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Sukowa, Barbara 1950-

Works: 337 works in 1,019 publications in 8 languages and 10,168 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Other, Singer, Author, Contributor, Costume designer, Interviewee, Creator, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Barbara Sukowa
Most widely held works by Barbara Sukowa
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

58 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biopic of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker, controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils, introduced her now-famous concept of the 'Banality of Evil.' Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into dramatic cinema
Gurre-Lieder by Arnold Schoenberg( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in German and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa by Lars von Trier( Visual )

69 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Kessler, an American of German descent, visits Germany in 1945. He works as a night conductor on the Zentropa Railway Line, owned by a Nazi sympathizer. Leo attempts to remain neutral to the ongoing purging of loyalists by the Allied forces, but he falls in love with the railway magnate's daughter
Berlin Alexanderplatz : einen film in 13 teilen und einem epilog( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After spending four years in prison for killing his girlfriend, lumbering man-child Franz Biberkopf is finally released back into society. He wants to stay honest now he has left jail, but it is tough in the Alexanderplatz section of Berlin. After failing to succeed in several 'regular' jobs, he falls in with some old cohorts and an on-again, off-again association with thugs. Post-war society is crumbling, and it appears that nothing will bring it back. Originally made for television, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a prototype for the modern long-form drama, grandfather to Tony and the Sopranos
M. Butterfly( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French civil service officer risks and then abandons everything in his life in his obsessive pursuit of a enigmatic Chinese opera diva who harbors a secret
The BRD trilogy : Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola( Visual )

7 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema
Vision : aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen = from the life of Hildegard von Bingen by margaretha von trotta ( '10 ) movie( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the first women to preach and interpret Biblical scripture
12 monkeys( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows the journey of James Cole, a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world. Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly in the present day, Cole must untangle a conspiracy that₂s been spun throughout centuries. As Cole, Dr. Railly and their unlikely allies get closer to discovering the truth they will learn that there are not only deadly consequence for mankind, but time itself
Vision : aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the first women to preach and interpret Biblical scripture
Rosa Luxemburg by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sukowa offers a towering performance in this compelling, multileveled biography of the dedicated, idealistic democratic socialist/pacifist/humanist who played a prominent role in German politics in the early years of the century
Die Bleierne Zeit = Marianne and Juliane by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

44 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this moving film is the relationship, emotional and psychological, between two sisters and it is based on a true story. The details of the personalities of the two main characters and their development parallels the personal history of the Ensslin sisters: Gudrun (Marianne in the film) was imprisoned as a terrorist in the Stammheim prison, where she died, supposedly a suicide, in the Fall of 1977 ; Christiane (Julianne in the film) worked for sometime as an editor of a women's magazine, "Emma", and was determined to prove that her sister did not kill herself
M. Butterfly by David Cronenberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a French diplomat and a Beijing Opera star who carry on a love affair over almost 20 years before the diplomat discovers something shocking about his lover
Johnny Mnemonic by William Gibson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second decade of the 21st century. Corporations rule. The world is threatened by a new plague: NAS. Nerve Attenuation Syndrome, fatal, epidemic, its cause and cure unknown. The corporations are opposed by the LoTeks, a resistance movement risen from the streets: hackers, data-pirates, guerrilla-fighters in the info-wars. The corporations defend themselves. They hire the Yakuza, the most powerful of all crime syndicates. They sheathe their data in black ice, lethal viruses waiting to burn the brains of intruders. But the LoTeks wait in their strongholds, in the old city cores, like rats in the walls of the world. The most valuable information must sometimes be entrusted to mnemonic couriers, elite agents who smuggle data in wet-wired brain implants. Johnny Mnemonic is one of these couriers. This is his story
Pierrot lunaire : op. 21 ; Suite : op. 29 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

4 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai : Lieder nach Robert Schumann und Franz Schubert by Reinbert de Leeuw( )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo Faber by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950s, globetrotting New York construction engineer Walter Faber is drawn to Sabeth, a young German woman he meets on a ship traveling from New York to Paris; perhaps it's because of her resemblance to an old flame of his. Sabeth is drawn to him as well, even though she reads Albert Camus and Walter's never read a work of fiction. Sabeth tells Faber she's planning to hitchhike across Europe. He's worried for her, and offers to drive her to Rome. Along the way, his concern becomes romance, and romance leads to tragedy
Vor der Morgenröte = Stefan Zweig : farewell to Europe by Maria Schrader( Visual )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual he struggled to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany. Driven to emigrate to South America at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig fell into despair at the sight of Europe's downfall
Lola( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Entire History of the German Federal Republic trilogy. Lola, a seductive cabaret singer and dancer in the 1950s, is romantically involved with Von Bohm, a morally upright building inspector. Recently appointed Building Commissioner, Von Bohm is committed to eradicating corruption. Consequently, he's given quite a shock when he is called into inspect the brothel where Lola works and discovers her there. With that, Von Bohm is left to question whether he is more loyal to the woman he loves so passionately or the career he believes in so strongly. The other entries in the trilogy are Veronika Voss and The Marriage of Maria Braun
Lola by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a German provincial town during the 'economic miracle' of the '50s, the seductive Lola is the star attraction of the nightclub in which she works. But, ever ambitious, she spots an opportunity to improve her social position in the form of straight-laced new buildings commissioner von Bohm. Presenting her most demure persona, she manipulates von Bohm into a chaste courtship, but finds that outrunning her past is more difficult than she ever imagined
Atomic Blonde by David Leitch( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The BRD trilogy : Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola Lola
The BRD trilogy : Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, LolaRosa LuxemburgM. ButterflyLola
Alternative Names
Barbara Sukowa

Barbara Sukowa actrice allemande

Barbara Sukowa artista alemana

Barbara Sukowa attrice teatrale, attrice cinematografica e cantante tedesca

Barbara Sukowa däitsch Schauspillerin

Barbara Sukowa deutsche Schauspielerin und Sängerin

Barbara Sukowa Duits actrice

Barbara Sukowa German actress and singer

Barbara Sukowa německá herečka

Barbara Sukowa tysk sångare och skådespelare

Barbara Sukowa tysk sanger og skuespiller

Barbara Sukowa tysk songar og skodespelar

Sukova, Barbara 1950-

Зукова Барбара

Зукова, Барбара немецкая актриса и певица

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باربارا سکووا بازیگر و خواننده آلمانی

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