Most widely held works by Jürgen Knieper
Wings of desire ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in German and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining.
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in German and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Josef Bloch, a suspended soccer player, picks up a girl in Vienna strangles her, and escapes to a small town where he passively waits, reading newspaper accounts of the police dragnet that is slowly closing in on him. Wenders' second feature film is an adaptation of Peter Handke's first novel.
Wings of desire ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in German and English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
A romantic fantasy set in modern Berlin about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love.
Thomas Mann's The magic mountain ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in German and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A young engineer goes to visit his cousin at a tubercular sanatorium in the Swiss Alps intending to stay three weeks, but ends by staying on for seven years to observe the disturbed personnel and patients. The unfolding exchanges between the protagonists are meant to present a microcosm of the society of pre-World War I Europe.
Wings of desire a film by Wim Wenders by Jürgen Knieper ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1989 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Der Himmel über Berlin Les ailes du désir by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Deux anges survolent Berlin-Ouest encore encerclé par le mur, un conte philosophique où se mêlent tristesse et optimisme... Infos DVD : DVD 9 / 16/9 compatible 4/3 / LG : Fra, Ger / S-T : Fra / Séquences du film commentées par W. Wenders en français, bande-annonce, galerie de photos du tournage... ; Prêt et consultation ; 46,32 Euros TTC.
Der Himmel über Berlin by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 40 libraries worldwide
"This Wim Wenders film centers around the story of two angels wandering in a mixture of post-war and modern Berlin. Invisible to humans, they nevertheless give their help and comfort to all the lonely and depressed souls they meet. Finally, after many centuries, one of the angels becomes unhappy with his immortal state and wishes to become human in order to experience the joys of everyday life. He meets a circus acrobat and finds in her the fulfillment of all his mortal desires. He also discovers that he is not alone in making this cross over, and that a purely spiritual experience is not enough to satisfy anyone"--IMDb plot summary.
La bionda ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 37 libraries worldwide
While Tommasso is driving through the streets of Milan, he knocks down a blonde woman with his car, causing her to go into shock and she loses her memory completely. Soon he falls madly in love with her and she seems to return his feelings. One day her memory returns and so does her strange and shadowy past. She disappears into the night and back into her world, only to have Tommasso's sudden appearance jeopardize her plans and puts both their lives at risk.
Falsche Bewegung ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in German and Italian and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A would-be writer drives across Germany in search of a first-hand experience. Along the way, he meets an ex-Nazi and his mute companion, a wandering poet and an actress who together challenge him to become a writer.
Der Stand der Dinge ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Portugal. A young German director making his first American-backed feature runs out of both film and money. Repeated efforts to contact the producer prove fruitless; finally he flies to Hollywood and tracks down the elusive man who is fleeing his creditors by ceaselessly driving around Los Angeles in a motorhome. A satirical statement on the conflicts between commercial movie-making and real art.
Ute Lemper singt Kurt Weill by Kurt Weill ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Tuvalu ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in German and English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Young apprentice and daydreamer Anton lives and works in a vast, once-grand bathhouse, now ancient and crumbling, where citizens go to escape their dreary lives. Meanwhile, Gregor, Anton's evil older brother, plots to tear down the bathhouse to make way for his real estate development. Into their world comes the beautiful Eva, who represents a way out and onto a lifetime of adventure.
Das Versprechen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in German and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Story of two young lovers in East Berlin in 1961. Sophie is able to escape to West Berlin, but Konrad is forced to stay behind. The meet again briefly in 1968 in Prague and find some happiness. After marrying other people, they meet again later and look back on their unfortunate circumstances.
Der Himmel über Berlin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Der amerikanische Freund ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Das Leben ist eine Baustelle ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in German and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Ute Lemper performs Kurt Weill by Kurt Weill ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The story is about sanctions imposed on a woman suspected of adultery in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts. Hester Prynne is condemned to wear an embroidered scarlet letter 'A' on her breast as a punishment for adultery.
Les ailes du désir ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Der amerikanische Freund ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
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