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Bavaria Film International (Firm)

Works: 99 works in 298 publications in 12 languages and 16,358 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Gangster films  Historical films  Road films  War 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lola recibe una llamada desesperada de su novio Manni, que acaba de perder una pequeña fortuna que pertenece a un jefe de la mafia para el que trabaja. Si Lola no consigue el dinero en veinte minutos, Manni sufrirá las consecuencias
Nirgendwo in Afrika Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,364 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 Le grand silence = Die grosse Stille by Philip Gröning( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and German and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grande Chartreuse, considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries is based in the French Alps. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Groning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back with him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Groning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months - filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals, and rare outdoor excursions
Mostly Martha by Sandra Nettelbeck( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,063 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 )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 734 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and Turkish and held by 661 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 592 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 )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and Spanish and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lu di he qi zi du li yi zhi zhu zai de guo xiang cun,guo zhu en ai tian jing de sheng tian,liang ren qu " bo luo di hai " du jia ...dan di er tian lu di zao shang xing lai,jing fa xian qi zi yi zai shui meng zhong qu shi.shang xin yu jue de lu di bu zhi dao jie xia lai gai zen me ban ...dan ta que cong you ren zhan zhuan de zhi:shen ai ta de du li,wei le ta er fang qi le yuan ben xiang yao de sheng di jue ding chong xin ren shi ta de qi zi, bing qie jin zui da de nu li lai wan cheng ta de xin yu du li sheng qian xi huan " ri ben wu ta ",geng yi xin pan wang neng qin yan kan jian ying hua sheng kai he zhuang li de fu shi di yu shi du zi yuan fu le dong jing,ren sheng di bu shou de ta,xing yun huo de le yi ming ri ben wu zhe de yin ling,zai yong zan mei li de ying hua ji jie,ying jie ta duan zan que quan xin can lan de ren sheng
DeUsynlige Troubled water by Erik Poppe( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Norwegian and held by 564 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
Mies vailla menneisyyttä The man without a past by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 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
Den brysomme mannen The bothersome man by Jens Lien( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 538 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
Im Juli In July by Fatih Akin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 531 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
Kak i︠a︡ provel ėtim letom by Aleksei Popogrebsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Russian and held by 442 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
Whisky by Juan Pablo Rebella( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 420 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in Mongolian and held by 361 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."
Black butterflies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 359 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 338 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
Mal día para pescar Bad day to go fishing( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 321 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
Winterschläfer Winter sleepers by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in German and English and held by 312 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
The trap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Serbian and held by 294 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
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Nirgendwo in Afrika Nowhere in Africa
Alternative Names
Bavaria Film International.

Mies vailla menneisyyttä The man without a pastWinterschläfer Winter sleepers