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Gwisdek, Michael 1942-

Overview
Works: 174 works in 331 publications in 4 languages and 2,121 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Romance films  Historical films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, fmd, Interviewee, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Gwisdek
Good bye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam
Your unknown brother = Dein unbekannter Bruder by Ulrich Weiss( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in German and Multiple languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being released from a concentration camp, Arnold remains loyal to the underground anti-Nazi movement. Despite that, he lives quietly as a film projectionist. Suspicion is in the air and soon Arnold does not know who he can trust
Coming Out by Heiner Carow( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he has a girlfriend who is expecting his child, Philipp, a young teacher in Berlin, meets Matthias and falls in love. After years of repressing his homosexuality, he must finally accept himself for who he truly is. The first and only DEFA feature film about homosexuality, Coming Out premiered on November 9, 1989 ... the evening the Berlin Wall came down. Philipp and Tanja teach at the same school. Both enjoy their work immensely, win their pupils' trust and talk about pressing problems. Tanja, especially, sees the love of her life in this friend. Philipp is attracted to her as well, but when a friend from his youth reminds him of an earlier erotic bond, he realizes that he is gay. It is a fact he has been repressing for years. Philipp falls passionately in love with Matthias. Matthias puts all his trust in Philipp and the relationship seems to have potential ... but Philipp is a coward. He lacks the courage to tell Tanja the truth, as she is expecting his child, and he also fails to commit himself to Matthias or honestly confront his sexual orientation
The tango player = Der Tangospieler by Roland Gräf( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disenchanted and bitterly resentful, the historian Dr. Dallow has been released after 21 months in prison for playing piano in a subversive student cabaret. He refuses the Stasi's offer to help him get his university position back in exchange for becoming an informant. He lives in increasing isolation and despair as he tries to deal with the hypocritical social system and the injustice done to him. Things change after Soviet tanks roll into Prague in August 1968. The film, including original footage from the 68 invasion in Prague, is based on Christoph Hein's novella that first broached two taboo topics in East German literature: the Stasi and Soviet repression of the Prague Spring
Jadup and Boel = Jadup und Boel by Rainer Simon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 150 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. This subject matter was considered so controversial by GDR authorities thatJadup and Boel℗ was banned and not released until 1988. Painful memories of the period after the war and of Boel and her disappearance begin to surface. Jadup, now the town's respected and popular mayor, remembers how he doubted and failed his friend Boel and when rumors of a rape arose, and some 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
Donna Leon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a glass darkly : The Venetian island of Murano is known for its artisans who specialize in the traditional craft of glass making. When the owner of a glass factory is found murdered, Commissario Brunetti uncovers a connection between the colorful, filigree glass products that he made and some very toxic poisons. How else to explain the colorful slime containing arsenic oozing out from the factory?--Container
Dein unbekannter Bruder( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being released from a concentration camp, Arnold remains loyal to the underground anti-Nazi movement. Despite that, he lives quietly as a film projectionist. Suspicion is in the air and soon Arnold does not know who he can trust
Das Lied in mir( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria, a young German woman, goes to Buenos Aires on her way to a swim meet in Chile. While there, she hears a nursery rhyme in Spanish and realizes that she knows the words. She calls her father and tells him about her experience. He unexpected shows up at her hotel and confesses that she is adopted and had lived in Buenos Aires until she was three years-old. He decides to help her find her birthparents, who may have died during the brutality inflicted by the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina in the 1970s. During her first inquiries, Maria finds a police officer who decides to help her in the search
Die Unberührbare by Oskar Roehler( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbst 1989: Mit dem Fall der Berliner Mauer bricht in Deutschland eine allgemeine Euphorie aus. Eine Hochstimmung, der Hanna Flanders sich nicht anschließen kann und will. Für die linke Schriftstellerin bricht nicht nur die Mauer zusammen; sie sieht zugleich eine persönliche Traumwelt zugrunde gehen, in der die DDR als Verwirklichung einer erstrebenswerten sozialen Realität gegolten hatte. Hanna Flanders hofft, inmitten der Atmosphäre des politischen Umbruchs auch selbst einen Neuanfang schaffen zu können, und zieht kurzerhand von München nach Berlin. Dort wird sie jedoch auch ihrer letzten Illusionen beraubt und muss akzeptieren, dass das Phantasiegebilde, welchem sie sich seit Jahren hingegeben hat, nicht mehr mit der Wirklichkeit in Einklang zu bringen ist
