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Peter Handke

Peter Handke was born on December 6, 1942 in Griffen, Carinthia, Austria. He is a writer and director, known for City of Angels (1998), Wings of Desire (1987) and Die linkshändige Frau (1978). He has been married to Sophie Semin since 1995. They have one child. He was previously married to Libgart Schwarz. See full bio »
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 1998 City of Angels (screenplay "Der Himmel über Berlin")
 1992 The Absence (writer)
 1988 Foreign City (novel "Stunde der wahren Empfindung")
 1987 Wings of Desire (screenplay co-writer)
 1985 Das Mal des Todes (screenplay)
 1982 El lago (Short) (story)
 1978 Die linkshändige Frau (novel) / (screenplay)
 1975 Wrong Move (screenplay)
 1974 Kaspar (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 La chevauchée sur le lac de Constance (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (novel) / (screenplay)
 1970 Das Mündel will Vormund sein (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 3 American LPs (TV Short)
 1969/II Kaspar (TV Movie) (play)
 1969/I Kaspar (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Publikumsbeschimpfung (TV Movie) (play)
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Other Works:

Novel. "The Left-Handed Woman," translated by Ralph Manheim. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1978 See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »
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Although being nominated for the Heinrich Heine Prize by a jury, the city council of Düsseldorf didn't accept this decision because Handke spoke at the funeral of former Yugoslavian dictator Slobodan Milosevic (June 2006). See more »

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