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Knieper, Jürgen

Works: 225 works in 502 publications in 7 languages and 3,867 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jürgen Knieper
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,723 WorldCat member 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
Der amerikanische Freund by Wim Wenders( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a Hamburg picture framer who is perfectly ordinary except that he is suffering from a rare and fatal blood disease. His peace and sanity are upset when he is offered money to assassinate a Mafia figure in Paris
Das versprechen The promise by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, Konrad and Sophie will attempt to meet again, in spite of the Iron Curtain. Konrad, who has become a reputed Astrophysicist, tries to take advantage of scientific congresses outside Eastern Germany to arrange encounters with Sophie. But in a country where the political police, the Stasi, monitors the moves of all suspicious people (such as Konrad's sister Barbara and her husband Harald), preserving one's privacy, ideals and self-respect becomes an exhausting fight, even as the Eastern block begins its long process of disintegration
Der Himmel über Berlin Les ailes du désir by Wim Wenders( Visual )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux anges, Damiel et Cassiel, descendent du ciel à Berlin. Ils peuvent côtoyer les humains sans êtr vus... Ils rencontrent un ancien ange devenur humain (peter Falk) qui sent leur présence et leur communique sa foi en l'humanité. Damiel fait une autre rencontre qui sera pour lui décisive, puisqu'il tombe amoureux... [Source : d'après la jaquette]
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in German and French and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenders' second feature film is an adaptation of Peter Handke's first novel. It tells the story of Josef Bloch, a goalkeeper who lets in an easy goal and, having been suspended, wanders the streets of Vienna losing his sense of reality. He picks up a movie cashier, spends the night with her and in the morning, with no motive, strangles her. He escapes and hides out in a remote village on the Austro-Hungarian border, passively waiting as the police dragnet, about which he reads in the newspapers, slowly closes in on him
Das Leben ist eine Baustelle by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in German and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlin in winter: the young worker Jan Nebel accidentally finds himself in the midst of a street battle between demonstrators and the police; he loses his job and gets a fine. His father dies and Jan and his new friend Vera watch over him. Jan is afraid to go for an AIDS test because of what it might reveal. A provocative and sometimes comic film about the city's young generation." -- cover text
Thomas Mann's The magic mountain Der Zauberberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falsche Bewegung by Wim Wenders( Visual )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member 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 by Wim Wenders( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au Portugal, dans un hôtel dévasté par une tempête, une équipe de cinéma tourne 'The Survivors', le remake d'un film de science-fiction des années cinquante. Mais le producteur disparaît soudain sans laisser d'argent, et le tournage doit être arrêté. La consternation fait place au désoeuvrement, puis à l'attente..."
Das Versprechen by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member 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
La bionda( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member 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
Lisbon story by Mikado Film( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sound engineer Phillip Winter receives a cryptic message from his friend, a self-obsessed director, he drives to Lisbon. But upon his arrival, Winter is unable to find the director, and an unfinished silent film is the only clue to his whereabouts. As a result the engineer finds himself roaming the streets of Lisbon recording sound for his friend's unfinished silent film
Ute Lemper sings Kurt Weill by Kurt Weill( Recording )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Songs from One Touch of Venus / Drei Songs aus Die Dreigroschenoper / Drei Songs aus Der Silbersee / Zwei Songs aus Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny / Zu Potsdam unter den Eichen: Song / Nanas Lied / Je ne t'aime pas: Chanson
Il cielo sopra Berlino( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due angeli, Daniel e Cassiel, mescolandosi con visti tra la popolazione di Berlino, scoprono che la tristezza diffusa è dovuta alla incapacità degli umani di comunicare. Un problema simile si pone a Daniel che si innamora di una trapezista da cui non può nemmeno esser visto perchè è puro spirito. Ma un ex angelo lo aiuterà a diventare un semplice mortale e a farsi così amare dalla donna. (Mereghetti)
Les ailes du désir by Wim Wenders( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les héros de cette histoire sont des anges. Oui, des anges. Et pourquoi pas? On s'est accoutumé à voir tant de monstres et de créatures imaginaires au cinéma. Alors, pourquoi pas des esprits bienfaisants, pour changer?Ils observent des milliers d'êtres humains, mais surtout ceux auxquels ils se sont attachés - non seulement ils peuvent tout voir, mais ils peuvent recueillir jusqu'aux pensées les plus secrètes.Parmi eux, chose inouïe, un ange tombe amoureux : il deviendra mortel
Tuvalu by Veit Helmer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member 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
Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe by Wim Wenders( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member 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
Ute Lemper performs Kurt Weill by Kurt Weill( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe La lettre écarlate by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Salem, Nouvelle-Angleterre, XVIIe siècle. Esther Prynne, qui vit seule depuis la disparition de son mari, met au monde un enfant adultère. Elle devra porter une lettre rouge, marque de son infamie, puisqu'elle refuse de divulguer le nom de son amant. Celui-ci, qui ne s'est jamais identifié, vit de plus en plus difficilement sa lâcheté face à la dignité d'Esther. Lorsque son mari réapparaît, il n'est plus obsédé que par son désir de vengeance
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