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Bavaria Film International (Firm)

Works: 104 works in 344 publications in 12 languages and 16,344 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  History  Film adaptations  War films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Road films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bavaria Film International (Firm)
Lola rennt = Run Lola run by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-paced story about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences
Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One family's story of a homeland lost and a new one found. A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930's Kenya
Into great silence by Philip Gröning( Visual )

9 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steps into the lives of the Carthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse in the French Alps, filming their daily activities and prayers
Sophie Scholl : die letzten tage = the final days by Marc Rothemund( Visual )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine, Sophie Scholl, the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. The last six days of Sophie Scholl's life is dramatized, from arrest to interrogation, trial, and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless
Gegen die Wand = Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and Turkish and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cahit Tomruk is in his forties, a rock 'n' rolling boozer with a purposeless, dead-end job. Sibel Güner desperately wants to escape her conservative Turkish family. Both are German-born Turks equally ill at ease in either culture; seeking a new life, and a morality that will withstand the constant shuttling between codes. They marry--a marriage of convenience, natürlich. Eventually his nihilism and her promiscuity lead to violence and jail for him, and scandal and possible death for her. She goes into hiding in Istanbul and after he gets out, he goes to Turkey to find her. This dark and vibrant story reflects the unstable moods of Turks in Germany, a half assimilated, half-alien population whose future is a quest and whose passion is ongoing
El baño del papa = The Pope's toilet by Enrique Fernández( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's 1988, and Melo, an Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the most humble locals believe that selling food and drink to the multitude will just about make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all--he decides he will build a WC in front of his house and charge for its use. His efforts bring about unexpected consequences, and the final results will surprise everyone"--Publisher
Kirschblüten - Hanami = Cherry blossoms - Hanami by Doris Dörrie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sólo Trudi sabe que Rudi, su marido, sufre una grave enfermedad. En sus manos está decírselo o no. El médico sugiere que hagan algo juntos, algo que deseaban hacer hace mucho tiempo. Trudi decide no contarle a su marido la gravedad de su enfermedad y seguir los consejos del médico. Convence a Rudi para que vayan a visitar a sus hijos y nietos a Berlín. Pero cuando llegan allí, sus hijos no tienen tiempo para ellos. Y de repente, Trudi muere. Rudi está desesperado y no sabe que hacer. A través de una amiga de su hija se entera de que el amor que sentía Trudi por él la había apartado de la vida que ella hubiese querido llevar. Empieza a verla con una mirada nueva y promete compensarla por haber desperdiciado su vida. Así que se embarca en un último viaje que le llevará a Tokio, que celebra el festival de los cerezos en flor, un canto a la belleza, la transitoriedad y a los nuevos comienzos."--Envase
Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a past by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Finnish and English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and is beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city, gets involved with a mother and her sons, and slowly starts putting his life back on track. Just as life begins to make sense again for him, his past suddenly returns to haunt him
Den brysomme mannen = The bothersome man by Jens Lien( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. The people around him seem cut off from any real emotion, and communicate only in superficialities. The ominous 'Caretakers', who make sure the city runs smoothly, keep an increasing watch over Andreas as they find he doesn't fit in ..." "A fantastic fable, a parable for modern society's consumerism and obsession with appearances."--Case slick
DeUsynlige = Troubled water by Erik Poppe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Norwegian and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist, he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna, and her little boy, Jens. But his past catches up with him when Agnes, a local teacher, comes to the church on a school visit and recognizes the organist as Jan, the man who was convicted for the murder of her son"--Container
Im Juli = In July by Fatih Akin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel, a young teacher, decides to spend his summer at home in Hamburg. At the local flea market, he meets Juli, who is immediately attracted to him, a fact to which Daniel seems oblivious. On the same day, Daniel meets Melek, a young Turkish girl, with whom he is immediately smitten. Ignoring his earlier plans, he sets out in pursuit of her across the Balkans. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, who just happens to be Juli
Mal día para pescar = Bad day to go fishing by Álvaro Brechner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sofia: It's been four years since Sofia disappeared. Now, for the first time, she will have to tell her story
Whisky by Juan Pablo Rebella( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll. An inspired and beautifully assured tragic-comedy about Jacobo, a sixty-year-old owner of a small, outdated sock factory, is illuminated with deadpan, repetitive, and monotonous detail. When his successful younger brother is expected for a visit, Jacobo asks Marta, his humble, loyal assistant, to pose as his wife. The brother, lively, inquisitive, and open, spontaneously suggests a seaside trip during which the three characters begin to reveal themselves in situations where farce, jealousy and betrayal lead to places of no return. Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll have created a sophisticated, quiet film that tells a story through understatement and modest gestures. Country of production: Uruguay
The trap by Srđan Golubović( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Serbian and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary man is forced to choose between life and death of his own child. The Trap is a film about post- Milosevic's Serbia, in which there is no more war, only a moral and existential desert. This is Serbia in transition, in which human life is worth little, and normal life remains almost unreachable
Mongolian pingpong by Hao Ning( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Mongolian and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young Mongolian boys embark on a journey to return a ping pong ball they have found to Beijing after they learn it is the "national ball of China."
Kak i︠a︡ provel ėtim letom by Alekseĭ Popogrebskiĭ( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Russian and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. One day while Sergeĭ is out, inexperienced Pavel receives terrible news for Sergeĭ from HQ. Intimidated, Pavel can't bring himself to disclose the information. When the truth is finally revealed, the consequences explode against a chilling backdrop of thick fog, sharp rocks, and the merciless Arctic Sea
Black butterflies by Fan de ao si te( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's finest poet. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating quarrels with her lovers and her rigid father, a parliament censorship minister, the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter the course of both her artistic and personal lives
El abrazo partido = Lost embrace by Daniel S Burman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariel is a young man who lives in a Jewish working-class section of Buenos Aires. Since his father went missing in the war, his mother Sonia and brother Joseph work in the shopping and business district. With no interest in school or work, Ariel just ends up hangin out. He finally gets motivated by the idea of moving to Poland, so asks his grandmother, an ex-girlfriend, and Rabbi Benderson for help
Winterschläfer Winter sleepers by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in German and English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura (Sellem) is a nurse who shares her house with translator Rebecca (Daniel), who is having an affair with Marco (Ferch), a handsome ski instructor. Rene (Matthes) compensates for short-term memory loss by obsessively photographing his life. When Theo (Bierbichler), drives a sick horse to the vet, the vagaries of human destiny-where endless chains of causality ripple from a single chance encounter-are made manifest in their ostensibly individual circumstances
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.25 for Mal día p ... to 0.52 for Gegen die ...)

Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa
Alternative Names
Bavaria Film International.

Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a pastWinterschläfer Winter sleepers