Nachtgestalten( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night the Pope arrives in Berlin, three groups of people search for their own bit of luck in this tragic comedy. A homeless man and woman dream of spending a night in a hotel; a farmer seeks romantic love in a red light district, only to become involved with a drug addict; a man takes a boy from Angola under his wing
Jadup und Boel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Der Bürgermeister einer altmärkischen Kleinstadt wird durch einen aktuellen Anlass an ein dunkles Kapitel in seiner Vergangenheit erinnert. Noch einmal bewegt und belastet ihn die Vergewaltigung eines Mädchens in der unmittelbaren Nachkriegszeit, die von Täter und Mitwissern Jahrzehnte lang verdrängt wurde. Dieses Problem der Verdrängung von unbequemen Wahrheiten hat sich seitdem in immer neuen Facetten fortgesetzt. Ein ausdrucksstarker Versuch, sich in poetischer und zugleich realistischer Weise mit der jüngeren deutschen Geschichte und der Gegenwart auseinander zu setzen. Gleich nach der Fertigstellung verboten, konnte der ebenso kritische wie wahrhaftige, in seinen Stilmitteln groteske und expressive Film erst kurz vor dem Umbruch in der DDR gezeigt werden." [film-dienst.de]
Vaya con Dios( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three monks are making their way from Germany to a monastry in Italy, because they cannot afford the rent for their facility any longer."--IMDB
Der Verdacht nach der Erzählung "Unvollendete Geschichte" von Volker Braun( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treffen in Travers eine Liebe in den Wirren der Französischen Revolution( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In einem Schweizer Städtchen trifft 1793 der deutsche Dichter Georg Forster, der nach der Revolution nach Paris gegangen war, mit seiner Frau und ihrem Liebhaber zusammen, um die Scheidung auszuhandeln. Doch noch sind längst nicht alle Bindungen und Beziehungen erloschen. Klassischer Dreieckskonflikt in einer historischen Liebesgeschichte vor dem Hintergrund der Französischen Revolution. Das kammerspielhafte Regiedebüt des Schauspielers Michael Gwisdek, eindrucksvoll vor allem in seinen darstellerischen Leistungen und der atmosphärischen Dichte." [film-dienst.de]
Das schweigende Klassenzimmer = La révolution silencieuse by Lars Kraume( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR's flagship workers’ settlements, they have the idea of holding a minute's silence in class for the victims of the Hungarian struggle for freedom. Neither the boys, nor their parents, nor the school's administration are prepared for the minor and major reactions that their expression of solidarity unleashes
Boxhagener Platz( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1968, Student revolts and sexual revolution are in full swing in the west, and Soviet tanks have rolled in Prague. Life at Boxhagener Platz in East Berlin is in turmoil too for Grandma Otti and her grandson, Holger - albeit for different reasons. A cheerful and passionate cemetery goer, Grandma Otti has already buried five husbands. Now that her sixth husband Rudi is also on the brink of passing on, two new admirers are already making advances to her. One of them is a charming and articulate widower and pensioner named Karl Wegner, an ex-revolutionary from the Spartacus League and commuter between East and West. The other is a smarmy ex Nazi known as "Fish Winkler". Unlike Grandma Otti, her grandson Holger hasn't had much luck as yet with the opposite sex
Kleinruppin forever : and what did you do in the 1980's?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy set in 1985 Bremen about a professional tennis star who meets his unknown twin brother and the comedic results of their switching places
Actress( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria (Corinna Harfouch), a rising theater star in Nazi Germany, is in love with Mark (André Hennicke), a Jewish actor. She accepts her dream job at a theater in Munich, but Mark is banned from performing - except at the Jewish Kulturbund Theatre in Berlin. Maria discovers she is unable to live without Mark, but the Nazi Nuremberg Laws strictly forbid their relationship. So that they can be together, Maria decides to fake her own suicide and assume a Jewish identity
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex = La bande à Baader by Uli Edel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg."--Constantin Film
Commissario Brunetti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder, Venice, relationships ... it's a delicious concoction in the hands of crime novelist Donna Leon. Venice provides the lush backdrop for the film versions of the bestselling novels, which feature crime investigations, fine cuisine, the singular Commissario Guido Brunetti and canal boat rides instead of car chases
 
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Michael Gwisdek attore e regista tedesco

Michael Gwisdek director de cine de Alemania

Michael Gwisdek Duits acteur

Michael Gwisdek German actor and film director

Михаэль Гвиздек

Михаэль Гвисдек немецкий кинематографист

مايكل جواسديك

میشائیل قویسدک

میشائیل گویسدک بازیگر و کارگردان آلمانی

米夏埃尔·桂斯德克

麥克·桂斯德克

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