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Bavaria Film International (Firm)

Works: 137 works in 276 publications in 10 languages and 15,875 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Biography 
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 )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in German and English and held by 1,421 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
Nirgendwo in Afrika Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,355 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 )

7 editions published in 2007 in French and German and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on life in the Grande Chartreuse monastery, located near Grenoble in the French Alps, home of the Carthusian Order. Using extended shots, no interviews, and no music other than that of the monks' own chanting, looks at the monks' days centered on contemplation, work,and study
Mostly Martha by Sandra Nettelbeck( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in German and English and held by 1,061 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in German and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Munich in 1943. Brother and sister, Sophie and Hans Scholl are members of student resistance group 'White Rose' against the Nazi regime and are arrested for distributing fliers around the University. The two students are interrogated and Hans finally breaks down and confesses. Sophie has no choice but to defend her beliefs and protect her brother and her friends. Based on the real activities of the 'White Rose' resistance group, recovered interrogation papers and witness interviews
El baño del papa The Pope's toilet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 607 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
Gegen die Wand Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and Turkish and held by 592 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
Mies vailla menneisyyttä The man without a past( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Finnish and English and held by 546 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 537 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
DeUsynlige Troubled water( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 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 502 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine mile walk: Two friends in a strange place begin a game of words that leads to an unexpected twist
Den brysomme mannen The bothersome man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Norwegian and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment and a beautiful girlfriend, 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, and even several attempts to kill himself prove unsuccessful. 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? Is it the way out?
Whisky by Juan Pablo Rebella( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 375 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Mongolian and held by 366 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
Black butterflies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 356 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 355 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
The trap( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Serbian and held by 349 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
Kak i︠a︡ provel ėtim letom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Russian and held by 277 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 Sergei is out, inexperienced Pavel receives terrible news for Sergei 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
Winterschläfer Winter sleepers by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in German and English and held by 259 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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Alternative Names
Bavaria Film International.

Mies vailla menneisyyttä The man without a pastWinterschläfer Winter sleepers