WorldCat Identities

Koch, Sebastian 1962-

Works: 298 works in 594 publications in 8 languages and 7,193 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Case studies  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television programs  War films  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Creator, Redactor, Other, Contributor, Illustrator, Singer, Editor, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sebastian Koch
Das Leben der Anderen The lives of others by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( Visual )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1984 East Berlin simple surveillance assignment: Capt. Gerd Wiesler, a Stasi officer and a specialist in surveillance, has been assigned to keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland. Though Dreyman is known to associate with blacklisted director Albert Jerska, a known dissident, Dreyman's record is spotless. Wiesler discovers that Minister Hempf has an ulterior motive in spying on this seemingly upright citizen. Wiesler's sympathies shift from the government to its people - or at least to this one particular person
A good day to die hard by Bruce Willis( Visual )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Willis is back in action as John McClane, the heroic New York cop with a knack for being in the wrong place at the right time. John's latest predicament takes him all the way to Russia to track down his estranged son, Jack, who has been imprisoned in Moscow. But the mission takes a deadly turn as father and son must join forces to thwart a nuclear weapons heist that could trigger World War III
Zwartboek Black book by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Jewish girl hides out from the Naziś during World War II in The Netherlands. After her hiding place is literally blown, she escapes with her rescuer, a young sailer. That same night, as she is hiding with the sailer, she is warned by the Dutch resistance that their hiding place has been located by the Germans. The next day they take off toward the liberated areas. That night the boat sails into a trap set by the Germans. Rachel escapes and joins the resistance. Under the false name Ellis de Vries she meets SS-hauptsturmführer Ludwig Muntze on a train smuggling weapons. She goes to his head quarters to meet him again and gain his trust. He soons falls for her and joins his office as a spy. But when someone within the resistance betrays her, she is now seen as an enemy betraying both sides. All thatś left to do is run with the man she learned to love and find a way to prove her innocence by finding the real betrayer
Der tunnel The tunnel by Roland Suso Richter( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tunnel is based on the true story of a massive underground escape attempt from East to West Berlin. An Anti-communist East German swimming champion narrowly escapes before the Berlin Wall is done, but his sister is left behind
The Galapagos affair : Satan came to Eden( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. A extraordinary documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the island's 'Adam and Eve,' others flock there, including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson
Albatross( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17-year-old Emelia, who believes she is following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by pursuing a writing career, takes a job at a B&B owned by former writer Jonathan Fischer and run by his wife Joa. Sensing emerging talent in Emelia, Jonathan begins to tutor her, leading to a relationship that soon develops into a secret affair. Meanwhile, bookish daughter Beth Fishcher finds an unlikely friend in the free-spirited Emelia
Das Leben der anderen : Filmbuch by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insight into the lengths and depths that the East European government went to in order to keep tabs on the lives of its population in the 1980's
Operation Valkyrie( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The events surrounding the attempt to kill Hitler by a group of high command officers that failed and led to their execution
Songs and letters by Robert Schumann( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Leben der Anderen HGW XX/7( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ost-Berlin, November 1984. Der DDR-Staat sichert seinen Machtanspruch mit einem erbarmungslosen System aus Kontrolle und Überwachung. Als Oberstleutnant Anton Grubitz (Ulrich Tukur) den linientreuen Stasi-Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe) auf den erfolgreichen Dramatiker Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) und seine Lebensgefährtin (Martina Gedeck) ansetzt, verspricht er sich davon einen Karriereschub. Womit er nicht gerechnet hat: Das intime Eindringen in die Welt der Observierten verändert auch den Stasi-Mann. Das Eintauchen in DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN - in Liebe, Literatur, freies Denken und Reden - eröffnet Wiesler eine nie gekannte Welt, der er sich immer weniger entziehen kann. Ein gefährliches Spiel beginnt. Das Leben der Anderen erzählt kompromisslos ein Thema aus Deutschland, das so authentisch, spannend und einfühlsam bisher noch nie inszeniert wurde
Speer und Er( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dit levensverhaal van Albert Speer, de architect van Hitler en later bewapeningsminister, toont zijn betrokkenheid bij de misdaden in het Derde Rijk
Napoleon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the course of the man who defied centuries of tradition and forced his will upon a continent, from the campaign that transformed the Corsican outsider into a French hero to his final defeat at Wateroo. Explores the private struggles, political intrigues, and bloody battles that marked Napoleon's rise and rule
Das Wochenende = The weekend( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een voormalige R.A.F.-terrorist brengt na zijn vrijlating zijn eerste weekend door in een buitenhuis met zijn zus, zijn vroegere liefde met haar huidige man en een vroegere kameraad. De botsing tussen heden en verleden levert grote spanningen op
Stauffenberg der 20. Juli 1944( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dies ist die Geschichte hochrangiger Offiziere der deutschen Wehrmacht im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Die Geschichte von Männern, die Adolf Hitler anfangs aufgeschlossen gegenüber standen, dann aber an ihm zweifelten und sich schliesslich zum Widerstand entschlossen. Ein Widerstand, der im Attentat vom 20. Juli 1944 seinen tragischen Höhepunkt fand. Und der aufs Engste mit der Person des jungen Offiziers Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg verbunden ist. (Quelle: Umschlag)
Das fliegende Klassenzimmer Verfilmung von 1954 by Erich Kstner( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is a modern version of a novel by Erich Kästner. Although twelve year old Jonathan is the new boy at the St. Thomas boarding school in Leipzig, the other boys quickly become his friends. They find a manuscript of a play and decide to perform it, but their choirmaster forbids them. He had written the play together with a friend who disappeared when trying to flee to the west from the GDR. The children discover the truth and their Christmas celebration is a resounding success after all
The lives of others by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In East Berlin in 1984, an agent of the secret police who is conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover finds himself becoming increasingly drawn into their lives. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and stars Ulrich Muehe, Sebastian Koch and Martina Gedeck
Operation Valkyrie de aanslag op Adolf Hitler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een groep hooggeplaatste Duitse officieren beraamt een aanslag op Adolf Hitler
Der tunnel Le tunnel by Roland Suso Richter( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in East Berlin in 1961, the film tells the story of a champion swimmer who, with his engineer friend, masterminds an attempt to dig a tunnel under the Berlin Wall through which some two dozen people hope to escape to the West
Effi Briest by Julia Jentsch( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At her parents' urging, Effi Briest, a free-spirited 17-year-old girl, marries Baron von Innstetten, nearly 20 years her senior, and a former admirer of Effi's mother. The arranged marriage spells the beginning of a monotonous existence for Effi far away from her hometown, as Innstetten is preoccupied with his political career and the sleepy town of Kessin offers little excitement. That is, until Major Crampas arrives--one of Innstetten's military comrades and a charming womanizer. Effi starts a passionate affair with him and finally discovers what love is. But it comes at a steep price; the affair proves fatal for Crampas. Effi, on the other hand (unlike in Fontane's novel) deals with the consequences of her decisions and embarks on a new chapter in her life
La Vida de los otros( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un oficial de la Stasi, la policia secreta de la República Democrática Alemana, debe espiar a la pareja formada por un escritor y una actriz. No sabe hasta qué punto esa misión va a influir en su propia vida
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Das Leben der Anderen The lives of othersDas Leben der anderen : Filmbuch
Zwartboek Black bookDas Leben der anderen : FilmbuchNapoleon