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Przygodda, Peter

Works: 97 works in 264 publications in 6 languages and 5,857 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Road films  Fantasy films  Angel films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Crime films 
Roles: Editor, Film editor, Other, edm, Director, Restager , Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Przygodda
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining
Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again. Loosely based on Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum = The lost honor of Katharina Blum by Volker Schlondorff( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in German and English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Katharina Blum falls in love at a party with a young radical lawbreaker in flight from the police. Her brief association with a hunted man brings her under police surveillance and makes her the cruelly exploited subject of cheap newspaper sensationalism. Paraded across the front pages of a big-city daily newspaper, portrayed as a whore, an atheist, a Communist sympathizer, she becomes the target of anonymous phonecalls and letters, sexual advances and threats which culminates in a dramatic finale." -- Publisher
Don't come knocking by Wim Wenders( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Spence, a washed-up Western movie star, uses alcohol, drugs, and young women to escape from the pain of his life. One day he suddenly flees the set of his latest Western on horseback and goes to visit his mother in Nevada. She tells him that he might have a grown son in Montana, where he once had a fling with a local waitress. Howard sets out to meet his son with an insurance agent from his abandoned film in pursuit
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is a result of Wender's enthusiasm for Patricia Highsmith's novels and also of his fascination with America which preoccupied him until his return to Berlin to make Wings of Desire. The plot, concerning forgery rackets, remains subsidiary to mood. Amidst moving trains and changing landscapes the new world of the American gangster invades the Germany of the dying artisan Ganz. Wenders said that he equates American film directors with gangsters and here cast directors Hopper, Nick Ray and Sam Fuller as the art racketeers
Der Amerikanische Freund = the American friend( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and German and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this suspense-filled crime thriller Dennis Hopper plays Ripley, a tortured, thoroughly amoral jet-set cowboy and art forger tied up with some sort of international art forgery ring, which in turn competes with a couple of rival branches of the Mafia. He befriends and then manipulates an innocent young Hamburg picture-framer named Jonathan Zimmerman (Bruno Ganz) who is suffering from a fatal blood-disease. Through a third party Ripley persuades Zimmerman to commit a murder for the Mafia in Paris in return for a large sum of money that he can leave to his wife and son after his death. He kills once without remorse but then finds he must accept a second assignment. Ripley, who at first seems completely cynical and manipulative, comes to admire and then love the stolid, family-bound German craftsman, while Zimmerman, at first appalled by the insane new life he's leading, discovers the exhilaration of committing a totally amoral act. The movie is both a thriller and a meditation on personal identity
Bis ans Ende der Welt = Until the end of the world by Wim Wenders( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceived as the ultimate road movie, this decades-in-the-making science-fiction epic from Wim Wenders follows the restless Claire Tourneur across continents as she pursues a mysterious stranger in possession of a device that can make the blind see and bring dream images to waking life. This breathless adventure in the shadow of Armageddon takes its heroes to the ends of the earth and into the oneiric depths of their own souls
Wings of desire / a film by Wim Wenders ; produced by Road Movies Berlin and Argos Films Paris ; written by Wim Wenders together with Peter Handke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts, fears, hopes, dreams, of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art
Falsche Bewegung by Wim Wenders( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and Multiple languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A would-be writer travels across Germany in search of a first-hand experience. Along the way, he meets an ex-Nazi and his mute companion, a wandering poet and an actress who together challenge him to become a writer
Im Lauf der Zeit( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A roving film projector repairman (Rüdiger Vogler) saves the life of depressed psychologist (Hanns Zischler) who has driven his Volkswagen into a river, and they end up on the road together, traveling from one rural German movie to another. Along the way, the two men, each running from his past, bond over their shared loneliness. Kings of the Road, captured in gorgeous compositions by cinematographer Robby Müller and dedicated to Fritz Lang, is a love letter to the cinema, a moving and funny tale of male friendship, and a portrait of a country still haunted by war"--Container
