WorldCat Identities

Wega Film (Firm)

Overview
Works: 73 works in 208 publications in 3 languages and 7,593 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Horror films  Christmas films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Fantasy films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wega Film (Firm)
Amour = Love by Michael Haneke( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne's harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes"--IMDb
Das weisse Band : eine deutsche Kindergeschichte = The White Ribbon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Protestant village in Northern Germany prior to the outbreak of World War I, strange events, accidents, and deaths are occurring involving the children and teenagers of a choir run by the school teacher and their families. The village people are beside themselves with worry and can't figure out what to do. After the school teacher starts to unravel the mystery, he discovers that the children of the town may be guilty of the crimes and have formed a secret society that the local pastor's daughter appears to be the leader of
Caché = Hidden by Michael Haneke( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in French and English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges, who hosts a TV literary review, receives packages containing videos of himself with his family -- shot secretly from the street -- and alarming drawings whose meaning is obscure. He has no idea who may be sending them. Gradually, the footage on the tapes becomes more personal, suggesting that the sender has known Georges for some time. Georges feels a sense of menace hanging over him and his family but, as no direct threat has been made, the police refuse to help
La pianiste = The piano teacher by Michael Haneke( Visual )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in French and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments
Das Schloss = The castle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in German and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

K. arrives at an isolated village to take up his position as a land surveyor for officials at the Castle. No one will confirm or deny his appointment, and his attempts to approach and appeal to Castle officials are met with indifference, obstinacy, and bureaucratic red tape. K. has status but no position, two dolts for assistants, the forlorn barmaid Frieda as a fiancée, and arguments with everyone. An icy blizzard blows unendingly, immeasurable time passes, and K. trudges repeatedly back and forth, waiting for the smallest scrap of information or news from the Castle, that they have need of him, or at least recognition of his existence
Funny games by Michael Haneke( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in German and English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vacationing family experiences a sadistic home invasion at the hands of two deceptively well-dressed young men
When Santa fell to Earth( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With two weeks left until Christmas, the last thing Ben and Charlotte expected is for Santa to crash-land his sleigh in their town! Santa has just escaped the villainous Gerold Geronimous Goblynch, recently named the new head of the Great Christmas Council. Goblynch's wicked ways have broken Christmas Land's joyous spirit, and he's threatened to turn Santa to ice and banish him from Christmas Land forever!
Benny's video by Michael Haneke( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents
Der siebente Kontinent = The seventh continent by Michael Haneke( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georg and his wife Anna realize how monotonous and isolated their lives are when their daughter Eva, in a desperate attempt to get attention, suddenly pretends to be blind. The family decides to break with their routine and plans to emigrate to Australia. This film is a stark look at lives severed from feelings
La pianiste( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this riveting study of the dynamics of control, Academy Award-winning director Michael Haneke takes on Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek's controversial 1983 novel about perverse female sexuality and the world of classical music ... Erika [is] a piano professor at a Viennese conservatory who lives with her mother in a claustrophobically codepen­dent relation­ship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her mas­ochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter, a student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life."--Container
71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls by Michael Haneke( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man
Le temps du loup = Time of the wolf by Michael Haneke( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extremely timely and prescient piece of social commentary, Time of the Wolf follows a family's difficult journey immediately after an unknown apocalyptic event. Haneke never tells us what happened, or where, or when, but instead puts us directly into the terrifying aftermath, with all of its confusion, uncertainty, and danger. As all social laws and codes are suddenly overturned, Heneke asks us to find our own way through. Time of the Wolf is Haneke's most intense film, and also his most hopeful."--Container
My mother's courage by Michael Verhoeven( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsa is an outgoing woman who tackles her daily tasks cheerfully. Even when she is arrested for deportation, her unquestioning cooperation and inability to consider a montrously horrific reality demonstrate how millions of people were manipulated to their doom. Equally obedient, the German officers have their orders to follow. The true account of the deportation of over 4,000 Jews to Auschwitz in July of 1944, and how one mother's simple act of quiet defiance evaded deportation to Auschwitz - and certain death
Funny games : ein film( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Haneke's controversial thriller watches an affluent couple, their child and dog as they arrive at their lakeside vacation home. Settling into their holiday routine, the family is visited by a pair of clean-cut young men in tennis whites and gloves, who inexplicably turn ruthless and brutal, forcing the family into playing their 'funny games.'"--Container
Happy end by Michael Haneke( Visual )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After her mother's death, 13-year-old Eve ... comes to move in with her philandering father's ... family"--Container
Das weisse band by Michael Haneke( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual
Das weisse Band : eine deutsche Kindergeschichte by Michael Haneke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a north German village prior to the outbreak of World War I, strange events, accidents, and deaths are occurring. The village people are beside themselves with worry and can't figure out what to do. After the school teacher starts to unravel the mystery, he discovers that the children of the town may be guilty of the crimes and have formed a secret society that the local pastor's daughter appears to be the leader of
Funny games( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Haneke's most notorious production, Funny Games spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. In a series of escalating 'games,' the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the game's threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for atrocity. With this controversial treatise on violence and entertainment, Haneke issued a summation of his cinematic philosophy, implicating his audience in a spectacle of unbearable cruelty"--Container
71 fragments of a chronology of chance by Michael Haneke( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third instalment of Haneke's 'Glaciation Trilogy' is a mosaic of 71 film tableaux that portrays a number of people and events - otherwise unconnected - in the lead up to a shooting spree undertaken by an Austrian student, Christmas 1993.'" [container]
König der Diebe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West. Caruso smuggles them to Berlin and separates them from each other. Mimma is sold to prostitution, while Barbu is taught to snatch purses together with an older Albanian boy Marcel. Barbu finds out about Mimma's fate and decides to free her from the brothel
 
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Caché = Hidden
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König der Diebe
Alternative Names
Wega-Film

Wega Film Austrian film production company

Wega Film Produktion.

Wega-Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbH

Languages
German (64)

French (60)

English (10)