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Simon, Rainer

Overview
Works: 70 works in 200 publications in 3 languages and 1,521 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Biographies  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Academic theses  Prison films  War films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Director, Author, fmd, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Performer, Creator, Other, Contributor, Restager , Actor
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rainer Simon
Jadup and Boel = Jadup und Boel by Rainer Simon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in German and English and held by 174 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 (Kurt Böwe) gave to the young refugee Boel (Katrin Knappe) over 30 years ago. Painful memories about Boel and the time after the war begin to surface and shake up the whole town; Boel vanished back then and nobody knew why. Word spread about a rape and some tried to blame a Russian soldier for it. Jadup, the town's respected and popular mayor, remembers though, how he mistrusted Boel and did not help her at all during this difficult time. And that he didn't even notice how much Boel loved him. Jadup's confrontation with the past gives him a new, critical view of his current situation and surroundings
The woman and the stranger = Die Frau und der Fremde( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl and Richard, two German soldiers captured by the Russians in World War I, become very close friends, so close that Richard shares intimate stories about his wife, Anna. Through these stories, Karl falls in love with her in his thoughts. When Karl escapes and goes to Richard's home, Anna knows he is not her husband. But although she tries to resist Karl's love, she feels a growing response to him. Then, one day, Richard returns, This beautifully-shot and -crafted work was the only East German film to ever win the Golden Bear at the West German Berlin International Film Festival. Shortly after this success, however, the film's distribution was suspended due to problems with the literary rights. After over 20 years, the film is now finally available again
The Airship (Das Luftschiff)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Xavier Stannebein, a young boy at the turn of the 20th century, wants to do nothing more than fly. He carries this dream through his years at an orphanage and into adulthood as a merchant in Spain. He eventually invests everything he has into building his own version of an airship. He later meets some industrialists in Germany who want to support his idea, and they ask him to build an airfield in Spain. When he sees the Nazis use the field during the Spanish Civil War, however, he feels betrayed and goes to Germany to protest. There he is thrown into an insane asylum in Leipzig. After WWII, his grandson and other survivors of the family searches for him, only to find the empty asylum ... Based on the novel Das Luft-Schiff. Biografische Nachlasse zu den Fantasien meines Grossvaters (1974) by Fritz Rudolf Fries. The non-camera animation in the film was created by internationally known director Lutz Dammbeck
Till Eulenspiegel (Till Eulenspiegel)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of a farmers' revolt, Till Eulenspiegel, a fool and provocatuer, goes tearing through the countryside laying bear society's grievances. The powers that be try to silence him from opening people's eyes, but Till does not shy away from speaking the truth. He acts with wit and cunning towards the Kaiser, the clerics and the patricians. Time and time again he escapes trouble with a roguish laugh. The film is based on legendary character from old folk poems
Die Frau und der Fremde ein Film von Rainer Simon( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of two soldiers fighting together in World War I who become close friends while serving in a German POW camp. Richard shares intimate stories about his wife Anna to Karl and Karl falls in love with her in his thoughts. Karl manages a successful escape and goes to Richard's home where he seeks refuge posing as Richard. Anna knows he is not her husband but feels a growing response to him. Then, one day Richard returns
Jadup und Boel( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 118 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. Painful memories of the period after the war and of Boel and her sudden disappearance begin to surface. Jadup, now the town's respected and popular mayor, remembers how he doubted and failed his friend Boel when rumors of a rape arose and some had 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. This subject matter was considered so controversial by GDR authorities that Jadup and Boel was banned and not released until 1988
Till Eulenspiegel by Richard Strauss( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of a farmers revolt, Till Eulenspiegel, a fool and provocatuer, goes tearing through the countryside laying bear society grievances. The powers that be try to silence him from opening people eyes, but Till does not shy away from speaking the truth. He acts with wit and cunning towards the Kaiser, the clerics and the patricians. Time and time again he escapes trouble with a roguish laugh. The film is based on legendary character from old folk poems."--DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Wengler & Söhne Eine Legende( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Fall Ö( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wengler & Söhne : eine Legende : Filmdrehbuch nach einem Szenarium von Helmut Bez by Helmut Bez( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte eines Arbeiters, seiner Söhne und Enkel vor dem Hintergrund einer lebenslangen Bindung an den Betrieb. Deutsche Familiengeschichten aus dem Zeitraum von 1871 bis 1945. Episch sehr breit angelegte und ruhig inszenierte Familienchronik. Ein interessanter, akzeptabler Versuch, anregend auch wegen vieler nachdenklicher Details (Kath. Inst.f. Med. Inf.; fb 4104). <dt.>
Sechse kommen durch die Welt( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A king discharges his soldiers with a mere pittance and when one soldier protests he winds up in a dungeon. But there he meets Strongman who breaks down the prison gate. As they escape they are joined by 4 companions with marvelous talents: the best sprinter, the musician whose fiddle can make anybody dance, the hunter with an eagle's eye and Crooked Cap, the girl who can make frost. Together, they eventually gain the state's treasures and go off to divide it among the people
Das Filmbuch zum Luft-Schiff : Treatment, Drehbuch by Fritz Rudolf Fries( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geochemische und petrographische Untersuchungen an den Laacher Trachyten und Olivintrachyten sowie an der Laacher-See-Tuffen by Rainer Simon( )

