WorldCat Identities

Knieper, Jürgen

Works: 200 works in 620 publications in 7 languages and 4,924 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television mini-series  Detective and mystery films  Crime films  Internet videos  Educational films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films 
Roles: Composer, Musician, Author, Performer, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jürgen Knieper
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

80 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,015 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 post-war 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 = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young picture framer thinks that he has a terminal disease and is set up to become a hired assassin in West Germany because of the lure of quick money
Deutschland bleich Mutter by Helma Sanders-Brahms( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in German and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film is set during World War II and follows newlywed Lene, whose young husband, a soldier, is sent to the front lines. Lene discovers that she is pregnant and is forced to take her child on a journey across the war-ravaged countryside ... Lene ... is by turns brave and foolhardy, resourceful and resilient, facing a bleak future with fierce determination"--Container
Das versprechen = The promise by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in German and English and held by 282 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
Falsche Bewegung = Wrong move by Wim Wenders( Visual )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 161 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
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter by Wim Wenders( Visual )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ein Fußballtormann fällt nach einem Platzverweis aus den Zusammenhängen des normalen Lebens und der herkömmlichen Kommunikation, tötet eine Kinokassiererin und wird zum passiven Zuschauer seines Schicksals. Wim Wenders benutzt Muster der Kriminalgeschichte und des Hollywoodthrillers, um über Wahrnehmungsformen zu reflektieren. Die genaue Beobachtung von alltäglichen Vorgängen und Details enthüllt den latenten Schrecken des scheinbar Selbstverständlichen." []
River's edge by Tim Hunter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an actual event, a close-knit group of teenagers discover that one of their own has killed his girlfriend. Emotionally ill-prepared, they struggle to differentiate between friendship and responsibility
Das Leben ist eine Baustelle by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in German and held by 130 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 : the magic mountain by Thomas Mann( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in German and held by 120 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 )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State of things by Wim Wenders( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich (Patrick Bauchau), a Swiss director is in the middle of shooting an impressionistic film about six survivors of the nuclear holocaust when the film stock suddenly runs out. He is forced to go to Hollywood in search of a film producer (Allen Goorwitz) who is an erratic genius ceaselessly roaming the LA streets throughout the night
The scarlet letter by Wim Wenders( Visual )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 7 years Hester Prynne's missing husband finds her forced to wear the letter 'A' branding her as an adultress. He becomes obsessed with proving the true identity of the father of the illegitimate Pearl while the Rev. Dimmesdale, the father, is slowly consumed by his guilt
Lisbon story by Wim Wenders( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiamato a Lisbona dall'amico regista Friedrich che vi sta girando un documentario muto e in bianconero, il fonico Philip trova una casa vuota dove rimangono soltanto le pizze del materiale girato. Non gli rimane che andarsene in giro per Lisbona, registrare suoni, ascoltare la musica del quintetto dei Madredeus e innamorarsi della loro cantante
Ute Lemper sings Kurt Weill by Kurt Weill( Recording )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs and excerpts from musicals and operas ; sung in German, English and French
Il cielo sopra Berlino( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 35 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
Tuvalu by Veit Helmer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 29 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 Stand der Dinge = The state of things = L'état des choses by Wim Wenders( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé : 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 desoeuvrement, puis a l'attente
L'amico americano( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basat en: Ripley's game / Patricia Highsmith
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

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Thomas Mann : the magic mountain
Alternative Names
Jürgen Knieper compositeur allemand

Jürgen Knieper compositor alemán

Jürgen Knieper deutscher Komponist von Filmmusik

Jürgen Knieper Duitse componist van filmmuziek

Jürgen Knieper German composer

Jürgen Knieper tysk komponist

Jürgen Knieper tysk kompositör

Knieper, Jurgen

Юрген Книпер немецкий композитор

יירגן קְניפּר שחקן גרמני

يورغن كنيبر

يورغن كنيبر ملحن ألماني

위르겐 크니퍼