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Aichholzer, Josef 1950-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 90 publications in 4 languages and 1,986 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies 
Roles: Producer, Editor, fmd, Author of screenplay, Director, Restager , Author, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Josef Aichholzer
Die Fälscher = The Counterfeiters by Stefan Ruzowitzky( Visual )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission
Radical evil( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We were only following orders. This remarkable film asks why Nazi soldiers agreed to do what they did, exploring how killing became a routine, how these men managed to excuse themselves, and how they were manipulated by their leaders. It's the blueprint of a genocide. We hear the killers' thoughts as they wrote them down in letters and diaries at the time, and what they said in court years later. RADICAL EVIL is marked by Oscar® - winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky's scenic transformations and DoP Benedict Neuenfel's development of a unique visual language
Mein bester Feind = : "My best enemy" by Wolfgang Murnberger( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in German and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor, the son of wealthy Jewish art dealers, and Rudi, the son of their servant, are best friends despite their class differences and the fact they love the same girl, Lena. But World War II upends everything, turning Rudi into a Nazi and Victor into a helpless pawn. Then a priceless drawing by Michelangelo becomes crucial to Nazi plans, and only Victor's family knows where it is. The game of cat and mouse results in plane crashes, stolen identities, and the enigmatic key to Lena's heart
Les faussaires by Stefan Ruzowitzky( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in German and French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones
The counterfeiter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones
Jenseits des Krieges = East of War by Ruth Beckermann( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the exhibition "Vernichtungskrieg" (War of Extermination) as a background, Ruth Beckermann and cameraman Peter Roehsler have filmed former soldiers talking about their experiences, beyond the bounds of "normal" warface
The whore's son( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of three, Ozren only has to watch his mother while she's sleeping to know that she's the most beautiful woman in the world. A queen. At the age of nine, he doesn't understand why people swear at him on the street, calling him a whore's son, a sonofabitch: his mother works as a waitress and that's the only reason she's hardly ever at home in the evening. At the age of 16 Ozren has learned a lot: about money from his mother, about God from his Auntie Ljiljana, about the world from his Uncle Ante and about whores from Pepi. Now he's determined to clear up the mystery surrounding his mother"--Container
Dokumentarfilmschaffen in Österreich( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wien retour = Return to Vienna by Ruth Beckermann( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Franz West (1909-1985) remembers his youth in Vienna: the variety of the Jewish population of the so called Matzah-Island, his commitment to the worker's movement of the Red Vienna and the rise of Austro-fascism and National Socialism. West's masterly narration combined with impressing archive footage illustrate and elucidate the complex Austrian history between WW1 and WW2"--Container
Die papierene Brücke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Director Ruth] Beckermann's parents met in Vienna after the Holocaust; her father was a war refugee from Romania and her mother was a native of Vienna who settled in Palestine in 1938. Tracing the migratory paths of her family before World War II, Beckermann returns to the European Jewish communities which inspired her childhood stories-- the small towns around Theresienstadt and the remaining Jewish communities of Bucovnia, Romania, and Vienna."--National Center for Jewish Film
Arena besetzt ; Auf amol a Streik ; Der Hammer steht auf der Wies'n da draussen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ARENA SQUATTED By means of material that was created in the Arena the film shows the squatting, the organization of collective work, the negotiations with the city and finally the demolition of the buildings. It calls to memory, how a generation had been politicized through their involvement in the Arena movement. SUDDENLY, A STRIKE, Semperit Traiskirchen 17.4-11.5.1978 [April 17 - May 11, 1978] In the tire factory Semperit the only strike after World War II takes place in May 1978, lasting for three weeks. The film shows the course of the strike in interviews, photos, graphics and talks at a pub; it draws attention to the position of the union between its loyality [sic] to the workers and its responsibilities towards the entrepreneurs [Unternehmern]. THE STEEL HAMMER IS OUT THERE ON THE GRASS. How the VEW workers fight for their jobs On March 28th 1981, 10.000 people take to the streets. The city of Judenburg demonstrates for the preservation of their steel plant. The demonstration is a start, a late attempt to avert the threat of job loss. The film shows how the international steel crisis affects Austria."--Container
Wien retour : Franz West (Weintraub), 1924-1934 = Return to Vienna( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Franz Weintraub recalls his experiences as a young Jew in inter-war Austria from 1924 to 1934. A journalist and gifted storyteller, Weintraub reconstructs everyday life in Jewish Leopoldstadt ... Recalling in vivid detail his encounters with anti-semitism, his involvement witht the Labor movement, and his membership in the Communist Party, Weintraub's oral history provides keen insight into a community and era soon transformed by World War II."--Container
Retour à Vienne : Franz West (Weintraub) 1924-1934 by Ruth Beckermann( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "Entretien avec l'ancien rédacteur en chef de la revue communiste Volksstimme (La voix du Peuple), le Viennois Franz West (Weintraub) (1909-1985). Interrogé en1984, il compare son enfance à Magdebourg à son arrivée à vienne, à l'âge de 14 ans, dans l'atmosphère judaïque du 2ème arrondissement, son éloignement du judaïme orthodoxe pour se tourner vers le mouvement ouvrier, ses luttes politiques des années ving et trente. Dans cet entretien, la réalisatrice essaye de cerner son origine culturelle, son identité juive, son parcours politique, son expérience de l'émigration et du retour. Retour à Vienne est le portrait d'un homme qui a subi les violences des nazis bien avant l'Anschluss. Son témoignage des années 1924-1934 est illustré de photos, d'extraits de films et de documents d'archives."
Die papierene Brücke = Paper bridge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film maker traces her parents' migratory paths before World War II, which led from Vienna and Romania to Palestine. Ruth Beckermann visits and interviews Jews living in Theresienstadt, Bucovnia, and Vienna
Die Fälscher = The Counterfeiters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germany, 1936. Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones
Hurensohn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ozren is raised in Vienna by his mother Silvija, who works as a prostitute, and his aunt and uncle. The film shows the demimonde of Vienna in the early 1990's and deals with Ozren's finding out that his mother is not a waitress (as he was initially told) and the way he copes with it." -- IMDB
Taxi für eine Leiche( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hermine Fritz, owner of the Ottakringer Lichtspieltheater, an old movie theater in Vienna, finds the body of an old man after a Saturday-night show. She decides to search for the murderer on her own. Schorschi, a waiter in a nearby café and an old friend, unsuccessfully tries to talk her out of it. He then accompanies Hermine to the theater to search the body, but it has disappeared. They now have two problems to deal with."--Austrian Film Commission website
Das radikal Böse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radical evil is a documentary asking why ordinary people become mass murderers. Its particular focus is on Nazi soldiers who murdered Jewish civilians with pistols and rifles in the years 1941 to 1943. About two million Jewish civilians are estimated to have been killed by these death squads in Eastern Europe"--IMDb
Body, Body : Rummel um ein Genie( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Der Rückzug auf den Körper ist angesagt. Wo nichts mehr gilt, wird der eigene Nabel zur Drehscheibe der Selbstinszenierung. Bodybuilding, Fitneßfanatismus und Schönheitschirurgie - von der Körperkultur zum Körperkult
Ruth Beckermann film collection. Arena squatted( Visual )

