Most widely held works by Bioskop-Film
Die Blechtrommel The tin drum ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in German and held by 827 libraries worldwide
"Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, on his third birthday, refuses to grow. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II." -- Container.
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in German and held by 524 libraries worldwide
In the period of several days, Katharina's privacy and her honor are destroyed, first by the police who terrorize her, and then by the yellow press, which creates in her name the image of a politicized Bonnie Parker.
Rosa Luxemburg ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in German and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Rosa Luxemburg, a Polish Jew, was born on March 5, 1871. She became German through an unconsummated marriage and at the beginning of the century, she played an important role in the fields of politics and morals. She was at the sides of Bebel, Jaures, and Lenin during all of the major international congresses. She was also an ardent pacifist and spent the greatest part of the war in prison.
Der Fangschuss ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in German and French and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Set in Latvia in 1919 at the end of the Russian civil war, a Prussian soldier rejects the advances of an aristocratic woman. She retaliates by joining the Bolsheviks.
Die Faelschung ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Grateful for a respite from his imploding marriage, Hamburg newspaperman Georg arrives in civil war torn Beirut to chronicle the bloody Lebanese war. Inside a shell-pitted hotel, Georg and colleague Hoffman, join a cynical international coterie of competitive fellow journalists. Outside, they take their lives in their own hands, dodging bullets and conducting interviews that are always just a trigger pull away from becoming executions.
The lost honor of Katharina Blum Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in German and held by 206 libraries worldwide
"Characters and events are fictitious. Should the description of certain journalistic practices bear any similarity to the practices of the Bild-Zeitung this is neither intentional, nor fortuitious, but unavoidable."
Die Bleierne Zeit Marianne and Juliane ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in German and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this film relates the emotional and psychological relationship between two sisters. Parallels the personal history of the Ensslin sisters: Gudrun (Marianne in the film) was imprisoned as a terrorist in the Stammheim prison, where she died, supposedly a suicide, in the fall of 1977 ; Christiane (Juliane in the film) worked for some time as an editor of a women's magazine, "Emma", and was determined to prove that her sister did not kill herself.
Voyager ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 204 libraries worldwide
A man meets and travels across Europe with a beautiful young woman whose love rejuvenates his life until phantoms from his past confront him with an unbearable truth--that neither is who they believe themselves to be.
Un amour de Swann Swann in love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Set in Paris in the 1890s, Swann falls in love with a young courtesan, and soon finds himself tormented by his unrelenting sexual desire.
Black moon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
After skirting the horrors of an unidentified war being waged in an anonymous countryside, a beautiful young woman takes refuge in a remote farmhouse where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic odyssey of a mysterious family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, 'Black Moon' is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a post-apocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It's a cinematic daydream like no other.
Heller Wahn Sheer madness ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the friendship between two very different women. One is a lecturer in literature and separated from her stage director husband, and the other is the shy wife of a well-known peace expert. As the two women become closer, their husbands become annoyed at their own loss.
Die Blechtrommel The tin drum ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in German and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Feature chronicles Danzig in the 1920s/1930s and the life and times of Oskar Matzerath the son of a local dealer, a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time.
Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages The second awakening of Christa Klages ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in German and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Christa Klages is a young mother distraught at the prospect that her day care center is running out of money. With her lover, Werner, and another friend, she robs a bank. The friend is captured and Werner is killed while eluding the police, so Christa flees with her friend, Ingrid, who helps Christa escape to Portugal.
Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages The second awakening of Christina Klages ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in German and held by 75 libraries worldwide
"Margarethe Von Trotta's first solo effort is an intense political drama that embraces the theme of closeness between women."--Container.
Coup de grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Drama set in 1919 shortly following the conclusion of WWI. A German army unit has been sent to the Baltic to keep Communism at bay. Billeted to an estate, the daughter of the mansion falls in love with the commander, but is spurned by him.
Schwestern, oder, Die Balance des Glücks Sisters, or, The balance of fortune ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in German and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Two sisters share a complex and compelling relationship in this well-crafted film about sibling rivalry, dependency and suicide.
Messer im Kopf Knife in the head ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in German and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Thriller about a man whose memory is blown away by a police bullet. Is he an innocent victim or a dangerous terrorist?
Tricheurs Cheaters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
An opulent drama about gambling addicts set on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Suzi meets Elric at the gaming tables and is drawn into his scheme to run the roulette wheel.
The lost honor of Katharina Blum ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in German and English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
A young woman has a one-night stand with a man who turns out to be a suspected terrorist under government surveillance and becomes a target of media and police harassment.
The Michael Nyman songbook ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Presents songs and song cycles to texts by Celan, Shakespeare, Mozart and Rimbaud.
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