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Koltai, Lajos

Works: 147 works in 400 publications in 11 languages and 9,845 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, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lajos Koltai
The emperor's club by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,652 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
Being Julia by István Szabó( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,379 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
Evening by Michael Cunningham( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,323 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
Home for the holidays by Jodie Foster( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,010 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 Percy Sledge( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 775 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 )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 664 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
Sorstalanság = Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 592 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 )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La entrada del siglo XX genera grandes expectativas e ilusiones, y emigraciones masivas a Estados Unidos a bordo de los elegantes trasatlánticos. El Virginia, uno de estos barcos, es el marco en el que va a tener lugar esta maravillosa historia. Danny, un maquinista del Virginia se encuentra a un niño abandonado sobre un piano y decide adoptarlo, bautizándolo como Mil Novecientos. El barco se convierte en su fortaleza y su hogar, y los pasajeros en sus ventanas al mundo. Tras la muerte de Danny, Mil Novecientos se ocupa de las bodegas hasta que casualmente, alguien de la tripulación descubre su innato talento con el piano. A través de la música, este inusual personaje muestra al mundo lo que siente dentro de su reducido mundo, que no se atreve a abandonar
Taking sides : der Fall Furtwängler( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Hitler took over power in 1933, many Jewish artists were forced to leave Germany. Wilhelm Furtwängler chose to stay. Though never a member of the party, he was a recipient 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 Menno Meyjes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 386 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 )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 218 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 )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 170 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 )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 137 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 136 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
Mephisto by Klaus Mann( Visual )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 73 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
Hanussen by István Szabó( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esta aclamada película de István Szabó, es el último eslabón en su trilogía sobre el imperio austro-húngaro, nos narra el destino de Klaus Schneider, personaje histórico que causó furor en Europa, al ser conocido como Erik Jan Hanussen, vidente y mago. En Berlín, cuando osa predecir la victoria electoral de Hitler, llama la atención del poderoso partido Nazi. Las consecuencias de sus actos poco a poco lo llevarán a senderos peligrosos, de los qie no habrá retorno ..."--Envase
Sunshine by István Szabó( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 28 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
Mephisto by Bernard Sobel( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ende der zwanziger Jahre gelingt dem Provinzschauspieler Hendrik Höfgendank der Kombination von Talent, Zielstrebigkeit und richtiger Heirat der Aufstieg ins Berliner Staatstheater, wo er mit einer "Faust"-Inszenierung für Furore sorgt. Nach der Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten denkt er nicht daran, seine Frau ins Exil zu begleiten. Er bleibt in Berlin, um seine Karriere voran zu treiben, arrangiert sich mit den Nazis und wird sogar zum Intendanten des Staatstheaters ernannt. Zu spät erkennt er, dass er von den Nazis für ihre Zwecke genutzt wird. (Quelle:
Die Legende vom Ozeanpianisten( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in German and held by 13 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
Week-end en famille( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 10 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
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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-