The best movies with Bruno Ganz

List of the 10 best movies starring Bruno Ganz, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex)
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex)

Role in movie: Horst Herold
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er Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The story centers on the leadership of the self named anti-fascist resistance to state violence: Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin.

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Die Wildente
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Die Wildente

Role in movie: Gregers Werle
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onsul Werle holds a reception in honour of the homecoming of his son Gregers. At the
reception, Gregers meets his childhood friend, Hjalmar Ekdal, who is married to Gina, a former maid of the Werle family. Hjalmar is unaware that Werle had an affair with Gina and that their 14-year-old daughter Hedwig is not his child. Gregers moves in with the Ekdals with the intention of allowing unsuspecting Hjalmar and his family to share in the "happiness of truth". Hedwig is entirely devoted to a wild duck, which lives on a pond outside their house.
When Hjalmar learns the truth about his daughter, he wants to leave his family. Gregers advises Hedwig to kill the wild duck so that her father, impressed by this sacrifice, will return home. On the following day, Hedwig's birthday, she doesn't shoot the duck, but shoots herself instead.

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Remember
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Remember

Role in movie: Rudy Kurlander #1
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ith the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.

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Schwarz und weiß wie Tage und Nächte (Schwarz und weiss wie Tage und Nachte)
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Schwarz und weiß wie Tage und Nächte (Schwarz und weiss wie Tage und Nachte)

Role in movie: Thomas Rosemund
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scientist who swore off playing chess after a nervous breakdown as a boy wunderkind, creates an undefeated chess program. But the Russian world champ beats Tommy Rosemund's masterwork in a televised match. So the West German mathematician becomes a top chess pro himself, which the West German media boast will prove the superiority of Germany and democracy. The jowly, white-faced Rosemund believes that the entire Red Communist bloc is out to stop him from vanquishing their atheist pretty boy, Stefan Koruga, to become the next Bobby Fischer and a symbol that ruthless capitalism is preferable to socialism.

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Eternity and a Day (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera)
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Eternity and a Day (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera)

Role in movie: Alexandre
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lexander, 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.

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Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht)
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Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht)

Role in movie: Jonathan Harker
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onathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Virna, where he lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living of men's blood. Inspired by a photograph of Lucy Harker, Dracula moves to Virna, bringing with him death and plague. An unusually contemplative version of Dracula, in which the vampire bears the cross of not being able to get old and die.

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Children of Nature (Born natturunnar)
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Children of Nature (Born natturunnar)

Role in movie: Engill
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n elderly couple leave their retirement home to make one last journey back to their home in the Western Fjords.

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The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitie)
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The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitie)

Role in movie:
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rom 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand. They comment on the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration, from anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and fear of Bolsheviks, to simple caution. Part one, "The Collapse," includes an extended interview with Pierre Mendès-France, jailed for anti-Vichy action and later France's Prime Minister. At the heart of part two, "The Choice," is an interview with Christian de la Mazière, one of 7,000 French youth to fight on the eastern front wearing German uniforms.

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Downfall (Der Untergang)
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Downfall (Der Untergang)

Role in movie: Adolf Hitler
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n 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 and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

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Wings of Desire (Der Himmel uber Berlin)
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Wings of Desire (Der Himmel uber Berlin)

Role in movie: Damiel
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ings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants to become a mortal human thus giving up his heavenly life. Filmed in black and white and with a feeling of celebrating life.

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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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