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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

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Works: 1,485 works in 2,240 publications in 7 languages and 48,425 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  War films  Documentary television programs  Crime films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Performer, Other, prn, Contributor, Correspondent, pmn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Rivers and tides Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,722 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 )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,588 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 Gertraud Junge( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 1,401 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 )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 1,375 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 )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 1,241 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 Schlndorff( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in German and English and held by 771 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 )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 709 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 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona, promised in marriage by her father when she was a young girl, lives in the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights of Syria. Her wedding day has come, and she must cross the border into Israel in order to marry, knowing she will not be allowed back to her home and family
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 661 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
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anders stergaard'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 536 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
Berlin Alexanderplatz einen film in 13 teilen und einem epilog( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in German and held by 504 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 484 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?
Guimba : un tyran, une époque = a tyrant in his time( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Bambara and held by 477 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
Deutschland, bleiche Mutter by Helma Sanders-Brahms( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in German and English and held by 458 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
Darwin's nightmare by Hubert Sauper( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 443 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
Der amerikanische Freund = American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in German and English and held by 442 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
Tanzträume Jugendliche tanzen "Kontakthof", ein Stück von Pina Bausch by Anne Linsel( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2008, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected forty teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece "Contact Zone." For ten months through opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch's genius and their own bodies. The film is a testament to Bausch's revolutionary work. Pina Bausch died in 2009
Welt am Draht = World on a wire by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in German and held by 422 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
Monsieur René Magritte by Adrian Maben( Visual )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the surroundings from which Magritte drew inspiration for his mysterious paintings. This documentary visits familiar scenes which Magritte managed to portray as new and strange. Includes excepts from an interview with Magritte
 
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Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum The lost honor of Katharina BlumLe silence de LornaDeutschland, bleiche MutterMonsieur René Magritte