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Koltai, Lajos

Works: 95 works in 394 publications in 10 languages and 9,843 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Melodrama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  History  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer, Illustrator, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lajos Koltai
The emperor's club by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a new student starts in Professor Hundert's class, little does the professor know that this student will change his life forever. They start out butting heads and end up forming a friendship that will shake the controlled world of the professor. The lessons learned will last a lifetime
Evening by Michael Cunningham( Visual )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters. Constance is a content wife and mother. Nina is a restless single woman. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. But her daughters wonder who Harris is and what is his relation to their mother? Constance and Nina try to take stock of Ann's life as their mother is tended to by a night nurse as she journeys into her mind back to a summer weekend some fifty years before, before she was married, going from New York City to be maid of honor at the high-society Newport wedding of her dearest friend from college, Lila Wittenborn. The bride-to-be is jittery, and turns to her maid of honor rather than her own mother for support. Ann stays close to her friend, yet is even closer to Lila's irrepressible brother Buddy. Unexpected feelings surge forth once Ann meets wedding guest Harris Arden, a lifelong friend and intimate of the Wittenborn family. Ann's love for Harris will change her life, and those of her daughters, forever
Being Julia by Ronald Harwood( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,390 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 André Rieu( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,003 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 John Sims Townsend( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sorstalanság Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 603 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
Malèna by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the day that Italy joins World War II, 12-year-old Renato rides through town on his bike and meets Malena, a foreigner who has moved into town to be with her husband, but whose beauty inspires lust and jealously in the community. Renato goes off to fight in the war and his thoughts of Malena are what keep him going. When Malena's husband is killed in the war, she is taken to court, charged with adultery. Renato must find the courage within himself to defend her
The legend of 1900 by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Abandoned in first class and raised by a lowly crew member in the bowels of a luxurious cruise ship, the boy is known as 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
Taking sides der Fall Furtwängler by István Szabó( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic during the Nazi era. After the war, he is investigated by Major Steve Arnold as part of the Allies' de-Nazification program, who sees him as a lying Nazi
Max by Menno Meyjes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 387 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
Just cause by Arnold B Glimcher( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sean Connery hace el papel de Paul Armstrong, un maestro de Leyes de Harvard que reabre la investigación de un homicidio a petición de un recluso condenado a muerte (Blair Underwood) quien sostiene que fue obligado por un siniestro policía a confesar un crimen que no cometió. A simple vista parece una mera cuestión de probar la inocencia o culpabilidad del reo, pero nada está claro en este misterio ocurrido en los pantanos de la Florida"--Contenedor
Oberst Redl Colonel Redl by István Szabó( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early part of the 20th Century, Alfred Redl ruthlessly rises from his peasant background to become a high-ranking member of the Imperial Austrian military. But when Redl is sent to spy on the Russian Empire, his espionage is compromised by his secret double life as a homosexual. As the world perches on the brink of was, Redl finds himself trapped in a web of deception where honor, grandeur and greed can only be betrayed by one final shocking act of fate"--Container. German with optional English subtitles
Mobsters by Michael Karbelnikoff( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobsters follows the daring and violent exploits of four men growing up in the 1920's: charming "Lucky" Luciano, skilled negotiator Meyer Lansky, headstrong, womanizing "Bugsy" Siegal, and diplomatic Frank Costello. From their humble beginnings and diverse ethnic backgrounds, they develop an impenetrable bond that leads them to the top of the underworld
Mephisto by Klaus Mann( Visual )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama set in Germany before and during the Nazi period. A young provincial actor makes a bargain with the officials of the Third Reich. He betrays his wife, his mistress, and eventually his art, in exchange for fame. Eventually the circle of evil around him constricts, and he can no longer escape
Hanussen by István Szabó( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Berlin of the 1920's Erik Jan Hanussen is a magician and clairvoyant. His accurate predictions of the future make him a celebrity, and when the Nazis take power he must decide whether he will join them or stand alone
Sunshine by István Szabó( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den ungarske, jødiske familie Sonnenscheins brogede historie fra midten af 1800-tallet frem til slutningen af det 20. århundrede. Emmanuel Sonnenschein skaber et succesfuldt destilleri og får to sønner. Generationer skifter gennem to verdenskrige, og antisemitismen får tragiske følger for familien, der dog genforenes under den ungarske revolution i 1958
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

7 Minutes follows the story of a collegiate Division I wrestler as he battles relationship problems and personal insecurities to claim a national title from his long-standing rival, all the while facing the prospect that the university will cut the wrestling program next season
Édes Emma, drága Böbe vázlatok, aktok by István Szabó( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma has moved to Budapest from the countryside with her good friend Böbe, and both of them have taken jobs as schoolteachers. However, their wages are pitifully small, and all they can afford in the way of housing is a shared room in a boarding house near the airport. The two women have settled into their lives, but it isn't easy: Emma's sexual affair with the school's married principal is not emotionally satisfying, and Böbe's penchant for picking up foreigners and bringing them back to their room for sex creates unpleasant situations, to say the least. At school, it used to be clear what the quickest route to success was, but now that the communists are no longer in power, a lot of the senior people are floundering in uncertainty. Eventually, Emma gains the courage to strike out on her own
Homer and Eddie by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wzruszająca opowieść o dwójce życiowych frustratorów, którzy w wędrówce przez kraj, szukają antidotum na samotność i brak zrozumienia ze strony otoczenia. To obraz z pogranicza kilku gatunków filmowych: dramatu, "kina drogi" i komedii
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Alternative Names
Koltai, Lajos

Koltai, Lajos, 1946-

Koltai Lajos magyar operatőr, filmrendező

Koltay 1946-

Koltay, Lajos 1946-

Lajos, Koltai

Lajos Koltai Hongaars director of photography

Lajos Koltai Hungarian cinematographer

Lajos Koltai regista e direttore della fotografia ungherese

Lajos Koltai ungarischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Колтаи, Лайош

Լայոշ Կոտաի

콜타이, 라요스 1946-

콜타이, 라조스 1946-