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Berger, Christian 1945-

Works: 32 works in 122 publications in 6 languages and 3,780 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Catalogs  Interviews  Filmed performances  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction  History  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Cinematographer, Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Christian Berger
Publications by Christian Berger
Most widely held works by Christian Berger
Das weisse Band eine deutsche Kindergeschichte = White ribbon by Michael Haneke( visu )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
"On the eve of World War I, the quiet order of a small protestant village in Northern Germany is disturbed by a series of mysterious and inexplicable accidents. To the mounting concern of the villagers, the events persist, becoming increasingly sinister and taking on the character of a perverse punishment ritual. But who is responsible?" (container)
Caché = Hidden by Michael Haneke( visu )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 996 libraries worldwide
Georges, who hosts a TV literary review, receives packages containing videos of himself with his family -- shot secretly from the street -- and alarming drawings whose meaning is obscure. He has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting that the sender has known Georges for some time. Georges feels a sense of menace hanging over him and his family but, as no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help
La pianiste The piano teacher ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in French and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Erika is a loner. A middle aged piano teacher of some repute, she is unmarried, living with her mother in a small apartment in Vienna, her days an unending round of conservatory students, rehearsals, and dinner in front of the television. Her sex life consists of visits to sex shops and voyeurism. When she becomes involved with a student who has become infatuated with her, she tries to share her obsessions with him--with tragic results
La Pianiste by Michael Haneke( visu )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in French and Italian and held by 273 libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique "Erika Kohut, la quarantaine, est professeur de piano au Conservatoire de Vienne. Pour échapper à l'emprise de sa mère avec laquelle elle vit en vase clos, elle fréquente en secret les cinémas pornos et les peepshows. Sa sexualité se résume à un voyeurisme morbide et aux mutilations masochistes qu'elle s'inflige. Erika est hors de la vie. Jusqu'au jour où l'un de ses élèves se met en tête de la séduire..."
71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls by Michael Haneke( visu )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in German and French and held by 234 libraries worldwide
71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man
Benny's video by Michael Haneke( visu )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and French and held by 177 libraries worldwide
A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents
The Notebook = A nagy füzet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her thirteen-year-old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. The villagers call her the Witch because she is rumored to have poisoned her husband long ago. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings
Der gläserne Blick ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 43 libraries worldwide
A man's body has washed ashore. Police detective Pinto finds a video camera in a nearby parked car, on tape a young woman apparently unaware of being filmed. Pinto later finds the young woman and an interrogation begins, but her explanations only give rise to more confusion. A murder mystery unravels as the detective puts the pieces together revealing a tale of love, betrayal, multiple women and a trail of events that seem more like fiction than reality
Die Klavierspielerin by Elfriede Jelinek( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Eigenständige Adaption des gleichnamigen Romans von Elfriede Jelinek um die Klavierlehrerin Erika Kohut, die mit ihrer Mutter in einer ambivalenten Symbiose lebt. Als sie einer ihrer Schüler nachhaltig umwirbt, gibt sie schließlich nach und offenbart ihm ihre sadomasochistischen Fantasien, was in einer Katastrophe endet. Hervorragend inszenierter Film, in der Hauptrolle von Isabelle Huppert extrem beeindruckend gespielt. Er beginnt als psychologisches Drama, das etwas an Überzeugungskraft einbüßt, als die Pianistin ihre verdrängten Seiten enthüllt. Die insgesamt dennoch dichte, aufs Wesentliche konzentrierte Inszenierung arbeitet mit provokativen Leerstellen und spannenden Subplots, unter denen die Geschlechter-Thematik etwas übergewichtet ist. (DVD-Titel "Die Klavierspielerin - Obsession & Verletzlichkeit "), (
Die Wand ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from the rest of the world when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the Austrian countryside around the lodge in which she was staying. Assuming some cataclysmic event has killed everyone outside the wall, she is forced to find a way to survive alone with only her dog Lynx, a cat and a cow. When a lone man finally appears and kills her dog for no apparent reason, she is forced to kill him, perhaps condemning her from any further human companionship, she is left to contemplate life alone with only her remaining animals
Words to image : the writer as Hollywood actor, 1930-1990 : a film reference book by Christian Berger( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The piano teacher by Michael Haneke( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"Isabelle Huppert ... gives a performance of astounding emotional intensity as Erika Kohut, a repressed woman in her late thirties who teaches piano at the Vienna Conservatory and lives with her tyrannical mother (Annie Girardot), with whom she has a voliatile love-hate relationship. But when one of Erika's students, the handsome and assured Walter Klemmer (Benoit Magimel), attempts to seduce her, the barriers that she had carefully erected around her claustrophobic world are shattered, unleashing a previously inhibited extreme and uncontrollable desire." [container]
La pianista by Michael Haneke( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 9 libraries worldwide
La historia cuenta la vida de Erika Kohut, catedrática de piano en el Conservatorio de Viena, que a sus cuarenta años ha fracasado como mujer y en su carrera como pianista, una carrera vigilada sigilosamente por su madre. Convencida de la inferioridad de las mujeres en cuanto a la lucha por la igualdad, niaga su propia sexualidad y es incapaz de formarse una identidad sexual. Vive con su madre tiránica en un viejo departamento un poco abandonado, pararecido a una fortaleza a la cual nadie puede entrar. Desde su infancia es llevada a luchar sólo por el éxito, educada para ser única, preciosa y virtuosa, se encuentra sola, separada de la vida de los demás. Su padre ya no vive con ellas, sólo representa aburrimiento para ambas. Día y noche la madre está allí, esperando que su hija regrese de sus clases de piano. Sus penas, amores y dependencia mutua están ligadas una a la otra, una relación impentrable para un hombre
Raffl by Christian Berger( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Raffl is an indebted mountain farmer, living with his mentally ill wife and his foster-daughter, who despises him. He happens upon the hideout of Andreas Hofer and he hopes to reap the bounty on his head
Nachsaison by Wolfram Paulus( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A masseur at a health resort finds that he does not earn enough to provide a decent life for his family, but earns too much to give up his job entirely. As he sinks into alcoholism and unemployment, he finds an opportunity to become the masseur for a young, sick dancer
Schumann at Pier2 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Presents performances of Schumann's symphonies with a documentary film featuring rehearsal footage and commentary on the composer, the symphonies, and their interpretation
Michael-Haneke-Trilogie ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"The seventh continent" chronicles three years in the life of Georg, his wife Anna and their daughter Eva. In "Benny's video", 14-year-old Benny immerses himself in the unverse of violent movies, and events take a fatal turn when he re-enacts the focus of his video obsession--the shooting of a pig. "71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls" portrays a number of people and events, otherwise unconnected, in the lead up to a shooting spree undertaken by an Austrian student
5 films de Michael Haneke by Michael Haneke( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Das weisse Band eine deutsche Kindergeschichte ; das Drehbuch by Michael Haneke( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Net voor het uitbreken van de Eerste Wereldoorlog wordt een rustig protestants Duits boerendorpje opgeschrikt door een aantal onverklaarbare gebeurtenissen
Words to image : the writer as Hollywood actor by Christian Berger( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Christian Berger Austrian cinematographer
Christian Berger direttore della fotografia austriaco
Christian Berger Oostenrijks filmregisseur
Кристиан Бергер
כריסטיאן ברגר
كريستيان بيرغر
کریستیان برگر
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