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Koltai, Lajos

Overview
Works: 180 works in 603 publications in 10 languages and 10,319 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Melodrama  Comedy films  Historical films  History  Detective and mystery films  War films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer, Illustrator, Performer, Other, Videographer , Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lajos Koltai
The emperor's club by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history teacher in a private boys' school helps his students understand the strange, surprising turns their lives take
Evening by Nataša Prosenc( Visual )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a mother comes to the end of her life, she confesses to her daughters the story of a weekend 50 years earlier when she met the one true love of her life
Being Julia by Istvan Szabo( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for
Home for the holidays by Jodie Foster( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance
When a man loves a woman by Michael Bolton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and Czech and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and Michael have a seemingly perfect marriage that is strained by Alice's alcoholism and recovery
Malèna by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small Sicilian town during WWII, the story centers on Renato, a 13-year-old boy with a coming-of-age fantasy life who falls hard for the town's ultra-beautiful twentysomething, Malena
Sorstalanság = Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fateless is a deeply moving tale of a Hungarian Jewish boy and his quest for the meaning of his past. It screened in Official Selection at Berlin, 2005. Based on the 2002 Nobel prize-winning novel by Imre Kertesz, Fateless chronicles the attempts of 14-year-old Gyuri Koves to reconcile the unimaginable horror of having been incarcerated in German concentration camps. On his return to Budapest Gyuri finds those around him treat him with indifference. His friends and neighbours encourage him to put the past behind him, while an intellectual sympathetic to the personal and political terror of his past repeatedly refers to the camps as "the lowest circle of Hell". Gyuri finds neither comfort nor meaning in these clichés
The legend of 1900 by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of an extraordinary man who lives a remarkable life without setting foot on land. Abandoned atop a piano and raised by a lowly crew member in the bowels of a luxurious cruise ship, the boy is dubbed 1900 for the year he was born. As he grows up, he is drawn to the piano and discovers he has an amazing gift for creating music. His reputation spreads, but he refuses to leave the ship. Only when he spots a beautiful girl on-board does he try to join the outside world and live a normal life
Mephisto by István Szabó( Visual )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1982, "Mephisto" is a remarkable and chilling portrait of one man's descent into moral corruption. As the Nazis rise to power, German actor Hendrik Hoefgen (Brandauer) faces a stark choice: political compliance or professional outer darkness. So eager is Hoefgen for applause that he opts for the former and becomes a star of the Nazi propaganda machine. But in pre-World War II Germany, there is a terrible price to pay for selling one's soul to the devil
Max by Menno Meyjes( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max was a promising young artist who lost his arm in the Great War and with it his ability to paint. Upon his return he opens an acclaimed art gallery that caters to modernism. There he meets another war veteran and struggling artist named Adolf Hitler. Max encourages Adolf to develop his talent. But since Adolf is penniless and is without family or friends, the lure of politics soon wins Adolf's interest over art, setting into motion the most cataclysmic period of the 20th century
Taking sides : der Fall Furtwängler( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Hitler took over power in 1933, many Jewish artists were forced to leave Germany. Wilhelm Furtwängler chose to stay, serving as one of Germany's foremost cultural assets. Though never a member of the Party, Furtwängler was the recipient of government honors and appointments associated with Party members. However, the conductor often used his position and contacts to save hundreds of Jewish musicians from the concentration camp. When Major Steve Arnold (Harvey Keitel) is given the task of carrying out pre-trial investigations against Furtwängler, his aim is to prove that the conductor's artistic genius contributed to the Nazi propaganda machine and their destructive ideology. Conversely, Furtwängler insists he chose to stay to bring comfort to the German people with his music. Taking Sides is that rare film that demands the audience to take a position on an issue: in this case, the complicity or innocence of Wilhelm Furtwängler"--Container
