WorldCat Identities

August, Bille 1948-

Works: 210 works in 1,025 publications in 10 languages and 7,745 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Romance films  Musical films  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Concert films  Filmed performances 
Roles: fmd, fmp, Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Production personnel, Scenarist, Film editor, Restager , Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bille August
Les Misérables by Gérard Depardieu( Visual )

108 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean
The House of the spirits by Bille August( Visual )

98 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core of this epic tale spanning three generations of the Trueba family is the stormy, yet passionate, relationship between the supernaturally gifted Clara and her controlling husband Esteban, who resists change both politically and personally
Pelle erobreren by Bille August( Visual )

74 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelle en zijn vader verlaten Zweden om in Denemarken een betere toekomst te zoeken. Het harde plattelandsleven valt zwaar tegen
Den Goda viljan = The best intentions by Kevin Hooks( Visual )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in Swedish and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Ann Akerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. Urbane Anna can't stand living in the rural country and grows increasingly restless. She returns to Uppsala and the couple's love and commitment are put to the test. The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents
The color of freedom by Bille August( Visual )

56 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Gregory is a racist South African guard whose certainties of life are shaken to the core. During a twenty year span, James spent his time as Nelson Mandela's prison warden. Shows the daily application of a major historic abonimation, known as Apartheid, as seen through the eyes of the average White South African. These are 'ordinary' people who are neither heroes nor villains, but obtuse conformists. The violence of the system on its white citizens was considerably more hidden than on its black ones, but it was violence all the same. White's were obligated to remain as ignorant as possible or be persecuted by the status quo
Night train to Lisbon by Jeremy Irons( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 549 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
Smilla's sense of snow by Bille August( Visual )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When her six-year old neighbor falls from a snow covered roof, Smilla suspects the boy's death was no accident. Together with a mysterious lover, who holds secrets of his own, she defies local authorities and begins a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in an effort to uncover the truth."--Container
En sång för Martin = A song for Martin by Bille August( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In midlife, two soul mates finally meet, and their passion is fueled by their duel love of music. Martin is a famous composer-conductor and Barbara is a gifted violinist. Abandoning their lackluster lives they plunge into a new and exciting world. When their blissful existence is threatened, Barbara is courageously determined to prove that love conquers all
Convicted( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Cory is a convicted murderer spending her final days on Death Row. Her hopes and dreams are as lifeless as the walls that surround her. That is until the letters of a stranger awaken passions in her she thought had died long ago. While her attorney tries to appeal the verdict, Frank, the stranger, realizes he has fallen in love with Charlotte. Frank discovers that there are untold secrets behind the tragic circumstances of her imprisonment
Jerusalem by Bille August( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ganadora del premio Nobel Selma Lagerlöf nos presenta esta apasionante historia sobre el poder del amor y la búsqueda de un hombre por la fe. Escrita y dirigida por Bille August, director de Pelle el Conquistador y La Casa de los Espirítus, nos relata como Ingmar y Gertrude están profundamente enamorados, y se espera que pronto Ingmar herede las propiedades de su familia y sea el nuevo líder de la villa. Pero su felicidad se desvanece cuando un carismático predicador aparece y promete la salvación a todo aquel que lo siga hasta la Tierra Santa. La hermana mayor de Ingmar es tentada po sus palabras y vende la propiedad familiar al granjero Persson. Ingmar, se ve forzado a abandonar a Gertrude y se casa con la hija de Persson para salvar la granja familiar. Debido a la desesperación, Gertrude se une al predicador mientras la nueva esposa de Ingmar se da cuenta de como él está sufriendo y lo alienta a dirigirse a Jerusalem y traer a Gertrude de Regreso
Meryl Streep collection : America's greatest actress in three films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvin's room: Seventeen years ago, fiercely independent Lee left home and left behind her kindhearted sister Bessie to care for their father, Marvin. But now Lee is returning with her teenage son for a homecoming that's sure to turn the entire household upside down