Alice in den Städten( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first of the road films that would come to define the career of Wim Wenders, the magnificent Alice in the Cities is an emotionally generous and luminously shot odyssey. A German journalist (Rüdiger Vogler) is driving across the United States to research an article; it's a disappointing trip, during which he is unable to truly connect with what he sees. Things change, however, when he has no choice but to take a young girl named Alice (Yella Rottländer) with him on his return trip to Germany, after her mother (Lisa Kreuzer)--whom he has just met--leaves the child in his care. Though they initially find themselves at odds, the pair begin to form an unlikely friendship"--Container
Falsche Bewegung( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With depth and style, Wim Wenders updates a late-eighteenth-century novel by Goethe, transposing it to 1970s West Germany and giving us the story of an aimless writer (Rüdiger Vogler) who leaves his hometown to find himself and winds up befriending a group of other travelers. Seeking inspiration to help him escape his creative funk, he instead discovers the limits of attempts to refashion one's identity. One of the director's least seen bu earthiest and most devastating soul searches, Wrong Move features standout supporting performances from New German Cinema regulars Hanna Schygulla and Peter Kern and, in her first film appearance, Nastassja Kinski"--Container
Der Himmel über Berlin = Wings of desire( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining
Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky = The Skladanowsky brothers by Wim Wenders( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rievocazione della vita di due pionieri del cinema tedesco che, due mesi prima dei fratelli Limière misero a punto il Bioskop, un proiettore a passo 8, ma vennero sconfitti dalla superiorità tecnologica del Cinématographe. (Moscati)
Der Totmacher = The Deathmaker by Romuald Karmakar( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in German and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1924, Fritz Haarmann confesses to killing 24 young men. Professor Ernst Schultze is commissioned to prepare a psychiatric report to determine if Haarmann is able to stand trial for his crimes. The film is based on the actual stenographer's notes of Fritz Haarmann's psychiatric examination
Thomas Mann's The magic mountain = Der Zauberberg by Hans W Geissendörfer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young engineer goes to visit his cousin at a tubercular sanatorium in the Swiss Alps intending to stay three weeks, but ends by staying on for seven years to observe the disturbed personnel and patients. The unfolding exchanges between the protagonists are meant to present a microcosm of the society of pre-World War I Europe in this dramatization based on a Nobel Prize-winning novel
Vergesst Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart lies dead, and his friends and enemies are gathered around his deathbed. The Chief of the secret police is present, and Mozart's brief life is reviewed in a dramatic hearing. Mozart was an interesting man, but difficult to get along with. He offended his friends, but offered little resistance to his enemies. Everyone in the room had a motive and an opportunity to kill Mozart. Despite the police chief's interrogation, however, his death remains a mystery
The road trilogy : Alice in the cities ; Wrong move ; Kings of the road( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1970s, Wim Wenders was among the first true international breakthrough artists of the revolutionary New Germain Cinema movement, a filmmaker whose fascination with the physical landscapes and emotional contours of the open road proved to be universal. In the middle of that decade, Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again. Each starring Rüdiger Vogler as the director's alter ego, Alice in the cities, Wrong move, and Kings of the road are dramas of emotional transformation that follow their characters' searches for themselves, all rendered with uncommon soulfulness and visual poetry."--Container
Wim Wenders' road movies by Wim Wenders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy of road movies created by German iconoclast Wim Wenders in the mid-70s. Each starring Rüdiger Vogler, they form a commentary on the adoption of American culture within a rapidly modernising West Germany
Alice in the cities by Wim Wenders( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip "Phil" Winter prepara un reportaje haciendo un recorrido a lo largo de Nueva York. Polaroid en mano, "Phil" aprovecha cualquier ocasión para tomar instantáneas que le resulten evocadoras. Sin embargo, su estadía en tierras americanas no ha rendido los frutos que esperaba y no ha conseguido escribir algo presentable. Mientras negocia con su editor y emprende el regreso a Alemania se encuentra, en el camino, con una mujer y su pequeña hija. Ambas están por intervenir de manera definitiva en su vida; sobre todo ella; la niña cuyo nombre es: Alicia
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Don't come knocking
Thomas Mann's The magic mountain = Der Zauberberg
Alternative Names
Peter Przygodda Duits filmeditor

Peter Przygodda Duits filmregisseur

Peter Przygodda German film editor

Przygodda, P. 1941-2011

Петер Пшигодда

פטר פְּשִיגוֹדָה

بيتر برزيجودا مونتير ألماني


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