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Ganz, Bruno

Works: 677 works in 1,900 publications in 11 languages and 19,684 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  History  Vampire films  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Commentator, Costume designer, Other, Author, Singer, Artist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruno Ganz
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

62 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,321 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 at falling in love. DVD
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well."--Container
Downfall by Joachim C Fest( Visual )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Berlin, 1945, this powerful and provocative war drama retells the final days of the Second World War as recorded in the diaries of Hitler's private secretary, Traudl Junge, while barricaded with Hitler and his closest confidants in the Fuhrer's secret bunker
Luther by Eric Till( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional princes and the powerful church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip over 16th-century Germany. But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader - and hero. Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refuses to back down, sparking a bloody revolution that shakes the entire continent to it's core
Pane e tulipani Bread and Tulips by Silvio Soldini( Visual )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left behind at a rest stop while on a tour with her family, Rosalba decides to take a vacation of her own in Venice, but soon a few days turns into something more as she makes new friends, gets a job and meets a new man
The counselor by Ridley Scott( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ridley Scott's The Counselor, from a script by Cormac McCarthy, stars Michael Fassbender as the title character, a slick lawyer who is madly in love with Laura (Penelope Cruz). He asks her to marry him, and she agrees, though she is unaware that serious financial troubles have prompted him to fund a drug deal with a shady but established middle man named Westray (Brad Pitt), that could bring in millions. Part of the counselor's financial troubles stem from the fact that he's investing in a club being opened by his best friend Reiner (Javier Bardem), a hedonist and occasional client who has attained his wealth by any means necessary, and likes to keep his wife, Malkina (Cameron Diaz) covered in all the accoutrements the wealthy enjoy. However, when the drug deal starts to go wrong, the counselor finds himself unprepared to deal with the fallout, and soon he's trying to protect his bride-to-be as well as himself from the wrath of a drug cartel that has no qualms about exacting revenge
The Baader Meinhof complex( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about the early years of violent left-wing terrorist network the Red Army Faction, which organised bombings, kidnappings and murders throughout Germany in the 1970s
Vitus by Fredi M Murer( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vitus is a boy who seems to be from another planet. He has hearing like a bat, he plays piano like a virtuoso and studies encyclopaedias at the age of five. No wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him
Youth without youth by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Romania is on the brink of war with Germany and linguistics professor Dominic Matei has little left to live for. On Easter Day 1938, he crosses the street and is struck by a bolt of lightning. Badly burned and nearly dead, he amazes the doctors by healing in only a short time. He defies science and ages in reverse from 70 to 40. There's seemingly no limit to the wonder and love he can find in his new youth. He pursues lost dreams, endless knowledge and the secrets of life until his secret is discovered. Now he must use his increased intelligence to keep his powerful secret safe from the wicked powers that would use it for evil."--Container
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American sociopath who sells forged paintings in Germany arranges for a desperate art restorer to carry out a high-paying mob hit
Nosferatu the vampyre by Werner Herzog( Visual )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harker, against the wishes of his wife, departs on a journey over the Carpathian Mountains to arrange a real estate transaction for Count Dracula, with tragic results
Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht by Werner Herzog( Visual )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker is about to leave on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife, Lucy, begs him not to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings, Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large, gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale, wraith-like figure with a shaven head and deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula. The events that transpire slowly convince Harker that he is in the midst of a vampyre. What he doesn't know, however, is the magnitude of danger he, his wife and his town are about to experience as victims of the Nosferatu
Night train to Lisbon by Bille August( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin teacher Raimund Gregorius finds a book by Portuguese poet and doctor Amadeu de Prado and his life is irrevocably changed. Determined to learn more about the author, Gregorius boards the night train to Lisbon and begins to piece together an epic story of oppression and revolution, loyalty and betrayal, love and jealousy, played out against the backdrop of a brutal fascist dictatorship. In his exploration of Amadeu de Prado's life, Gregorius finds that life can change in an instant
Mia aiōniotēta kai mia mera Eternity and a day( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Greek, Modern and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous writer is told he has only a few days to live. He meets a young boy on the street, an illegal immigrant from Albania, and decides to take him back home. During the trip, the writer hopes to learn about life and death
Faraway, so close!( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an angel dares to cross the line, he stumbles into the harsh reality of post-Cold War Berlin and findes himself engaged in deadly comabat to protect the mortales he lovers."
Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud des Pallires( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and German and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice
The American friend by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about American gangster films and the Americanization of European cinema and lifestyles. The story centers on a young German picture-framer who is hired to assassinate a mobster
Die Faelschung( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in German and English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grateful for a respite from his imploding marriage, Hamburg newspaperman Georg arrives in civil war torn Beirut to chronicle the bloody Lebanese war. Inside a shell-pitted hotel, Georg and colleague Hoffman, join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Outside, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions
Der Himmel über Berlin = Les ailes du désir by Wim Wenders( Visual )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux anges, Damiel et Cassiel, descendent du ciel à Berlin. Ils peuvent côtoyer les humains sans être vus... Ils rencontrent un ancien ange devenu 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 Marquise Von O-- The Marquise of O--( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in German and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic wars, a young widow who is saved from an attempted rape finds herself mysteriously pregnant several months later. Unaware of how this happened, she is sent away by her family and ends up marrying her rescuer, whom she doesn't know is the child's father
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Alternative Names
Bruno Gancs

Bruno Ganz aktor i reżyser szwajcarski

Bruno Ganz attore svizzero

Bruno Ganz schweizer Schauspieler

Bruno Ganz Swiss actor

Μπρούνο Γκανζ

Бруно Ганц

ברונו גנץ

برونو غانس

برونو گانتس

브루노 간츠



DownfallLutherThe Baader Meinhof complexYouth without youthMia aiōniotēta kai mia mera Eternity and a dayThe American friendDie Marquise Von O-- The Marquise of O--