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Bavaria Film International (Firm)

Overview
Works: 105 works in 322 publications in 12 languages and 16,294 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  War films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Gangster films  Historical films  Road films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bavaria Film International (Firm)
Lola rennt = Run Lola run by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,560 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 )

12 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 between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 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
Mostly Martha by Sandra Nettelbeck( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AMartha is the chef who fusses and obsesses over each dish before it leaves the kitchen. The demands of her job and her natural shyness keep her from meeting new people. When her sister suddenly dies, Martha adopts Lina, her eight-year-old niece, completely changing both lives. Martha gets unexpected help from Mario, Martha's hunky new sous chef, who is not only a whiz on the chopping block but knows sundry magic tricks and jokes to keep Lina's spirits afloat. Just as Martha starts to grow attached to the girl, Lina's erratic father shows up demanding that he take her back to Italy with him
Sophie Scholl : die letzten tage = the final days by Marc Rothemund( Visual )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose
Gegen die Wand = Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and Turkish and held by 668 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. 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 601 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 )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and held by 577 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 )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Finnish and English and held by 554 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
DeUsynlige = Troubled water by Trine Dyrholm( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Norwegian and held by 529 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
Den brysomme mannen = The bothersome man by Jens Lien( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 528 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. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched
Im Juli = In July by Fatih Akin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 527 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 441 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobo Koller, owner of a struggling sock company in Uruguay, doesn't want his brother to know that he isn't married. So he asks his assistant Marta to pretend that she is his wife when his brother comes for a visit
The trap by Srđan Golubović( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Serbian and held by 389 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 in 2006 in Mongolian and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ping pong ball, found floating in a stream, becomes the source of wonderment for three young boys who live in the remote grasslands of Mongolia, a magnificent landscape little changed since the time of Genghis Khan
Kak i︠a︡ provel ėtim letom by Alekseĭ Popogrebskiĭ( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Russian and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How I ended this summer: On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. Sergei, a gruff professional in his fifties, takes his job very seriously. His new partner, bright-eyed college grad Pavel, retreats to his MP3 player and video games to avoid Sergei's imposing presence. One day while Sergei is out, inexperienced Pavel receives terrible news for Sergei from HQ. When the truth is revealed, the consequences explode
Black butterflies by Fan de ao si te( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 342 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 330 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 hanging 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 311 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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Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa
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Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a pastWinterschläfer = Winter sleepers