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Berger, Christian 1945-

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Most widely held works by Christian Berger
Das weisse Band : eine deutsche Kindergeschichte = The White Ribbon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 1,145 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 )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy
La pianiste = The piano teacher by Michael Haneke( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in French and held by 595 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
Mission Mozart : Lang Lang & Nikolaus Harnoncourt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spring 2014 the Vienna Musikverein turned into a music laboratory, a recording studio and into a venue for a very exciting enounter of two seemingly very different artists: Nikolaus Harnoncourt, well-known as an intellectual musician who came to attention as a period-practice and Lang Lang, a superstar, a pianist of stunning virtuosity and freewheeling music instincts, together with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra record the Mozart Piano Concertos No. 17 K453 in G major and No. 24 K491 in C minor. This documentary is a revealing insight into the creative process of two of the most distinctive and influential musicians in the world today
The highest level : a music documentary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Highest Level" explores the Berlin recording session of Lang Lang and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. The documentary provides insight into processes that are usually veiled: the recording of an album in a league of its own: the preparation of the musicians, the recording in the Philharmonie Berlin, the battle for the perfect sound, the mixing and balancing units during the audio post-production. It is the striking distance to the artists that makes the film an intimate experience. Lang Lang, Sir Simon Rattle, and the musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker, but of course the audio engineers as well are taking the centre stage. The musical pieces to be recorded are Béla Bartók's Piano Concert No. 2 and Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3
71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls by Michael Haneke( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in German and French and held by 203 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
La pianiste( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 202 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
Benny's video by Michael Haneke( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and French and held by 176 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
The notebook by János Szász( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Hungarian and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her thirteen-year-old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. The villagers call her the Witch because she is rumored to have poisoned her husband long ago. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings
Das weisse Band : eine deutsche Kindergeschichte by Michael Haneke( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Dorf im protestantischen Norden Deutschlands. 1913/14. Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs. Die Geschichte des vom Dorflehrer geleiteten Schul- und Kirchenchors. Seine kindlichen und jugendlichen Sänger und deren Familien: Gutsherr, Pfarrer, Gutsverwalter, Hebamme, Arzt, Bauern - ein Querschnitt eben. Seltsame Unfälle passieren und nehmen nach und nach den Charakter ritueller Bestrafungen an. Wer steckt dahinter? (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
By the sea by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanessa und Roland stehen nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis vor dem Aus ihrer Ehe. Eine gemeinsame Reise soll die Ehe retten
Das weisse band by Michael Haneke( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of World War I, the quiet order of a small protestant village in Northern Germany is disturbed by a series of mysterious and inexplicable accidents. To the mounting concern of the villagers, the events persist, becoming increasingly sinister and taking on the character of a perverse punishment ritual. But who is responsible?" (container)
Happy end by Michael Haneke( Visual )

