WorldCat Identities

Bavaria Film International (Firm)

Works: 144 works in 389 publications in 11 languages and 16,458 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  Film adaptations  History  War films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Road films  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bavaria Film International (Firm)
Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,368 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 )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles life inside the Grande Chartreuse, one of the world's most ascetic monasteries and home to the Catholic Church's strictest order. Here the monks dedicate themselves entirely to the service of God and to spiritual life, in permanent silence."
Mostly Martha by Sandra Nettelbeck( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,051 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 : the final days = die letzten Tage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 885 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
Lola rennt = Run Lola run by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and German and held by 849 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
Run Lola run = Lola rennt by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this pulse-raising thriller, 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 20 minutes, Manni will suffer severe consequences
Gegen die Wand = Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and Turkish and held by 690 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 591 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
Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a past by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Finnish and English and held by 549 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
Im Juli = In July by Fatih Akin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 522 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
Den brysomme mannen = The bothersome man by Jens Lien( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job and an apartment, 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. He makes an attempt to escape from the city, but he discovers there is no way out. Andreas meets a man who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack, but from where?
DeUsynlige = Troubled water by Erik Poppe( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Norwegian and held by 511 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
Kirschblüten - Hanami = Cherry blossoms - Hanami( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only Trudi knows that her husband Rudi is suffering from a terminal illness. She decides not to tell him and convinces him to visit their family in Berlin. When Trudi dies suddenly, Rudi vows to make up for her lost life and takes his last journey to Tokyo in the midst of the cherry blossom festival
Mal día para pescar = Bad day to go fishing by Álvaro Brechner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 427 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 Pablo Stoll( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 394 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
Mongolian pingpong by Hao Ning( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Mongolian and held by 357 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. Bilike, the ball's discoverer, assumes it's a bird's egg. His wizened grandmother proclaims it a magic pearl. Unconvinced, the boys take the ball to the monastery, but even the grasslands' most knowledgeable inhabitants are stumped. When a television show (seen on the region's only set) reveals that the object is the "national ball of China," the determined young scouts decide to embark upon a journey to return the precious talisman to the Chinese capital
The trap by Srđan Golubović( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Serbian and held by 339 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
Black butterflies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 331 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 )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slice-of-life drama focuses on a twenty-something young man as he returns to his mother's shop in Buenos Aires and seeks meaning in his life
Winterschläfer = Winter sleepers by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in German and English and held by 300 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
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.20 for Sophie Sch ... to 0.46 for Gegen die ...)

Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa
Mies vailla menneisyyttä = The man without a pastWinterschläfer = Winter sleepers
Alternative Names
Bavaria Film International.