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Habich, Matthias 1940-

Overview
Works: 288 works in 646 publications in 8 languages and 4,610 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Operas  Musical films  Documentary films  Musical settings 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Creator, Contributor, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matthias Habich
Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( Visual )

62 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing Nazi Germany, many Jewish families found that a new life was as difficult as any hardship they hadpreviously known. This German drama, based on a book by Stephanie Zweig, tells of one family's struggle as WalterRedlich (Merab Ninidze), his wife Jettel (Juliane Kohler), and their young daughter Regina (Karoline Eckertz) fleeGermany for British occupied Nairobi
Downfall by Oliver Hirschbiegel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in German and Spanish and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on her actual first-hand account, depicts the final ten days of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of Hitler's then-secretary Gertraud (Traudl) Junge. Joining Hitler and his inner circle at their bunker in Berlin, she witnesses the collapse of Hitler's plans for the Third Reich. As the Russian army takes the city, the dissipation, horrific beliefs, and merciless logic of Hitler's philosophy and followers becomes ever more apparent and visceral
Der Fangschuss = Coup de grace by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Latvia in 1919 at the end of the Russian civil war, a Prussian soldier rejects the advances of an aristocratic woman. She retaliates by joining the Bolsheviks
Der Fall Ö( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest erotic comedy, renowned filmmaker Tinto Brass focuses on youthful couples who realize that nothing can bring them together as effectively as regular doses of fooling around
Der Pensionierte SWR-Edition by Friedrich Dürrenmatt( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Roman handelt davon, wie nach den ersten Tagen seiner Pensionierung ein bernischer Polizeikommissar alle seine Verbrecher aufsucht, die er im Verlauf seiner langen Tätigkeit aus Humanität und Wissen um das Ungenügen menschlicher Gerechtigkeit hatte entkommen lassen
Die entführung aus dem serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary criticism in a Turkish setting. It sounds like a fairy tale: following an attack on the ship owned by the Spanish nobleman Belmonte Lostados, Belmonte's fiancée, Konstanze, is taken prisoner, together with her English maid, Blonde, and Belmonte's servant, Pedrillo. All three are then sold as slaves to the Turkish Pasha Selim. Pedrillo manages to get word to Belmonte, telling him of their whereabouts, and Belmonte has now arrived with the aim of freeing them. Initially, Osmin, the overseer of the Pasha's country house, bars his way, but Pedrillo, whose skills as a gardener have endeared him to the Pasha, tricks Osmin into admitting his master to the palace. The two Westerners plan to rescue their lovers at night, a plot that at first seems to work when Osmin is put out of action by means of a sleeping draught, but its effects are short-lived, and he wakes in time to sound the alarm. To Osmin's delight, the two couples, Konstanze and Belmonte and Blonde and Pedrillo, are led into the Pasha's presence. The Pasha discovers that Belmonte is the son of his arch-enemy, who had once driven him from his North African homeland, but he declines to exact revenge for the injustice that has been done him and instead gives the four of them their freedom. But this is not in fact a fairy tale. Through the mirror of its exotic subject matter, The Abduction from the Seraglio criticizes the attitudes and behavioural patterns of absolutist Europe. Ever since Montesquieu's Lettres persanes of 1721, men of letters had repeatedly used this trick to avaid censorship. In 1781, Mozart received an imperial commission to write The Abduction, because the Russian Grand Duke Paul Petrovich was to come for a visit. One wonders if the Emperor noticed in which direction the opera was moving. No one know. It is unclear exactly what prompted Joseph II to change his mind. But at all events, he suddenly decided to honour his Russian guest's visit by performing Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride and Alceste
Jahrestage by Uwe Johnson( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Gesine Cresspahl, who lives in New York as an emigrant from East Germany. Through the eyes of her eleven years old daughter and through articles and headlines from the NY Times we can follow the life in NY. Asked by her daughter, Gesine tells the story of her life beginning just before World War Two until 1967/1968. During the Kristalnacht, her mother kills herself. Her father spies for the British Army. After the war, the East German secret police (Stasi) put pressure on Gesine and her boyfriend to carry our certain orders they didn't want to. Eventually, she flees to West Germany and then to the US
Die abhandene Welt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Kromberger (Matthias Habich) entdeckt im Internet zufällig ein Foto der US-amerikanischen Opernsängerin Caterina Fabiani (Barbara Sukowa) und ist sofort wie vom Blitz getroffen - die Frau auf dem Bild sieht seiner verstorbenen Ehefrau Evelyn zum Verwechseln ähnlich. Der Fund beunruhigt ihn zutiefst und zunächst weiß er nicht, ob er seiner Tochter Sophie (Katja Riemann) von seiner Entdeckung erzählen soll. Diese bemerkt jedoch schnell, dass mit ihrem Vater etwas nicht stimmt, und entlockt ihm schließlich sein Geheimnis. Um die mysteriöse Begebenheit aufzuklären, reist Sophie nach New York und nimmt Kontakt zu Caterina auf. Die Sängerin weigert sich zunächst, der fremden Frau aus Deutschland Auskunft über sich und ihre Familie zu erteilen, doch nach und nach kommt Sophie der Wahrheit auf die Spur