Bille August's Twist + shout ; Zappa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Danish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twist and Shout is a gripping, sexy coming-of-age story in which four teenagers find love and heartbreak during the height of Beatlemania in 1960s Denmark. Zappa, the prelude to Twist and Shout, is the story of three teenagers in 1960s Copenhagen
Tales of innocence( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indy witnesses a myriad of romantic miusadventures when he joins the French Foreign Legion
Nachtzug nach Lissabon by Bille August( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimund Gregorius, von seinen Schülern liebevoll "Mundus" genannt, Lateinlehrer und Altsprachengenie an einem Gymnasium, trifft auf der Kirchenfeldbrücke in Bern auf eine junge Portugiesin. Als diese sich in die kalten Fluten stürzen will, kann er sie gerade noch festhalten und retten. Doch kurz darauf verschwindet die Frau und zurück bleibt nur ihre Jacke mit einem Buch des portugiesischen Arztes Amadeu de Prado darin. In dem Buch entdeckt Raimund Gregorius durch Zufall ein Zugticket und entschliesst sich spontan dazu das Ticket zu nutzen. Er macht sich auf, zu einer abenteuerlichen Reise nach Lissabon. Auf der Suche nach dem Autor vor Ort, stösst Gregorius auf Teile eines Puzzlespiels mit höchsten Einsätzen, voller politischer und emotionaler Intrigen. Seine Reise überwindet Zeit und Raum, berührt Fragen der Geschichte, der Philosophie, der Medizin, trifft auf die Liebe, und wird zur befreienden Suche nach dem wahren Sinn des Lebens. (Quelle:
Silent heart( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of three generations gather over a weekend to say goodbye to Esther (Ghita Nørby) who suffers from an incurable disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and with the help of her husband Poul (Morten Grunwald) has chosen to pursue euthanasia when the weekend is over. But as the end approaches, the mother's decision becomes more and more difficult to handle for the daughters Heidi (Paprika Steen) and Sanne (Danica Curcic), and old conflicts come to the surface
Das Geisterhaus by Bernd Eichinger( Visual )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mittlerweile 80-jährig, lässt der mächtige Patriarch Esteban sein Leben Revue passieren. Er erinnert sich an den Tod seiner ersten Braut, die Liebe seiner Frau Clara, die Eigensinnigkeit seiner Tochter Blanca und an den Revolutionär Pedro, der sich ausgerechnet in Blanca verliebt. Und natürlich an den unehelichen Sohn Esteban, der das Unglück über die Familie bringt. (Quelle: Umschlag)
Twist and shout by Bille August( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twist and Shout is a gripping, sexy, coming-of-age story in which teenager friends find love and heartbreak during the height of Beatlemania in 1960s Denmark
The house of mirth ; Les misérables( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les misé́rables: Tells the story of Jean Valjean and his relentless pursuit by police inspector Javert
Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee by Peter Høeg( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Gletscherforscherin Smilla führt ein zurückgezogenes Leben in Kopenhagen. Lediglich die Freundschaft zu ihrem Nachbarsjugen Isajah kann die unterkühlte Grönländerin ein wenig erwärmen. Als der Junge eines Tages vom Dach fällt, gibt es für Fräulein Smilla keinen Zweifel: Es war Mord. Weil die Polizei an einen Unfall glaubt, beginnt die Schnee-Expertin selbst zu ermitteln. Mehr und mehr gerät nun Smilla selbst in die Schusslinie ihrer geheimnisvollen Gegner. Die Spur führt sie in das ewige Eis Grönlands und Dank ihres Gespürs für Schnee kommt sie der Wahrheit immer näher - und die ist so unglaublich wie schrecklich
Pelle, el conquistador by Bille August( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El niño Pelle y su padre Lasse han conseguido trabajo en la granja Stone, en condiciones similares a la esclavitud. La granja es un lugar muy duro capaz de matar todos sus sueños. Lasse le dice a su hijo: si lo deseas, puedes conquistar el mundo. Pelle crece y va descubriendo poco a poco todas las facetas de la vida: el sexo, el frío invierno, la muerte ... y contemplando el navegar de los grandes veleros, Pelle sueña con las tierras lejanas que algún día conquistará
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
JerusalemThe house of mirth ; Les misérables
Alternative Names
August, Bille 1948-

Bille August cinéaste et écrivain danois

Bille August dán filmrendező, operatőr, forgatókönyvíró

Bille August Dänischer Filmregisseur

Bille August Danish film director

Bille August dansk filmregissör

Bille August Deens filmregisseur

Bille August director de cine danés

Bille August director de cinema danés

Bille August duński reżyser filmowy

Bille August regista danese

Билле Аугуст

Билле Аугуст датский кинорежиссёр

Білле Аугуст Данський кінорежисер

בילה אוגוסט

בילה אוגוסט במאי קולנוע דני

بیله آگوست

빌레 아우구스트

어거스트, 빌 1948-

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