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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 The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972). 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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 2016 Les beaux jours d'Aranjuez (stage play "Les Beaux Jours d'Aranjuez")
 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 (dialogue co-writer) / (novel)
 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: "Slow Homecoming," translated by Ralph Manheim. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 40th Venice International Film Festival in 1983. See more »

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