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Kretschmann, Thomas 1962-

Overview
Works: 205 works in 624 publications in 8 languages and 19,846 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives  Biography  Fiction  Historical films  Biographical films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Kretschmann
The pianist by Robert Benmussa ( Visual )
66 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis
King Kong by Merian C Cooper ( Visual )
30 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 3,022 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 1,911 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 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loosely based on her actual first-hand account, depicts the final ten days of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of Hitler's then-secretary Gertraud (Traudl) Junge. Joining Hitler and his inner circle at their bunker in Berlin, she witnesses the collapse of Hitler's plans for the Third Reich. As the Russian army takes the city, the dissipation, horrific beliefs, and merciless logic of Hitler's philosophy and followers becomes ever more apparent and visceral
Blade II by Guillermo del Toro ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legendary "daywalker" Blade must join forces with a high-powered team of vampires to take on a fearsome 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 )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,101 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
Resident evil apocalypse by Paul Anderson ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,068 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
Valkyrie ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,022 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
Walküre Valkyrie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 960 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 )
52 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1942, German troops advance deep into the Soviet Union en route to Stalingrad. Hitler seriously misjudging the tenacity of the Red Army is convinced that the city can be conquered before winter. Inadequately clothed and without sufficient food the Nazi troops literally freeze and starve to death largely abandoned by their leaders. For the soldiers Fritz, Hans, Rollo and GeGe the struggle for life has just begun. Gunfire and bombs are only one part of this hell; most of the soldiers will lose the battle against hunger and cold. The film presents this turning point in World War II as a vast tableau of horror in which the average German soldier was as much a victim of Nazi evil as were the Soviet people
Transsiberian by Brad Anderson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roy and Jessie are a couple in a rocky relationship. Following a stay in Beijing they decide to give their relationship one last go and have another adventure together. They decide to travel on the Transsiberian from China to Moscow. The couple discover that the days of the train's glorious luxury has faded and has been replaced with cold steel carriages and indifferent fellow passengers. It is reputed to include drug traffickers. In the company of a fellow western couple, Carlos and Abby, everything goes well until the four decide to get off the train at one stop. They soon discover that Carlos is a drug dealer who was being pursued by corrupt police officers, and they are now after Jessie. Unwittingly, Roy and Jessie get caught up in the dark world of smuggling and betrayal. And they know that while the train is in motion, there is no means of escape
The Celestine Prophecy ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 641 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
The big bang ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 262 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 193 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
In enemy hands ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 185 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York City, 2095. A floating pyramid has emerged in the skies above Manhattan inhabited by ancient Egyptian Gods. They have cast judgment down upon Horus, one of their own. With only seven days to preserve his immortality, he must find a human host body to inhabit, as well as search for a mate. In the city below, Jill, a beautiful woman with blue hair and tears, wanders the city in search of her identity. She is aided by a doctor who is fascinated by this mystery of nature. Reality in this world has a whole new meaning as bodies, voices and memories converge with Gods, mutants, mortals and extra terrestrials
Eichmann by Robert M Young ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 182 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
In tranzit ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bitter game of cat and mouse ensues when a group of German POWs are accidentally sent to a female-run Soviet prison camp after WWII. As each group learns that things are not always as they seem, they realize that sometimes prejudices are unjustly held and love can be found in even the worst places
Hostel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"High stakes gambling takes on a sinister new meaning in this third chapter of the terrifying Hostel series. While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subject of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town"--Container
4 film favorites ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blade: House of Chthon: Led by the vampire overlord Marcus, their objective is to create a vaccine that will give rise to a new breed of super vampires, immune to vampire weaknesses. In order to stop them, Blade joins forces with the ruthless Krista Starr
 
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Languages
English (184)
German (44)
French (8)
Spanish (4)
Russian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
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