5 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Besteigung des Chimborazo : eine Filmexpedition auf Alexander von Humboldts Spuren by Paul Kanut Schäfer( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regenbogenboa by Rainer Simon( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregorio, der Deutsche, hat sich am Amazonas im Urwald Ecuadors niedergelassen. Nach seinem Tod bekommt seine Tochter Anna eine Kassette mit merkwürdigen Aufzeichnungen. Ungewöhnliche Erfahrungen in der fremden indianischen Welt verflechten sich mit Episoden aus Gregors sächsischer Nachkriegskindheit. Erinnerungen mischen sich mit Träumen, Sehnsüchte mit Erfahrungen, Außen- und Innenwelten durchdringen einander. Die Beschränkungen von Zeit und Raum sind außer Kraft gesetzt, und das Wesen des ursprünglichen Menschen scheint auf.>Simons Text gehört zu den wenigen deutschen belletristischen Werken, die seit Anna Seghers' Zeiten die Lateinamerika- und indigene Thematik aufgreifen und sie modernisierend erweitern durch die Problematik der>Dritten Welt<sowie, höchst aktuell, der ethnischen Fremdheit.<(Hans-Otto Dill)
Fernes Land : die DDR, die DEFA und der Ruf des Chimborazo by Rainer Simon( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking with fish and birds: Manari Ushigua, the last shaman of the Zaparo Indians, died in 1997. Ushigua protected his tribe from Catholic missionaries and Evangelical sects and helped save the tribe's culture. This film tells the story about Ushigua's family, their connection to the spiritual world, and their life in harmony with nature
Die Besteigung des Chimborazo L' ascension du Chimborazo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander von Humboldt's ascent of Mount Chimborazo, interspersed with flashbacks recalling his youth in Berlin and the beginnings of his career as a mining engineer. The DEFA film was produced in the last years of the GDR and its historical subject is also meant as a parable on protest against confinement and the restricted freedom to travel. Humboldt complains that there are no enlightened spirits and shows himself deeply disappointed by the result of the French Revolution
Wie heiratet man einen König( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farmer, discovering a golden casket without a lid on land he received from the King, takes the casket to the king who accuses him of having stolen the lid and has him locked up. The farmer's clever daughter can win his freedom however if she solves three riddles. Not only does she solve them but also wins the love of the young king. As queen, she insists on having a say in his kingly decisions thereby offending his vanity. He expels her, allowing her to take only what is dearest to her and so the king wakes up the next morning in a shabby farmhouse, relents and returns with her to the castle
Bedrohungen : Skizzen, Fragmente, Erzählungen 1973-1984 : Photographien by Rainer Simon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Rainer Simon deutscher Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Rainer Simon Duits filmregisseur

Rainer Simon Film director, Screenwriter

Rainer Simon German film director and screenwriter

Rainer Simon professor académico alemão

Rainer Simon regista e sceneggiatore tedesco

Rainer Simon stiúrthóir agus scríbhneoir scannán

Rainer Simon tysk professor

Райнер Зимон

راينر سيمون

راینر سیمون فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان آلمانی

ライナー・ジモン

萊納·西門

Languages
German (105)

English (6)

Spanish (2)