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Taurus Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 70 works in 82 publications in 3 languages and 158 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Internet videos  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Romance films  History  Made-for-TV movies  Television adaptations 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Taurus Video (Firm)
Der Hauptmann von Köpenick by Helmut Käutner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lower class man's life changes dramatically when he finds an old captain's uniform and poses as a military official in Prussia
Forever my love by Ernst Marischka( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Domineering Archduchess Sophie decides to choose Helene, her sister's daughter, as a suitable wife for her own son Franz Josef, the young Emperor of Austria. He accepts the decision with resignation but, meanwhile, meets the other niece, Sissi. Franz Josef falls in love with Sissi, not knowing who she is. When Franz Josef's engagement to her sister Helene is to be annoucned, Sissi tries to stay away from the reception but is pressured to into going by her mother. That night, to everyone's amazement, Franz Josef announces his engangement to Sissi."--Container
Der Förster vom Silberwald by Alfons Stummer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die romantische Liebesromanze zwischen dem Förster Hubert und der Wiener Künstlerin Liesl wird umrahmt von herrlichen Tier-und Landschaftsaufnahmen, die mit zum Schönsten gehören, was der Heimatfilm aufzuweisen hat. Doch Eifersucht und Intrigen zerstören diese Idylle und seine Liesl. Die alpenländische Tierwelt in einmaliger Schönheit zu zeigen, war das Bestreben vieler späterer Heimatfilme, doch wurde es so überzeugend nie mehr erreicht
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Goethe's Faust, a poetic dramatization of man's inquiry into the mystery of life
Sissi by Ernst Marischka( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the princess who wins the heart of Kaiser Franz Joseph
Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben? by Frank Wisbar( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the winter of 1942-43; the place: Stalingrad. Despite heavy losses, Hitler's Wehrmacht troops have conquered Stalingrad, though they are encircled by the Russian Army. This is the story of a German lieutenant who realizes that war is senseless and there is little hope for a final victory. This film also contains original war footage and German Newsreel clips that blend together to form a picture of the last desperate days of the most important battle of World War II
Am Brunnen vor dem Tore by Hans Wolff( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the romantic little town of Dinkelsbuehl Inge, the young owner of the guest house, "Am Brunnen vor dem Tore" has fallen in love with an English ex-pilot
Des Teufels General by Helmut Käutner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deutschland, Dezember 1941, die Welt steht mitten im Krieg. Die deutschen Städte sind unzähligen Luftangriffen feindlicher Geschwader ausgesetzt, immer klarer wird erkennbar: Wer die Überlegenheit in der Luft besitzt, wird den Krieg gewinnen"--Container
Die Halbstarken( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the decline and fall of a young gang leader
Thomas Mann's The magic mountain = Der Zauberberg by Hans W Geissendörfer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young engineer visiting his cousin at a tuburcular sanitorium in the Swiss Alps ends by staying on for seven years. The theme is his education among patients there, who are a microcosm of the society of pre-World War I Europe
Momo alla conquista del tempo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Momo, showing the importance of real values
The Bridge by Bernhard Wicki( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young German boys suffer senseless deaths during the final days of World War II. Betrayed and urged on by unenlightened leaders, they come to believe that a small and meaningless bridge is worth any risk to their lives
Dreyfus ... by Jean-Claude Grumberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story relates to the celebrated French military scandal of 1894 involving Captain Alfred Dreyfus and writer Emile Zola. Traces the famous trial, imprisonment and final vindication of Alfred Dreyfus, falsely accused by the French army of espionage
Wilhelm Tell( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schillers T̀ell', das Hohelied der Freiheit und Menschenwürde, die Verherrlichung des Mannes, der, allein seiner inneren sittlichen Kraft vertrauend, die Tyrannei bricht und ein unterdrücktes Volk zum Aufstand treibt, ist gerade heute von ungebrochener Aktualität und Jugendfrische"--Container
Gräfin Mariza by Emmerich Kálmán( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To avoid her amorous neighbor Countess Mariza pretends to be a simple gypsy girl while visiting her estate and falls in love with the manager. Set in the beautiful Hungarian countryside this fast paced musical is based on Kalman's famous operetta, with all its gypsy music and hit songs
Drei Mann in einem Boot by Jerome K Jerome( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry, Georg und Jerome haben es schwer: Die Frauen verstehen sie einfach nicht! Deshalb beschliessen sie gemeinsam auf einem gecharterten Motorboot vom Bodensee aus den Rhein hinauf zu schippern, um für kurze Zeit ihre Probleme mit der holden Weiblichkeit zu vergessen. Auf dieser Reise geraten die drei "Junggesellen auf Zeit" in allerhand Turbulenzen, bevor sie dann doch wieder in den sicheren Hafen zu ihren Liebsten zurückkehren
Sternsteinhof( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor sharecropper's daughter wants to marry the son of the rich Sternstein estate. But she marries a wood-carver, and he marries a rich farmer's daughter. However, they do eventually marry. World War I breaks out, her husband is drafted and never returns
Maria Stuart by Friedrich Schiller( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schillers Tragödie in einer Festaufführung des Wiener Burgtheaters. Aus der spannungsvollen Polarität zweier weltgeschichtlicher Frauengstalten entsteht ein Drama, in dem Erotik, Politik und Religion auf unheilvolle und zerstörerische Weise ineinandergreifen"--Container
Ludwig II - Glanz und Elend eines Königs by Helmut Käutner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic, spectacular production portraying the life of Ludwig II (1845-1886), the Bavarian 'Fairytale King'. Ludwig turned away from politics at an early stage, instead indulging his passion for the arts. The film recounts his life from his ascent to the throne to his mysterious death in Lake Starnberg. It also describes Ludwig's friendship with Richard Wagner, follows his relationship with Elizabeth (Sissi), later Empress of Austria, and tells of his passion for building magnificent castles. Helmut Käutner portrays Ludwig as a lonely ruler who slowly falls prey to madness. The popular actor O.W. Fischer is perfectly cast in his role as the Bavarian king
Heimatlos( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a quiet village, Barbara and saw mill owner Franz are engaged to be married. On a short vaction trip to Munich, Barbara strikes up a casual aquaintance with a young man, which Franz sees and misinterprets. While Franz breaks the engagement and leaves Barbara, he later has a change of heart and takes her back
 
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