WorldCat Identities

Rittau, Günther

Overview
Works: 114 works in 321 publications in 6 languages and 4,929 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Documentary films  Expressionist films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Romance films 
Roles: Photographer, Cinematographer , Illustrator, Videographer , Other, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Günther Rittau
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

76 editions published between 1926 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

36 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in German and English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged instructor at a boys' prep school becomes infatuated with a singer from a sleazy cafe. He is forced to leave his respectable job. He marries the singer and travels with her performing troupe, sinking ever lower. When she leaves him for someone new, he returns to his former school as a broken old man
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose
Fritz Lang's Metropolis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis. Freder is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen but backbreaking labor of an entire class of unseen workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. In 1981 Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic Metropolis
Kinder, Mütter und ein General( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im März 1945 fahren sechs Mütter an die Ostfront bei Stettin, um ihre zum Kriegsdienst eingezogenen halbwüchsigen Jungen nach Hause zu holen. Ein diskussionswerter Film, der unmissverständlich die Entartung der damaligen Kriegsführung anprangert und die Zerrüttung des Menschen im totalen Krieg aus der Perspektive mütterlicher Emotionen beleuchtet. ... [film-dienst]
Asphalt der Polizeiwachtmeister und die Brillantenelse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

19 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not a reconstruction but a new version of Fritz Lang's classic. Moroder went back to the original intertitles using the explanatory ones as narration and turning the others into dialogue printed as subtitles. Production stills are used as establishing shots and linking devices to produce a sense of coherent narrative logic probably more precise than was contained even in the original complete Metropolis screened at the Berlin premiere
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in German and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A femme fatale steals jewels, and seduces the cop sent to bring her in
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one of a silent extravaganza based on the legends of the Nibelungen. In a time when magic was real and legends walked, a hero, Siegfried, pure of heart and of unblemished virtue, is brought down by the powers of darkness and his own innocence
The Blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respectable, middle-aged school master becomes infatuated by, and marries, Lola-Lola, a cabaret singer in a sleazy cafe. She deceives and degrades him until he is humiliated as an abused stage clown. When Lola leaves him for another man, he returns a broken old man to his school and dies at his desk. The film is notable for its pictorial composition and elaborate settings
Kriemhilde's Revenge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband is killed by Hagen (Hans von Schlettow), Kriemhild (Margarethe Schön) develops an intricate revenge plot. Kriemhild also has to overcome her brothers, who long ago swore allegiance to Hagen. She flees to Burgundy to marry Etzel (Rudolf Klein-Rogge), king of the Huns. When she bears a child, she invites her brothers for a party, which soon turns deadly as the Huns attack Kriemhild's brothers and Hagen. War is declared, and Kriemhild loses more than she bargained for. Directed by Fritz Lang
Gold by Karl Hartl( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Holk builds a machine which changes lead to gold. When the operation is sabotaged, resulting in the death of his mentor, Holk must accept the backing of John Wills, a ruthless and greedy English Businessman. Holk recognizes it as an opportunity for revenge and plots to destroy Wills' machinery, capturing the interest of the millionaire's rebellious daughter who is enthralled by the scientist's vision and integrity
U-boote Westwärts!( Visual )

3 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German propaganda war film in which a German U-boat captain and his crew battle British ships in the Atlantic in 1940
L'angelo azzurro by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La conturbante, sensuale, cinica cantante di cabaret Lola Frolich fa perdutamente innamorare di sè il vecchio e ingenuo professor Rath. La giovane artista sarà la rovina dell'uomo, che perderà la dignità e il posto di lavoro, la sposerà, accetterà di fare il clown per starle vicino e finirà per morire di vergogna senza essere riuscito a scalfire la sua indifferenza. (Mereghetti)
Gueule d'amour by Jean Grémillon( Visual )

4 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucien Bourrache, a handsome cavalry officer, enjoys pursuing and charming women. He meets Madeleine Courtois at Cannes and lends her a large amount of money, which she loses gambling. Then she drops him. But Lucien is now in love, and after his tour of duty he goes to Paris to find her again. But he's not so sexy without his uniform, and they do not travel in the same social circles
Asfalto( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una sensual ladrona seduce y se enamora del policía de tráfico que la ha detenido por robar en una joyería
Der blaue Engel =: The blue angel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1930 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crowning achievement of the Weimar cinema, The Blue Angel is an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability, presented in the newly-restored German version
Asphalt( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriemhild's revenge = Kriemhild's Rache( Visual )

3 editions published in 1924 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finale of Lang's 1924 two-part interpretation of the Nibelungenlied. Siegfried's death is avenged by the woman he loved. Kriemhilde, widowed when her family murders Siegfried, first marries the king of the Huns, then carries out her vendetta of massacres, chaos, and devastation
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences
 
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Alternative Names
Günther Rittau cinéaste et directeur de la photographie

Günther Rittau däitsche Kameramann

Günther Rittau director de cine alemán

Günther Rittau director de cinema alemany

Günther Rittau Duits filmregisseur

Günther Rittau German film director

Günther Rittau regista e direttore della fotografia tedesco

Gunther Rittau regjisor gjerman

Rittau, Gunther 1893-1971

Rittau, Günther Franziskus Xaverius 1893-1971

Γκίντερ Ρίταου

Гюнтер Риттау

גינתר ריטאו במאי קולנוע גרמני

جونثير ريتاو

گونتر ریتاو

ギュンター・リッタウ

Languages
German (90)

English (63)

Italian (8)

French (4)

Danish (3)

Spanish (1)