trapped within, are members of the suspended STARS group. To survive the mess around them, Alice, now a genetically modified project, has to accept a deal with Dr. Ashford, a scientist whose daughter has gone missing, and escort her out of the city. If Alice accepts, he'll ensure that the group are safely flown out of the quarantined city before the deadly Nemesis eliminates them all
The Celestine Prophecy ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Woodson is disillusioned and temporarily without direction. Through a mysterious set of coincidences, he finds himself on an adventure to Peru in search of ancient scrolls, known as the Celestine Prophecy. The prophecy and its nine key insights, predict a new awakening that will redefine human life and provide a glimpse into a completely spiritual culture on earth. Resistant at first, John finds that with each step he takes and person he meets leads him to a new awakening. It is only when he finally lets go does he find his destiny and comes to understand the meaning that had escaped him when his adventure began
Resident evil by Paul Anderson( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resident evil: A virus has escaped in a secret facility turning the staff into hungry zombies. The complex computer shuts down the base to prevent infection. The parent corporation sends in an elite military unit, where they meet Alice, who is suffering from amnesia due to exposure to nerve gas. The military team must shut down the computer and get out, fighting their way past zombies, mutants, and the computer itself, before the virus escapes and infects the rest of the world. Alice must also come to terms with her slowly-returning memories
The Galapagos affair : Satan came to Eden ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. A extraordinary documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the island's 'Adam and Eve,' others flock there, including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson
The big bang ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three ruthless cops, desperate to find a stash of diamonds hidden in the desert, kidnap a tough private investigator. He recounts the events of his latest case that led to his abduction, which involves a brutal Russian boxer, a missing stripper, and a billionaire surfer looking to recreate the Big Bang. The solution to the mystery will cost ten lives, net $30 million, and just might explain...well, everything
Esther by Raffaele Mertes( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in German and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the story of Esther, a Jewish woman loved by King Ahasuerus, who persuades him to show her people mercy, thus averting a planned genocide of the Jews by the King's right-hand man Haman
Dracula ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centuries after the Order of the Dragon cursed him with immortality and murdered his wife, Dracula arrives in Victorian London to wreak his revenge. Posing as an American industrialist who intends to bring modern science to England, Dracula sets out to destroy the sect, only to fall in love with a woman who strongly resembles his dead wife, an obsession that threatens to thwart all his plans
In enemy hands ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The U.S.S. Swordfish U-boat is taken prisoner in a battle with a German sub. Meningitis strikes half the German crew. Avoiding the contagion and POW protocol, crew members and prisoners must work together to survive
Immortal ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A floating pyramid has emerged in the skies above, inhabited by ancient Egyptian Gods. They have cast judgment down upon one of their own, stripping him of immortality. Now he must find a human body to inhabit and search for a way to regain his status
Eichmann by Robert M Young( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based upon the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, made before his execution in Israel as he accounts to Captain Avner Less, a young Israeli police officer, of his past as the architect of Hitler's plan for the 'final solution.' Captured by intelligence operatives in Argentina, fifteen years after World War II, Eichmann, the world's most wanted man, must be broken down and the truth unveiled. As the world waits, two men must confront each other in a battle of wills
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English (186)
German (48)
French (8)
Spanish (4)
Russian (2)
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