Just cause by Jonathan Couch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Harvard Law School professor reopens a murder investigation on behalf of Death Row inmate Bobby Earl who claims he was forced to confess to a crime he didn't commit. On the surface, it seems to be a clear-cut case of guilt. But as new evidence is uncovered, it quickly becomes apparent nothing is as clear as it seems. Set in Florida swamplands
Oberst Redl = Colonel Redl by Istvan Szabo( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Redl kæmper sig som dreng frem fra fattigdom til en militærkarriere i det østrigske borgerskab, men tvinges ud i en livsfarlig opgave som dobbeltagent
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They're retirees who are anything but retiring. Robert Duvall and Richard Harris deliver 'two of the year's most spectacular performances' (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers) as a reserved ex-barber and a salty former sea captain, beached in a quiet Florida town and living solitary lives. But after meeting in the local park one afternoon, these polar opposites soon become the unlikeliest of friends"--Container
Mobsters by Michael Karbelnikoff( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the daring exploits of four gangsters growing up in the 1920's: the charming "Lucky" Luciano, the skilled negotiator Meyer Lansky, the headstrong, womanizing "Bugsy" Siegal and the diplomatic Frank Costello
Taking sides by István Szabó( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Hitler took over power in 1933, many Jewish artists were forced to leave Germany. Wilhelm Furtwängler choose to stay. Though never a member of the party, he was a receipient of honors associated with party membership. However, the conductor often used his position and contacts to save hundreds of Jewish musicians from concentration camps. When U.S. Major Steve Arnold is tasked with the pre-trial investigations, his aim is to prove that the conductor's genius contributed to the Nazi propaganda, while Furtwängler insisted he stayed to bring comfort to the German people with his music
Hanussen by Istvan Szabo( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La troisième partie de la trilogie d'István Szabó, où Brandauer offre une performance magnifique dans le rôle d'Erik Jan Hanussen. Un homme déchiré entre sa soif de pouvoir et ses valeurs morales, mais aussi entre la politique et le mysticisme. En 1918, Karl Schroeder, un soldat allemand, blessé au combat et guéri grâce aux pratiques d'hypnotisation du Dr. Bettelheim, devient lui-même hypnotiseur. Étonné par ce talent soudain, mais aussi par son don de prédiction, le Dr. Bettelheim l'expose au grand public. Karl fait alors sensation dans le Berlin d'après-guerre... jusqu'au jour où on le propulse dans l'arène politique, parce qu'il prédit qu'Hitler deviendra chancelier en 1933". (Source : site éditeur)
Week-end en famille( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance
4 crime thrillers : New Jersey Drive ; Empire ; Mobsters ; Carlito's way: rise to power( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Jersey Drive: Two teens get involved in carjacking in Newark and the local police get tough in a way they didn't bargain for
Georg Elser : einer aus Deutschland by Klaus Maria Brandauer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg Elser, a solid citizen of 1939 Berlin who is loyal to the Fatherland despises Hitler and the Nazis. A few weeks after the start of World War II, he begins cooking up a scheme to assassinate Der Fuehrer at a reunion for the participants of the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. All he needs is seven minutes. All he doesn't need is the unwitting intrusiveness of innocent barmaid Anneliese. Based on true events
 
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Alternative Names
Koltai, Lajos

Koltai, Lajos 1946-

Koltai Lajos magyar operatőr, filmrendező

Koltaj, Lajos

Koltay 1946-

Koltay, Lajos‏

Koltay, Lajos 1946-

Lajos, Koltai

Lajos Koltai cineamatagrafadóir Ungárach

Lajos Koltai Hongaars director of photography

Lajos Koltai Hungarian cinematographer

Lajos Koltai regista e direttore della fotografia ungherese

Колтаи, Лайош

Лайош Колтаи венгерский кинооператор

Լայոշ Կոտաի

לאיוש קולטאי

لاجوس كولتا

لایوش کولتای

콜타이, 라요스 1946-

콜타이, 라조스 1946-

コルタイ・ラヨシュ

路易斯·寇坦

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