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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

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Works: 1,435 works in 2,350 publications in 7 languages and 51,177 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Film adaptations  Angel films  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Romance films  Fantasy films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Performer, prn, Other, pmn, Contributor, Correspondent, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Westdeutscher Rundfunk
 
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Rivers and tides Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,729 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 1,596 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on her actual first-hand account, depicts the final ten days of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of Hitler's then-secretary Gertraud (Traudl) Junge. Joining Hitler and his inner circle at their bunker in Berlin, she witnesses the collapse of Hitler's plans for the Third Reich. As the Russian army takes the city, the dissipation, horrific beliefs, and merciless logic of Hitler's philosophy and followers becomes ever more apparent and visceral
Good bye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 1,382 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 )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 1,285 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
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum The lost honor of Katharina Blum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in German and English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is about the systematic victimization of a proud young woman 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 )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 704 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
The Syrian bride Kalah ha-Surit by Eran Riklis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 671 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
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 671 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
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country by Anders Østergaard( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 573 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
Jesse Owens( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 546 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
The world according to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin( Visual )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD: Keynote address by Jeffrey M. Smith
Berlin Alexanderplatz einen film in 13 teilen und einem epilog by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and held by 510 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 Blaq out( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 488 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?
Welt am Draht = World on a wire by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in German and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noir-spiked tale of a reluctant action hero, a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy substituting simulations for reality
Deutschland, bleiche Mutter by Helma Sanders-Brahms( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in German and English and held by 457 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
Guimba : un tyran, une époque = a tyrant in his time by Cheick Oumar Sissoko( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Bambara and held by 455 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
Darwin's nightmare by Hubert Sauper( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 444 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
Hitler's children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 430 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
The little polar bear by Hans de Beer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lars, the little polar bear, travels to exotic places, including a harbor city, a tiger forest, and a beautiful island. He encounters friends Nemo (seafaring cat), Theo (little tiger), Robby (seal), and Greta, a fellow polar bear
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityNordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Cologne (Allemagne)

Cologne Radio

Köln, Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Radio Cologne

Rundfunk

W.D.R.

WDR

WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)

West German Radio

Westdeutscher Rundfunk.

Westdeutscher Rundfunk broadcaster

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln

إذاعة غرب ألمانيا

서부독일방송

西德廣播公司

Languages
German (97)

English (40)

French (10)

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 LornaDeutschland, bleiche Mutter