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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Works: 1,641 works in 2,648 publications in 6 languages and 73,289 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Angel films  Nonfiction films  Crime films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn, Performer, Publisher, Other, pmn, Sponsor, Correspondent, isb, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Westdeutscher Rundfunk
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Most widely held works by Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary journey into the world and mind of Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, as he creates with ice, driftwood, bracken, leaves, stone, dirt, and snow in open fields, beaches, rivers, creeks, and forests
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of Desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts--fears, hopes, dreams--of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art
Downfall by Oliver Hirschbiegel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the final ten days of Nazi Germany in Hitler's bunker and Berlin. Based partly on the first-hand account of secretary Traudl Junge, the film shows the collapse of Hitler's plans, the suicides of Hitler and those around him, and the entrance of the Russians into Berlin. The film begins and ends with the words of Traudl Junge and her slow realization that she too was partially responsible for the acts of the Nazis
Good bye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam
Amour by Michael Haneke( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne's harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American sociopath who sells forged paintings in Germany arranges for a desperate art restorer to carry out a high-paying mob hit
Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winfried rarely sees Ines since she left for a high-powered corporate job. So when he drops by to visit, the two quickly find themselves at odds as his quirky antics clash with her slick lifestyle. Determined to be part of her world, Winfried reappears as alter ego "Toni Erdmann," an outrageous life coach who turns his daughter's career plans upside-down. In the course of all the madness, the two discover that maybe they have more in common than they imagined."--Container
Personal shopper by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This evocative character study tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife following the sudden death of her twin brother. A chilling meditation on modern modes of communication and the way one mourn those they love
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum = The lost honor of Katharina Blum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is about the systematic victimization of a proud young woman [because she is suspected of aiding a terrorist]. In a period of several days, Katharina's privacy and particularly, her honor, are destroyed, first by the police, who terrorize her, and then by the yellow press
Tales from the hive( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using specially developed camera lenses, Nova brings you the most intimate and most spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biopic of Hannah Arendt, the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. "Arendt's reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker -- controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils -- introduced her now-famous concept of the 'Banality of Evil.' Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, [director] von Trotta...turns the often-invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema." -- Container
The Syrian bride = Kalah ha-Surit by Eran Riklis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona's wedding day may be the saddest day of her life. Once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to get married, she will never be allowed back to return to visit her family in the Golan Heights
Phoenix by Christian Petzold( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eine Frau kehrt nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg mit schweren Gesichtsverletzungen aus dem KZ nach Berlin zurück und sucht nach einer kosmetischen Operation ihren Ehemann. Der erkennt sie aber nicht und überredet die vermeintliche Fremde, in die Rolle seiner Frau zu schlüpfen, um an deren Erbe zu gelangen. Dichte Literaturverfilmung, die sich dem Umgang mit dem Holocaust im Nachkriegsdeutschland mit den Mitteln der (Kino-)Mythen nähert. Eine beklemmende Raumpoetik, eine Bildsprache im Sinne des Film noir sowie großartige Darsteller machen den Film zu intensivem Gefühls- und Spannungskino über Schuld und Verdrängung." []
Jesse Owens( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite Jesse Owens's remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the athlete struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched bias
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country by Anders Østergaard( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anders Østergaard's ... documentary ... is a rare and exceptional look into the 2007 uprising in Burma (Myanmar) where 100,000 people, including thousands of Buddhist monks, peacefully took to the streets to protest the country's repressive regime that has held them hostage for over forty years. During the uprising, the military turned their guns on the peaceful protestors, and blood spilled in the streets. Foreign news reporters were banned and the internet shut down. But Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of thirty anonymous and underground citizen video journalists (VJs), heroically bore witness to the historic events and secretly videotaped what they saw. Through a dedicated network of supporters, they smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast via satellite to a world horrified by the violence against a people fighting for democracy. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly documented the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police -- even after they became targets of the authorities. Burma VJ represents their inspiring stories of courage and hope and the undying spirit of a people fighting for freedom"--Container
Berlin Alexanderplatz : einen film in 13 teilen und einem epilog by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in German and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After spending four years in prison for killing his girlfriend, lumbering man-child Franz Biberkopf is finally released back into society. He wants to stay honest now he has left jail, but it is tough in the Alexanderplatz section of Berlin. After failing to succeed in several 'regular' jobs, he falls in with some old cohorts and an on-again, off-again association with thugs. Post-war society is crumbling, and it appears that nothing will bring it back. Originally made for television, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a prototype for the modern long-form drama, grandfather to Tony and the Sopranos
Darwin's nightmare by Hubert Sauper( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biggest tropical lake on earth, source of the river Nile, is Lake Victoria in western Tanzania. Deep in the heart of Africa--said to be the birthplace of humankind--is ground zero for the post-colonial exploitation of Africa by the developed world and the forces of globalization. Westerners introduced Nile perch into the lake in the 1960s. In the years since, it ate everything in sight, decimated 213 separate species, destroyed thousands of years of evolution, and turned the world's largest tropical lake into a barren sinkhole. This film examines the chilling chain of causality linking this catastrophe to the Tanzanian fish-processing industry, which relies on the wholesale netting, stripping, and shipping of these fish, while delivering few economic benefits to the Tanzanian people
The body as a matrix : Matthew Barney's cremaster cycle( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the five-part Cremaster Cycle of films, multi-award-winning artist Matthew Barney invented a densely layered and interconnected sculptural world that surreally combines sports, biology, sexuality, history, and mythology as it organically evolves. In this program, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural installations
Le silence de Lorna by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in French and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorna is a young Albanian women who dreams of opening up a snack bar with her boyfriend. Without the money, she finds herself entwined in a vicious plan devised by mobster Fabio. A false marriage between Lorna and Claudy will allow her to get her Belgian citizenship. She is then expected to marry a Russian Mafioso who is anxious to get his hands on the Belgian identity papers, after Fabio kills Claudy to speed up the second marriage. But can Lorna keep quiet?
Deutschland bleich Mutter by Helma Sanders-Brahms( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in German and English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de amor durante y después de la era Nazi. Explora las vidas privadas de una jóven esposa y su esposo, un soldado Nazi, y sus padres quienes toleraban a Hitler. Sin excusar las acciones de los protagonistas, los utiliza para mostrar cuan fácil lo impensable puede pasar
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Alternative Names

controlled identityNordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Cologne (Allemagne)

Cologne Radio.

Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Radio Cologne.


Rundfunk Köln

The Cologne Broadcasts


W.D.R. (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)


WDR - The Cologne Broadcasts

WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)

WDR Zwei

West German Broadcasting Corp

West German Radio

Westdeutscher Rundfunk.

Westdeutscher Rundfunk 2

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln.

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln Abteilung Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln Pressestelle

Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR 2

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Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum = The lost honor of Katharina BlumLe silence de LornaDeutschland bleich Mutter