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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 The Left-Handed Woman (1977), Wings of Desire (1987) and Wrong Move (1975). 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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Known For

(1977)
(1987)
Wrong Move Writer
(1975)
(1998)

Filmography

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 2016 The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (stage play "Les Beaux Jours d'Aranjuez")
 2013 Spuren der Verirrten (TV Movie) (play)
 2002 Mais ils cherchent quoi les gens? (Documentary) (text excerpts)
 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 by)
 1985 Das Mal des Todes (screenplay)
 1982 El lago (Short) (story)
 1978 Short Letter to the Long Goodbye (TV Movie) (novel)
 1977 The Left-Handed Woman (novel) / (screenplay)
 1975 Wrong Move (screenplay by)
 1974 La chevauchée sur le lac de Constance (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Literatur im Bild (TV Series) (novella - 1 episode)
- Wunschloses Unglück (1974) ... (novella)
 1974 Kaspar (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 amerikanische LP's (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: "Short Letter, Long Farewell," translated by Ralph Manheim. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Handke made director John Ford a character in the story. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Sophie Semin  (1 child) | See more »
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Drew criticism in the West for his strong pro-Serbian views during the Kosovo conflict. See more »

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