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Habich, Matthias 1940-

Works: 300 works in 591 publications in 5 languages and 4,321 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  War films  Documentary films  Historical fiction  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  War stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Creator, Contributor, Narrator, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Matthias Habich
Nirgendwo in Afrika = Nowhere in Africa by Caroline Link( Visual )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both epic and heartbreakingly intimate, Nowhere in Africa begins with a Jewish woman named Jettel Redlich fleeing Nazi Germany with her daughter Regina, to join her husband, Walter, on a farm in Kenya. At first, Jettel refuses to adjust to her new circumstances (she brought with her a set of china dishes and an evening gown), while Regina adapts readily to this new world, forming a strong bond with her father's cook, an African named Owuor. But this is only the beginning of a series of uprootings, and as the surface of their lives is torn away, Walter and Jettel find they have little in common, and must--under tumultuous circumstances--build their marriage anew. With incredible skill and passion, Nowhere in Africa manages to bring you fully into every change in this family's life
Downfall by Oliver Hirschbiegel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in German and Spanish and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlín, abril de 1945. En las calles de Berlín se libra una encarnizada batalla. Hitler (Bruno Ganz) y sus fieles se han atrincherado en un búnker. Entre ellos se encuentra Traudl Junge (Alexandra Maria Lara), la secretaria personal del Führer. En el exterior, la situación se recrudece. A pesar de que Berlín ya no puede resistir más, Hitler se niega a abandonar la ciudad y, acompañado de Eva Braun (Juliane Köhler), prepara su despedida
Der Fangschuss = Coup de grace by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 426 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 )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 : singspiel in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coup de grace( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama set in 1919 shortly following the conclusion of WWI. A German army unit has been sent to the Baltic to keep Communism at bay. Billeted to an estate, the daughter of the mansion falls in love with the commander, but is spurned by him
Jahrestage( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core to this novel is remembrance, and Jahrestage is a requiem for the victims of twentieth-century German history. Told in the form of recollections of Gesine Cresspahl of the history of her family from the Weimar Republic to the Prague Spring. She has fled as a single mother from the DDR to live in New York, while supporting "socialism with a human face" as forwarded by Dubček
Jahrestage : aus dem Leben von Gesine Cresspahl by Uwe Johnson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 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 Rättin by Günter Grass( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lara's parents are deaf and dumb. She consequently had to accept responsibilities from a very early age. After finishing high school, Lara plans to leave the small Bavarian town to study music in Berlin. This creates problems with her father, problems which are intensified by her mother's death
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 17 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( 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
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

Thomas Brasch was a writer and translator, and also a filmmaker. In 1967/1968 he studied at the Academy of Film and Television in Babelsberg, but was expelled for distributing leaflets against the invasion of the Warsaw-Pact countries in Czechoslovakia and sentenced to prison. He left the GDR in 1976 with his sons. His sons later died, resulting him to emerge as a writer for the 1981 films Iron Angel, Domino, Mercedes (Brasch's 1985 eponymous piece adapted for the Dutch television) and The Passenger : Welcome to Germany, with Tony Curtis in the lead role. The 'Iron Angel' and 'The Passenger' were the only German competition entries invited to the film festival in Cannes
Nirgendwo in Afrika( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story spanning two continents, Nowhere in Africa is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel (Juliane Köhler, of Aimee & Jaguar) and their five-year-old daughter Regina each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways. Attorney Walter is resigned to working the farm as a caretaker; pampered Jettel resists adjustment at every turn; while the shy yet curious Regina immediately embraces the country -- learning the local language and customs, and finding a friend in Owuor, the farm's cook. As the war rages on the other side of the world, the trio's relationships to their strange environment become increasingly complicated as Jettel grows more self-assured and Walter more haunted by the life they left behind. As they eventually learn to cherish their life in Africa, they also endeavor to find a way back to each other. Winner of the 2002 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, as well as five 2002 German Film Awards (Golden Lolas), including best film, director and cinematography, Nowhere in Africa was written and directed by Caroline Link and is based on the best-selling autobiographical novel by Stefanie Zweig
Fräulein Smillas Gespür für Schnee Hörspiel by Peter Høeg( Recording )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 12 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)
Sofies Welt Hörspiel ; ab 12 Jahren( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Passagier : Welcome to Germany( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coup de grâce by Marguerite Yourcenar( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in Undetermined and German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baltikum 1919. Im Land herrscht Bürgerkrieg. Auf dem Schloß Kratovice lebt Sophie, eine Frau Ende 20. Mit einer Schar von Freiwilligen verschiedener Nationalität, die wie eine Besatzungstruppe einfallen, kommen Sophies Bruder Konrad und dessen Freund und Offizier Erich von Lhomond nach Kratovice. Sophie verliebt sich in Lhomond, der sich im Krieg als Söldner verdungen hat, um "das Abendland gegen die Bolschewiken zu verteidigen". Sophie scheut sich nicht, ihm ihre Liebe zu gestehen. Doch Lhomond weicht vor so demonstrativer Liebesbereitschaft zurück. In ihrem Selbstgefühl erniedrigt und in ihrer Offenheit betrogen, nimmt Sophie sich nun wahllos Liebhaber unter den Offizieren. Ein Schauspiel, dem Lhomond getroffen zusehen muß. Sophie läuft schließlich zu den Aufständigen über und verläßt das Schloß. Einige Zeit später wird sie von Lhomonds Truppe festgenommen
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DownfallDer Fangschuss = Coup de graceThomas Brasch : Filme : Engel aus Eisen, Domino, Mercedes, Der Passagier