Bruno Ganz

Bruno Ganz debuted at the theatre in 1961 and gained there a good reputation as a solid, young actor. In 1970 he founded with 'Peter Stein' the theatre company "Schaubuehne" of Berlin. His debut at the movies was early and unsuccessful in 1960. Only in 1975 after "Sommergaeste (1975)" he could show his talent as a reflexive actor with tendencies towards introspection.

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Night Train to Lisbon (2013)

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Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Christopher Lee  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Jack Huston

Raimund Gregorius, having saved a beautiful Portuguese woman from leaping to her death, stumbles upon a mesmerizing book by a Portuguese author, which compels him to suddenly abandon the boring life he has led for years and to embark on an enthralling adventure. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille August
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Christopher Lee  •  Mélanie Laurent  •  Jack Huston

Downfall (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Hirschbiegel
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Corinna Harfouch  •  Ulrich Matthes

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Hirschbiegel
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Alexandra Maria Lara  •  Corinna Harfouch  •  Ulrich Matthes

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Werner Herzog
CAST:  Klaus Kinski  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Roland Topor

Jonathan Harker, a real estate agent, goes to Transylvania to visit the mysterious Count Dracula and formalize the purchase of a property in Wismar. Once Jonathan is caught under his evil spell, Dracula travels to Wismar where he meets the beautiful Lucy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Werner Herzog
CAST:  Klaus Kinski  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Roland Topor

Strapless (1989)

An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Alan Howard

An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Alan Howard

The American Friend (1977)

Tom Ripley, an American who deals in forged art, is slighted at an auction in Hamburg by picture framer Jonathan Zimmerman. When Ripley is asked by gangster Raoul Minot to kill a rival, he suggests Zimmerman, and the two, exploiting Zimmerman's terminal illness, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Lisa Kreuzer  •  Gérard Blain

Tom Ripley, an American who deals in forged art, is slighted at an auction in Hamburg by picture framer Jonathan Zimmerman. When Ripley is asked by gangster Raoul Minot to kill a rival, he suggests Zimmerman, and the two, exploiting Zimmerman's terminal illness, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Lisa Kreuzer  •  Gérard Blain

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Laurence Olivier  •  James Mason  •  Lilli Palmer

Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franklin J. Schaffner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Laurence Olivier  •  James Mason  •  Lilli Palmer

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

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Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Meryl Streep  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Kimberly Elise

Wings of Desire (1987)

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Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Otto Sander  •  Solveig Dommartin  •  Curt Bois

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Otto Sander  •  Solveig Dommartin  •  Curt Bois

Saint-Ex (1996)

Poetic biography of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Janet McTeer  •  Ken Stott

Poetic biography of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anand Tucker
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Janet McTeer  •  Ken Stott

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

Faraway, So Close! (1993)

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Damiel is now married to Marion, runs the pizzeria “Da Angelo” and the two have a child. The solitarily remaining angel Cassiel is more and more dissatisfied with his destiny as a mere observer of human life and finally decides to take the great leap. As Karl Engel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Otto Sander  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter Falk

Damiel is now married to Marion, runs the pizzeria “Da Angelo” and the two have a child. The solitarily remaining angel Cassiel is more and more dissatisfied with his destiny as a mere observer of human life and finally decides to take the great leap. As Karl Engel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Otto Sander  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Peter Falk

Circle of Deceit (1981)

Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Hanna Schygulla  •  Jerzy Skolimowski  •  Jean Carmet

Georg Laschen leaves his family in West Germany to go work as a war correspondent in Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Hanna Schygulla  •  Jerzy Skolimowski  •  Jean Carmet

Epsteins Nacht (2002)

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DIRECTION:  Urs Egger
CAST:  Mario Adorf  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Günter Lamprecht  •  Otto Tausig

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DIRECTION:  Urs Egger
CAST:  Mario Adorf  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Günter Lamprecht  •  Otto Tausig

In the White City (1983)

Fed up with the sea, Paul, a Swiss mechanic working in the noisy bowels of a merchant ship, lands in Lisbon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Tanner
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Teresa Madruga  •  Julia Vonderlinn  •  José Carvalho

Fed up with the sea, Paul, a Swiss mechanic working in the noisy bowels of a merchant ship, lands in Lisbon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alain Tanner
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Teresa Madruga  •  Julia Vonderlinn  •  José Carvalho

Unknown (2011)

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Diane Kruger  •  January Jones  •  Aidan Quinn

A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Diane Kruger  •  January Jones  •  Aidan Quinn

The End Is My Beginning (2010)

When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press correspondent in Southeast ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jo Baier
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Elio Germano  •  Erika Pluhar  •  Andrea Osvárt

When an extraordinary man who has lived through all is approaching his end, he decides to call his son to join him for the last time at his home in Tuscany. His intention is to share some valuable conversations about his life as a press correspondent in Southeast ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jo Baier
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Elio Germano  •  Erika Pluhar  •  Andrea Osvárt

Bankomatt (1989)

With three of his companions in a fatal gas-station robbery drowned while evading a police roadblock, the surviving young thug has no reason to turn himself in to the police, since they don't know about his existence. At least, that's the way his rescuer Bruno ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Villi Hermann
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Omero Antonutti  •  Francesca Neri  •  Giovanni Guidelli

With three of his companions in a fatal gas-station robbery drowned while evading a police roadblock, the surviving young thug has no reason to turn himself in to the police, since they don't know about his existence. At least, that's the way his rescuer Bruno ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Villi Hermann
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Omero Antonutti  •  Francesca Neri  •  Giovanni Guidelli

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DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Bertolucci
CAST:  Mariangela Melato  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Renato Salvatori  •  Laura Morante

Eternity and a Day (1998)

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Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Theo Angelopoulos
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Isabelle Renauld  •  Fabrizio Bentivoglio  •  Achileas Skevis

Alexander, a famous writer, is very ill and has only a few days to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania. Alexander then takes the boy home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Theo Angelopoulos
CAST:  Bruno Ganz  •  Isabelle Renauld  •  Fabrizio Bentivoglio  •  Achileas Skevis

In Order of Disappearance (2014)

Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Kristofer Hivju  •  Jakob Oftebro

Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hans Petter Moland
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Kristofer Hivju  •  Jakob Oftebro
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