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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

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Works: 1,530 works in 2,256 publications in 7 languages and 65,412 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Angel films  Nonfiction films  Crime films  Nonfiction television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn, Performer, Other, pmn, Contributor, Sponsor, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,614 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
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Andy Goldsworthy's bohemian free spirit all over the world as he demonstrates and opens up about his creative process. From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in Mother Nature - who threatens and often succeeds in destroying his art, sometime before it is even finished
Good bye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 1,388 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 1,331 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."--IMDb
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and German and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller set in New York and Hamburg telling of the encounter between an American con artist and a German craftsman
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum = The lost honor of Katharina Blum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in German and English 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
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant biopic of 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, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into dramatic cinema
The Syrian bride = Kalah ha-Surit by Eran Riklis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 681 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
Tales from the hive( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 581 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
Jesse Owens( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 574 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 571 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
Phoenix by Christian Petzold( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post-World War II Jewish identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret performer, her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that's as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing
Berlin Alexanderplatz : einen film in 13 teilen und einem epilog by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in German and held by 515 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
Le silence de Lorna by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorna is a young Albanian woman 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?
Darwin's nightmare by Hubert Sauper( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 482 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
Guimba : un tyran, une époque = a tyrant in his time( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Bambara and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tyrant throws his city into conflict and chaos when he allows his randy, dwarf son to reject an arranged marriage to the slim local beauty in order for him to pursue the girl's larger, married mother. The tyrant then sets his own eyes on the girl, making the situation even worse. An epic set in the legendary past of Mali (West Africa) to provide a biting allegory of present-day African politics. Through the story of the downfall of Guimba the tyrant, the filmmaker foretells a similar fate for the many dictators who still pillage the continent. He frames his film with the appearance of a griot, a traditional African storyteller who passes down the "wisdom of the ancestors", looking to the values and legends of the African past for inspiration and guidance in reconstructing well-governed, self-sufficient nations
Hitler's children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hitler had no children, but what about Goering, Himmler and Frank? Hitler's children introduces us to the descendants of these infamous men. Niklas Frank, son of Hans Frank and godson of Hitler, has spent his adult life vehemently speaking out against his father and the Nazi regime. And Bettina Goering, grand-niece of Hitler's second in command, Hermann Goering, lives in voluntary exile in Santa Fe. These, and many others, discuss how they have coped with the fact that their last names are equated with terror and genocide"--Container
Welt am Draht = World on a wire by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in German and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 2-part TV production is a science-fiction classic that explores the notion of a computer-generated other world
The world according to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD: Monsanto Company is the world's leader in agricultural chemicals, seed and genetically modified crops, as well as being one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. This film uses hitherto unpublished documents and testimonies of victims, scientists and politicians to expose Monsanto's lack of care in protecting the environment and the health of those exposed to their products. Shows how the company promoted such products as Roundup (glyphosate), bovine growth hormone, and genetically modified plants
 
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controlled identityNordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Cologne (Allemagne)

Cologne Radio.

Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Radio Cologne.

Rundfunk

The Cologne Broadcasts

W.D.R.

WDR

WDR - The Cologne Broadcasts

WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)

West German Radio

Westdeutscher Rundfunk.

Westdeutscher Rundfunk broadcaster

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln.

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln Abteilung Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln Pressestelle

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Languages
German (100)

English (37)

French (8)

Bambara (6)

Arabic (2)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)

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Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum = The lost honor of Katharina BlumLe silence de Lorna