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Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

Works: 577 works in 801 publications in 4 languages and 8,128 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biographical films  Biographies  Short films  Drama  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Historical films  Propaganda films 
Roles: isb, Instrumentalist, Producer, Other, Performer, Production personnel, Editor, Contributor, prn, rpc, brd, tlp
Classifications: D765.2.W3, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
A Film Unfinished by Yael Hersonski( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more
Hitler's children( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in German and English and held by 511 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
Sorstalanság = Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hungarian and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage Jewish boy from Budapest finds himself in turmoil as Hitler's Final Solution becomes policy throughout Europe. Taken from his family and sent to a concentration camp, his existence becomes a surreal adventure in adversity in order to survive
No place on Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told
Gerhard Richter painting by Corinna Belz( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legendary German painter Gerhard Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009, where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. Richter is his own worst critic, destroying multiple canvases before his remarkable creative spirit takes hold and the astonishing final compositions emerge"--Container
Meeting Gorbachev( Visual )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werner Herzog and Andre Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three never before seen interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world's greatest living politician. Now 88 and battling illness, the visionary Gorbachev, the former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, is still gently but resolutely pushing towards his goals
Die Stille nach dem Schuss = The legend of Rita by Volker Schlondorff( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political thriller set in the last years of the Cold War, loosely based on the Baader-Meinhof gang. The film recounts the story of a young West German woman member of a terrorist group who goes into hiding under an assumed identity in East Germany when the group disbands
Works for piano ; Works for flute and piano by Jonathan Harvey( )

4 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Nataraja [Einheitssacht.: Nataraja]. Run before lightning [Einheitssacht.: Run before lightning]. Tombeau de Messiaen [Einheitssacht.: Tombeau de Messiaen]. Vers [Einheitssacht.: Vers]. Ff [Einheitssacht.: Ff]. Homage to Cage, à Chopin (und Ligeti ist auch dabei) [Einheitssacht.: Homage to Cage ... à Chopin (und Ligeti ist auch dabei)]. Haiku [Einheitssacht.: Haiku]. Four images after Yeats [Einheitssacht.: Images after Yeats]
Under the sun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Korean and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rare, jaw-dropping glimpse of everyday life in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang: Zin-Mi is an adorable 8-year-old girl, who, as she prepares to join the prestigious Children's Union, participates in colorful, joyous patriotic school pageants, eats delicious evening meals at her family's well-appointed apartment, and is doted on by her attractive parents who work in model factories that regularly exceed their production targets. Sounds too good to be true? Of course it is." -- Container
The fight by Chasing Lana( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on blacks and its significance for Jews
Die Thomaner : a year in the life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Founded in 1212, the St. Thomas Choir Leipzig is one of the most famous and prestigious boys' choirs in the world. This documentary accompanies "Die Thomaner", aged between 9 and 18 years old, over a period of one year. Their unique world, from motels to boarding school and the football pitch, is distinguished by success, pressure to perform, doubt, pride homesckness anf friendship, The film charts the breadth of the boys' ecperiences from the classroom to travelling on tour to South America"--Container
The decent one by Vanessa Lapa( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 2008 article in the German magazine Der Spiegel described SS chief Heinrich Himmler as one of the most brutal mass murderers in world history, concluding that without him, the Holocaust would not have occurred. The man behind the madness is the subject of Belgian-born, Israel-based filmmaker Vanessa Lapa's documentary, a work composed entirely of archival footage, much of it consisting of photos from Himmler's own personal collection with readings from his diaries and letters
Das war die DDR : eine Geschichte des anderen Deutschland( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in German and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ... chronicle of the German Democratic Republic (or as we called it, East Germany) features illuminating interviews complemented by rare archival materials from film, photographs, posters, caricatures, popular songs and speeches. Former citizens both prominent and unknown reflect on cultural, economic, and political developments from the founding of the GDR in 1949 to German unification in 1990 ... [Includes] the film history of events such as the suppression of the Prague Spring in 1968, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, economic stagnation, Stasi activity, and the popular upheavals that finally brought down the state."--Container
Der turm = The tower by Christian Schwochow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the acclaimed novel, it is a searing look at Communist East Germany in its final decade; It reveals the intimate realities of life behind the Berlin Wall as seen through the eyes of the Hoffmann family and their community of privileged intellectuals in suburban Dresden
Der Petersdom = [500 years of Saint Peter's]( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 18th, 1506, saw the beginning of the end for the 1200-year-old St. Peter's Basilica on the Vatican Hill in Rome. On this day, under the supervision of chief architect Donato Bramante, the foundation stone was laid for a new St. Peter's Cathedral
Liebte der Osten anders : Sex im geteilten Deutschland( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the differences in views on sex and sexuality in East and West Germany during the time between the construction and demolition of the Berlin Wall
This ain't California( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of roller boarding in the German Democratic Republic. A coming-of-age tale of three teenagers and their passionate love for a sport on the crumbling tarmac of the streets in the German Democratic Republic, which was considered very ill-fitting. The punk fairy tale is a story of the subversive powers of fun in that part of Germany, which had lost touch with its citizens. The film follows its three heroes from their childhood in the seventies through their teenage rebellion in the eighties, ending in the last summer of their life in the German Democratic Republic in 1989, when their life changed forever, and follows them to 2011--IMDb
Thomas Clamor conducts a Christmas concert in Marienberg with Ruth Ziesac( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas in the Erzgebirge region is one of Saxony's most treasured traditions. Its unique celebrations include numerous customs focusing on music. The Renaissance town of Marienberg is at the very heart of the historic Erzgebirge: It forms the setting for a concert of classical and seasonal works with Germany's prestigious Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie; an exquisite ensemble of wind instruments, pairing up with Germany's leading youth choir, the Rundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode, as well as prominent soprano Ruth Ziesak
Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts Vivaldi, von Weber, Wagner and R. Strauss : 450th anniversary of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exceptional concert conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli for the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden's 450th anniversary. Founded in 1548, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Heinrich Schütz, Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner -- to name but a few -- have all been once the musical directors of this prestigious musical institution ... For its 450th anniversary concert, it is under the baton of the italian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli that the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden pays tribute to some of the most outstanding figures of its history, with a programme made up of Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto per l'orchestra di Dresda in G Minor, RV 577, Carl Maria von Weber's Jubelouvertüre, Op. 59, Richard Wagner's Rienzi Overture and Richard Strauss's An Alpine Symphony
Barockstar : Georg Friedrich Haendel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travel through European churches and palaces following Handel's steps. Barockstar tells the story of Handel's life as he journeyed through baroque Europe, leaving Germany for Italy and experiencing Florence, Rome and Venice, before arriving in London to begin the career that would bring him a worldwide reputation. Stars and specialists in today's baroque music scene and descendants of Handel's friends and sponsors talk about their encounters with the maestro and his work. Handel's music is performed by The English Concert, the Händelfestspielorchester Halle, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Il Complesso Barocco
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