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

"ARENA SQUATTED By means of material that was created in the Arena the film shows the squatting, the organization of collective work, the negotiations with the city and finally the demolition of the buildings. It calls to memory, how a generation had been politicized through their involvement in the Arena movement. SUDDENLY, A STRIKE, Semperit Traiskirchen 17.4-11.5.1978 [April 17 - May 11, 1978] In the tire factory Semperit the only strike after World War II takes place in May 1978, lasting for three weeks. The film shows the course of the strike in interviews, photos, graphics and talks at a pub; it draws attention to the position of the union between its loyality [sic] to the workers and its responsibilities towards the entrepreneurs [Unternehmern]. THE STEEL HAMMER IS OUT THERE ON THE GRASS. How the VEW workers fight for their jobs On March 28th 1981, 10.000 people take to the streets. The city of Judenburg demonstrates for the preservation of their steel plant. The demonstration is a start, a late attempt to avert the threat of job loss. The film shows how the international steel crisis affects Austria."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Josef Aichholzer Austrian film director, screenwriter and film producer

Josef Aichholzer filmregisseur uit Oostenrijk

Josef Aichholzer österreichischer Filmproduzent

Josef Aichholzer stiúrthóir, scríbhneoir, agus léiritheoir scannán Ostarach

چوزيف ايتشهولزير

ヨゼフ・アイヒホルツァー

喬瑟夫・埃施霍爾澤

约瑟夫·艾希霍尔泽

Languages
German (60)

English (12)

Spanish (3)

French (3)