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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Overview
Works: 1,350 works in 2,080 publications in 6 languages and 66,958 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  Crime films  Documentary television programs  Film noir 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn, Performer, Publisher, 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,720 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
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,606 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 1,477 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 )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octubre de 1989 no era el mejor momento para entrar en coma si vivías en Alemania Oriental y eso es precisamente lo que le ocurre a la madre de Alex, una mujer orgullosa de sus ideas socialistas. Alex se ve envuelto en una complicada situación cuando su madre despierta de repente ocho meses después. Ninguna otra cosa podría afectar tanto a su madre como la caída del Muro de Berlín y el triunfo del capitalismo en su amada Alemania Oriental
Amour by Michael Haneke( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 1,337 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 804 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
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 733 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 690 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
Tales from the hive by Wolfgang Thaler( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specially developed macro camera lenses are used to portray a year in the life of a working bee colony. Stunning images take viewers inside the innermost secrets of the hive. Sequences include the "wedding flight" of the colony's virgin queen as it mates in mid-air with a drone; the life-and-death battle between two rival queens for the colony's throne; and the defeat and death of a thieving wasp at the entrance to the hive. The film also explores such mysteries as the famous "waggle dance" with which scout bees signal the exact direction and distance of nectar sources to the rest of the hive. A vivid picture emerges of the bee's highly organized social life, revolving around the disciplined sharing of construction tasks, the collection of nectar, and warding off enemies
The Syrian bride = Kalah ha-Surit by Eran Riklis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 677 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 )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 604 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
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 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
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 535 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 2009 and 2012 in French and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally acclaimed writing-directing team of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (l'Enfant, The Promise) comes the powerful story of a young woman caught between love and the law. Beholden to a criminal underground, Lorna (Arta Dobroshi) is the key figure in a conspiracy to obtain European citizenship for a dangerous Russian mobster. For the plan to succeed, a desperate addict must die. If Lorna follows her heart, it will lead her to grave danger - for in her world, no act of mercy goes unpunished
Darwin's nightmare by Hubert Sauper( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 488 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 480 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."--Container
Deutschland bleich Mutter by Helma Sanders-Brahms( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in German and English and held by 454 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
Welt am Draht = World on a wire by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in German and held by 437 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
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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityNordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Cologne (Allemagne)

Cologne Radio.

Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Radio Cologne.

W.D.R.

W.D.R. (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)

WDR.

WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)

West German Radio

Westdeutscher Rundfunk.

Westdeutscher Rundfunk broadcaster

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln.

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln radiotelevisione pubblica regionale tedesca

إذاعة غرب ألمانيا

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西德廣播公司

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German (115)

English (46)

French (8)

Arabic (2)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

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