Die Rättin frei nach Motiven aus dem gleichnamigen Roman von Günter Grass by Martin Buchhorn( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Then film creates a grandiose doomsday phantasy playing in the narrator's head, accompanied by sarcastic commentaries on the condition of the world of humans by his pet rat, and interspersed by a subplot involving Oskar Matzerath, the hero of the novel The Tin Drum, and his grandmother who reappear in the novel The Rat
Jenseits der Stille = Beyond silence by Jacob Claussen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the earliest days in her childhood, Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute, and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice versa when her parents want to communicate with other people. Getting older and more mature she becomes interested in music and starts to play clarinet very successfully. Since her parents are deaf, they cannot share Lara's music career. The day comes when Lara has to decide between her parents and her own ambitions
Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee by Peter Høeg( Recording )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Kopenhagener Hafen wird ein neunjähriger Junge aufgefunden. Tot. Spuren im Schnee auf dem Dach. Für die Polizei steht die Todesursache fest: Unfall. Nur Fräulein Smilla glaubt an Mord. Doch je entschlossener sie nachforscht, umso entschiedener werden die Versuche, sie aus dem Weg zu räumen ... (Laufzeit: 1h 46)
La demoiselle sauvage = The savage woman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bruised woman with blood on her hands is nursed back to health by an engineer, who discovers her horrible secret
Unkenrufe - Zeit der Versöhnung( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German art historian and a Polish restorer fall in love and are inspired to begin an idealistic business together, which they hope will help bridge the longstanding conflict between Germans and Poles. However, their venture becomes more and more commercial, while their original hope of international understanding is cast by the wayside
A corps perdu = Straight to the heart by Léa Pool( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre, a hardened photojournalist, returns from an assignment in Nicaragua to find himself suddenly cut loose from his happy, if unorthodox, domestic life. Flashbacks reveal the relationship to have been an erotically charged arrangement. He becomes obsessed with discovering why they abandoned him
Der Passagier : Welcome to Germany by Thomas Brasch( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein jüdischer Erfolgsregisseur aus Amerika versucht, zur Entlastung seines Gewissens in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland einen Film über die Begleitumstände während der Produktion eines antisemitischen Nazi-Films zu drehen, bei der er 1942 mit anderen jüdischen KZ-Häftlingen als Statist mitwirken mußte und durch Verrat den Tod eines Freundes verschuldete. Eine psychologisch genau durchdachte, in ihren kunstvollen Verschachtelungen allerdings leicht manierierte Studie über das Problem der Selbsttäuschung bei der Verarbeitung von Schuld und über die Schwierigkeit, die Vergangenheit durch Kunst bewältigen zu können. [film-dienst]
Thomas Brasch : Filme : Engel aus Eisen, Domino, Mercedes, Der Passagier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domino: "A record of the mental disintegration of a theatrical-star Lisa (Katharina Thalbach) ... Follows her life through a successful performance, a breakdown during another performance, the death of a director friend, constant intrusions into her apartment home, and domino games played against herself -- with her mother cast as her imaginary opponent cast. Lisa's world and the real world mix and mingle, tangled together as stability wanes."--Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Enemy at the gates by Joseph Fiennes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of WWII Russian hero Vassili Zaitsev whose fame thrust him into a personal war with the Nazis best sharpshooter, Major Erwin Konig
Nowhere in Afrika : Nirgendwo in Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish family flees the Nazi regime in 1938 and learns to cope with their new life, and each other, on a remote farm in Kenya
En un lugar de África by Stefanie Zweig( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Spanish and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debido a la implacable persecución de los nazis, un abogado judío organiza la huida de su mujer y de su hija para que se reúnan con él en Kenya (colonia británica). Sin embargo, alli tendrán que afrontar grandes dificultades para adaptarse y sobrevivir
Berlin syndrome( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passionate holiday romance takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Australian photojournalist Clare wakes up locked in Andi's Berlin apartment. And he has no intention of letting her go again
 
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Downfall
Alternative Names
Matthias Habich acteur allemand

Matthias Habich actor alemán

Matthias Habich actor alemany

Matthias Habich attore tedesco

Matthias Habich Duits acteur

Matthias Habich German actor

Matthias Habich tysk skådespelare

Matthias Habich tysk skodespelar

Matthias Habich tysk skuespiller

Маттиас Хабих

Մատիաս Հաբիխ

מתיאס האביק שחקן גרמני

ماتیاس هابیش بازیگر آلمانی

مثايوس هابك

مثايوس هابك ممثل ألماني

มัททีอัส ฮาบิช

マティアス・ハビッヒ

马赛斯·哈贝奇

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DownfallDer Fangschuss = Coup de graceThomas Brasch : Filme : Engel aus Eisen, Domino, Mercedes, Der PassagierEnemy at the gatesNowhere in Afrika : Nirgendwo in Africa