16 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La película gira en torno a una familia burguesa que posee una empresa en Calais, al lado de los campamentos donde viven miles de refugiados
Paavo Järvi : Schumann at Pier 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen present their vision of Schumann's four symphonies. In addition to the live recording of the concerts, the production also features a documentary which portrays the origin and development of the project. "We want to show ourselves as we make music", says Järvi, reflecting the ensemble's pedagogical mission to make classical music accessible to the young. Watch this documentary on Schumann as he has never been heard before! This and nothing else was the goal of Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in the realization of their Schumann project; and according to the press and the audience there's no doubt that they've achieved their aim. After their internationally celebrated Beethoven cycle, this truly unique orchestra and its extraordinary principal conductor have now elaborated their vision of the artistic wealth of the Schumann symphonies. As the press wrote, "the symphonies seem to be newly born out of the spirit of dance, out of motion itself. Järvi's Schumann is above all played with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm" In a word: "The Bremen dream team under Järvi has just landed another major coup. As for Schumann, there is no way around the Kammerphilharmonie". As was to be expected of Paavo Järvi and the Kammerphilharmonie, this production features not only a simple concert recording. An extensive documentary provides insights into the origin and development of the project: "Schumann at Pier2" contains excerpts from rehearsals, comments on the works and their interpretation by Paavo Järvi, biographical information on Schumann, scenes featuring orchestral musicians (section leaders) demonstrating important passages and providing explanations on various facets of performance and interpretation. "We want to show ourselves as we make music", says Järvi. The concert recording also unfolded in an unconventional manner: in harmony with the ensemble's pedagogical mission to make classical music accessible to the young -- the orchestra rehearses in a school in an underprivileged Bremen neighborhood and was awarded a national prize for their work with youths -, the production took place at "Pier 2", a former storage building in the port of Bremen that is now used as a club and theater. The orchestra performed before a young audience on a specially designed stage, which also reflects the workshop character of the project
Currentzis : classical music's enfant terrible( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teodor Currentzis--"enfant terrible" of the classical conducting world--comes together with one of today's best orchestras to record Don Giovanni. Follow the Greek maestro from rehearsals at the opera house in Perm (where he has been music director since 2011) to European tours to lengthy recording sessions, and get an up-close-and-personal glimpse at both the artist and the man. For many, the Russian city of Perm might seem like the end of the world, isolated in the foothills of the Ural mountains. But it is in this rapidly developing industrial city--which is establishing itself as one of Russia's modern cultural centers--that the Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis has been quietly revolutionizing classical music with his ensemble MusicAeterna. The film follows the recording sessions of Mozart's Don Giovanni, documenting the artists' habits and painting a portrait of this exuberant conductor. Experience the world of classical music in 3-D, with its complex politics, fascinating personalities, and timeless creations
Mission Mozart : Lang Lang and Nikolaus Harnoncourt : a documentary by Christian Berger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Spring of 2014, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, acclaimed and world-famous early music innovator and authority, and Lang Lang, a superstar pianist of stunning virtuosity and freeƯwheeling musical instincts, took over the Wiener Musikverein for an unprecedented musical meeting-of-the-minds between two very different artists. Together with the Wiener Philharmonik Orchester, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Lang Lang record the Mozart's Piano Concertos No. 17 in G major K. 453 and No. 24 in C minor K. 491. This film documents those recording sessions, offering revealing insight into the creative processes of two of today's most distinctive and influential musicians. Both artists found the collaboration to be rewarding. For Lang Lang, "every session with [Harnoncourt] is like a masterclass. He just gave me everything from his heart, and that direct connection in music-making is the most important inspiration for me". Nikolaus Harnoncourt reflected that, "It's rare to find someone who is so open-minded ... I can only work with soloists who are ready to develop a concept together with me, and very seldom have I experienced a reading of the work that developed so quickly."
A New Chopin, Daniil Trifonov and Mikhail Pletnev : a film by Christian Berger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most groundbreaking recordings of 2017 was Daniil Trifonov's interpretation of Chopin's Piano Concertos with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra led by Mikhail Pletnev. Get a glimpse into the recording and performance process with Christian Berger's recent documentary. The collaboration of conductor-pianist-composer Mikhail Pletnev with young virtuoso Daniil Trifonov makes for an unusual pairing: both pianists and composers, both Russians, yet with incredibly different life experiences and personalities ... Trifonov is one of a group of brilliant young pianists who have won big prizes on the international competition circuit and gone on to lead a high profile touring concert career. Pletnev, who passed by the same stage, went on to develop an international career as a conductor and composer. With their most recent project, Pletnev has reorchestrated Chopin's concertos (beloved but recognized as occasionnaly lacking in sophistication in their handling of the orchestra), and he leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Trifonov as soloist in their performances and a series of recordings. Learn about the incredible process and go behind the scenes in recording sessions and live concerts
Das weisse Band : eine deutsche Kindergeschichte = Le ruban blanc by Michael Haneke( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un village de l'Allemagne du Nord protestante. 1913-1914. A la veille de la Première Guerre mondiale. L'histoire des enfants et adolescents d'une chorale dirigée par l'instituteur du village, leurs familles : le baron, le régisseur, le pasteur, le médecin, la sage-femme, les paysans. D'étranges accidents surviennent et prennent peu à peu le caractère d'un rituel punitif. Qui se cache derrière tout cela ?" [source: jaquette]
Caché by Michael Haneke( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges, journaliste littéraire, reçoit des vidéos - filmées clandestinement depuis la rue - où on le voit avec sa famille, ainsi que des dessins inquiétants et difficiles à interpréter. Il n'a aucune idée de l'identité de l'expéditeur. Peu à peu, le contenu des cassettes devient plus personnel, ce qui laisse soupçonner que l'expéditeur connaît Georges depuis longtemps. Georges sent qu'une menace pèse sur lui et sur sa famille, mais comme cette menace n'est pas explicite, la police lui refuse son aide
Der gläserne Blick( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's body has washed ashore. Police detective Pinto finds a video camera in a nearby parked car, on tape a young woman apparently unaware of being filmed. Pinto later finds the young woman and an interrogation begins, but her explanations only give rise to more confusion. A murder mystery unravels as the detective puts the pieces together revealing a tale of love, betrayal, multiple women and a trail of events that seem more like fiction than reality
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Christian Berger Austrian cinematographer

Christian Berger cineamatagrafadóir Ostarach

Christian Berger direttore della fotografia austriaco

Christian Berger éisträichesche Kameramann

Christian Berger Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Κρίστιαν Μπέργκερ

Кристиан Бергер

Քրիստիան Բերգեր

כריסטיאן ברגר

كريستيان بيرجر

كريستيان بيرغر

كريستيان بيرغر مصور سينمائي نمساوي

کریستیان برگر

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