WorldCat Identities

Koltai, Lajos

Works: 139 works in 494 publications in 11 languages and 10,436 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Melodrama  Action and adventure films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  History  Science fiction films  Children's films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer, Illustrator, Performer, Author, Videographer , Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lajos Koltai
The emperor's club by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,668 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 )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,433 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 is Harris 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 István Szabó( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,363 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 Holly Hunter( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los miembros de una familia americana se reúnen en Baltimore con motivo del día de Acción de Gracias. Claudia Larson acude, de mala gana; en ese momento, cumplir con las tradiciones familiares le resulta insoportable porque su vida se ha convertido en una pesadilla: en unas horas ha perdido su trabajo, su cabeza, su abrigo y los nervios. Y para colmo su hija Kitt le comunica que está dispuesta a perder su virginidad mientras ella esté fuera
When a man loves a woman by Luis Mandoki( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and Michael are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment
Malèna by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un adolescente llamado Renato siente una obsesiva pasión por una mujer casada cuyo marido está en combate, en la Sicilia abrumada por la Segunda Guerra Mundial
Sorstalanság = Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 591 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 )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 480 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 )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 449 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
Taking sides : der Fall Furtwängler by István Szabó( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 437 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
Max by Joseph Gilford( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 380 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 Jonathan Couch( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 211 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 2013 in 5 languages and held by 178 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
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 145 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 )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 137 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
Hanussen by István Szabó( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 77 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)
Sunshine by István Szabó( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic about generations of a Hungarian Jewish family caught up in the upheavals and false hopes of a war-swept 20th century
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
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 19 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
Die Legende vom Ozeanpianisten( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auf einem luxuriösen Ozeandampfer, der um die Jahrhundertwende zwischen der alten und neuen Welt hin- und herpendelt, wird ein ausgesetztes Baby gefunden, dem die Matrosen den Namen "Neunzehnhundert" geben. Noch ahnt keiner, welch seltsames Schicksal dieses Findelkind haben wird. "Neunzehnhundert" wird Zeit seines Lebens nicht mehr von Bord gehen: Er ist der sagenhafte Ozeanpianist, eine lebende Legende. Er lebt für die Musik und diese übt einen seltsamen Zauber auf alle aus, die sie hören
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.11 for Max / ... to 0.93 for Die Legend ...)

Just cause
Alternative Names
Koltai, Lajos

Koltai, Lajos 1946-

Koltai Lajos magyar operatőr, filmrendező

Koltaj, Lajos

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

Колтаи, Лайош

Լայոշ Կոտաի

콜타이, 라요스 1946-

콜타이, 라조스 1946-