WorldCat Identities

Griem, Helmut

Works: 24 works in 313 publications in 6 languages and 5,404 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  War films  Experimental films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Independent films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Singer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Helmut Griem
Cabaret by Bob Fosse( Visual )

106 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An egocentric American girl dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret
The damned = Götterdämmerung by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

53 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Essenbecks, a family of German munition manufactuers driven by greed, decend into a spiral of corruption and collusion with Nazis in 1930s Germany
Deutschland im Herbst = Germany in autumn by Alf Brustellin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eleven leading filmmakers collaborated on this protest against Fascist tendencies in West Germany by reflecting on the tragic events of autumn 1977, when public official Hanns Martin Schleyer was kidnapped and murdered by the Baader-Meinhof group, whose members mysteriously died in prison. The contents of this quasi-documentary, omnibus film range from an elegiac sequence of the burial of the prisoners to newsreel clips of Rommel's cortege and a fictitious argument among TV executives about a controversial production of Antigone. In the amazing Fassbinder sequence, he interviews his mother, who had endorsed the dictatorship, then physically abuses his boyfriend. Political history and film history intersect in this dynamic film that deftly combines art and politics"--Distributor website
Les rendez-vous d'Anna by Chantal Akerman( Visual )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This strikingly composed 'road movie' with a feminist perspective follows the journey of a filmmaker, Anna, across Europe. Rendezvous and chance encounters result in attempts at verbal communication which somehow remain unresolved. Anna is a deliberately enigmatic figure, self-contained yet acted upon rather than acting
Voyage of the damned by Stuart Rosenberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Departing Hamburg in high spirits, 937 Jewish Germans have been offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba, in 1939. The passengers are looking forward to their new life. However, the whole voyage is actually a Nazi propaganda scheme and the passengers are never really intended to be allowed ashore once they reach their destination. After weeks of unsuccessful pleas they are forced to return back to Europe. Based on the tragic 1939 voyage of the SS St. Louis
Chantal Akerman in the seventies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hotel Monterey: Short film consisting entirely of shots of people walking in and out of a rundown New York hotel
The McKenzie break by Lamont Johnson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II adventure set in a Scottish prisoner-of-war camp. German prisoners of war are plotting a daring escape, and it's up to a brash Allied officer to stop them
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars( Visual )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in Italian and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see."--Container
The plot to kill Hitler by Lawrence Schiller( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 20, 1944. In the waning days of Nazi Germany, a group of senior army officers led by suave aristocrat Col. Claus von Stauffenberg risks all to save what's left of their war-torn nation. Their goal is to kill Adolf Hitler during a strategy meeting at his Wolfsschanze. The idea grew out of the Third Reich's Operation Valkyrie emergency plan. If successful, this might have changed the bloody outcome of World War II
La passante du Sans souci by Jacques Rouffio( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights crusader Max Baumstein shoots the Paraguayan ambassador to Paris. Flashbacks explain that the ambassador was a Nazi who killed Max's foster parents. Romy Schneider's final film in which she plays the dual roles of Max's foster mother and his wife
Ansichten eines Clowns by Heinrich Böll( Visual )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place is the Federal Republic of Germany, 1960, under the blue skies of the German economic miracle. Hans Schnier for years has earned his living as a clown, though he is in fact a very covert sort of social critic. Disgusted by the insincere moral standards of the middle class he "drops out" along with his girfriend from the proletariat, Marie
Die Spaziergängerin von Sans-Souci( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience - he founded a highly visible and active international organization fighting against violations of human rights. Why would he commit an act that apparently negates the principles he has striven for so long to uphold? Eventually, he reveals a secret about himself that he kept hidden from his younger wife Lina, and that in a roundabout way concerns her as well. It is the conclusion of a struggle that started many decades earlier, when Elsa Wiener, a German singer exiled in Paris, without money or relations, a refugee among many others, faced two daunting problems: surviving in a foreign city, and saving her husband Michel from the clutches of the Nazis
Chantal Akerman : les années 70( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saute ma ville: Made when she was 18, Akerman's first film is a short, Chaplinesque tragicomedy about a young girl in the kitchen who finishes her daily tasks and then commits suicide
Malou( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two women told using flashbacks: Malou, long dead, who was married to a German Jew during Hitler's regime and her daughter Hanna, intent on putting together the story of her mother's transitory life. Hanna tries to ressurrect her crumbling marriage and to avoid her mother's mistakes
Lourdes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It relates the miraculous cure of the wife of a non-Christian journalist by waters from the Lourdes grotto and the miracles following apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes as revealed by a family manuscript left by the journalist's ancestor
Die gläserne Zelle by Hans W Geißendörfer( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a school crashes down around the children inside for no apparent reason, architect Phillip Braun (Helmut Griem) is quickly apprehended and tried for having condoned inferior design and construction of the building. He is sentenced to prison. After he has already served his sentence, his lawyer (who in the meantime has become the lover of Phillip's wife) discovers that the real blame for the incident may lie elsewhere. However, overwhelmed by his passions, Phillip is easy prey for the villain."--Allmovie
Die Hamburger Krankheit( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An imaginative, symbolic drama with political overtones, Die Hamburger Krankheit postulates an affliction that is attacking the citizenry in Hamburg and threatening to spread like the bubonic plague. By coincidence, there is a medical conference taking place in the city at the time of the outbreak, and one of the doctors (Helmut Griem) does not agree with the others about how to cure the illness. Then this doctor and several others start heading South, presumably to escape the affliction. Along the way, they encounter many strange events, are stopped by "disinfectant" crews, some are gunned down, and others sell out their ideals. In the end, this undefined affliction could be of the moral variety, or philosophical, or political, or not, adding nuances to the unfolding events."--Allmovie
Coffret Chantal Akerman : les années 70 by Chantal Akerman( Visual )

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

Saute ma ville: Made when she was 18, Akerman's first film is a short, Chaplinesque tragicomedy about a young girl in the kitchen who finishes her daily tasks and then commits suicide
Cabaret : original sound track recording by John Kander( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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