WorldCat Identities

Arte (Firm)

Works: 317 works in 456 publications in 8 languages and 29,325 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Military history  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Biographical films  Historical films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Arte (Firm)
Das Leben der Anderen The lives of others by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El capitán Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe) es un oficial extremadamente competente de la Stasi, la todopoderosa policía secreta del régimen comunista de la antigua República Democrática Alemana. Pero, cuando en 1984 le encomiendan que espíe a la pareja formada por el prestigioso escritor Georg Dreyman (Sebastian Koch) y la popular actriz Christa-Maria Sieland (Martina Gedeck), no sabe hasta qué punto esa misión va a influir en su propia vida
Why we fight by Frank Capra( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future
Pina Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally conceived as a collaboration between filmmaker Wim Wenders and choreographer Pina Bausch, Pina ultimately turned into a tribute to Bausch following her death in 2009. Consists primarily of performances of Bausch's works by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch with brief interviews with Bausch and members of the dance group
A film unfinished( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 733 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
Martha Graham : dance on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great artistic forces of the twentieth century, performer, choreographer, and teacher Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide. Criterion presents a sampling of her stunning craft, all collaborations with television arts-programming pioneer Nathan Kroll. A Dancer's World (1957), narrated by Graham herself, is a glimpse into her class work and methodology. Appalachian Spring (1958) and Night Journey (1961) are two complete Graham ballets, the first a celebration of the American pioneer spirit, scored by Aaron Copland, the second a powerfully physical rendering of the Oedipus myth. These are signature Graham works and tributes to the art of the human body."--Container
The Syrian bride Kalah ha-Surit( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 676 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
The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Indonesian and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Errol Morris (The Fog of War), the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. In the 1960s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia's pro-regime paramilitary group, Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds, which have still gone unpunished, Anwar and his pals are lauded as national heroes, and are delighted when the filmmakers ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary - in any genre they desire. Initially Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar's conscience begins to stir and feelings of remorse surface. Year of Production: 2012
ʻAjamī ʻAg'ami( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Arabic and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespearian in its scope and themes; revenge, loyalty, hope and despair, draws us into the lives of two brothers fearing assassination; a young refugee working illegally to cover his mother's medical expenses; a cop obsessed with finding his missing brother. Through this dramatic collision of different worlds, we witness cultural and religious tensions simmering beneath the surface and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future. Metropolis is a wonderful city, high above the ground its towers stand. The people prosper, the economy is flourishing, the suspended streets are busy. But Metropolis also has a great secret, so hidden that not even Freder Fredersen, son of founder Joh Fredersen knows about it. He is spending his free time in the Eternal Gardens, when suddenly a woman shows up, with what looks like a class of children. They're from the City of Workers, in the depth, Freder learns. "These are your brothers," she tells the children, before she is forced to leave. Freder is so intrigued he follows them into the depth and doesn't like what he sees. The workers are exploited, they must do labor like robots. Freder tries to convince his father to change, while the woman tries to keep workers' morale high by predicting a man will stand up that will mediate. Someone that will use both hands and head, someone that will be the heart. Soon after its premiere, Metropolis was severely shortened and altered. Since then, more than a quarter of the film was assumed to have been lost. In 2008, an almost complete version of the film was discovered in Buenos Aires. The material was heavily damaged and, because it had been printed on 16mm film stock, does not have the full-aperture silent picture ratio. Utilizing the footage from Argentina, a virtually complete Metropolis has been reconstructed and its proper editing has been restored. The text of the intertitles was taken from German censorship records and has been translated into English. In order to maintain the scale of the restored footage, the missing portion of the frame appears black. Black frames indicate points at which footage is still lost. Intertitles in a different typeface have been added to summarize the contents of the missing scenes
Catherine the Great by Paul Burgess( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A minor German princess with connections to Swedish royalty, the future Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia began as the handpicked bride of the future Czar. When he ascended the throne, Catherine plotted his overthrow, took power, and began to pull her country out of the dark ages. She led Russia for 30 years, creating an enviable dynasty build on cunning and ruthlessness, in addition to newfound notions of justice, progress, and a centralized government. Ahead of her time, Catherine the Great stands as a model for light in a time of great cultural and sociological darkness. In blending discussion of the facts by scholars--each presenting a particular slant on Catherine's life and conduct--with fictional recreations of pivotal events in her life, this film presents a well-rounded portrait of 18th Century Europe's most 'enlightened' despot
XXY by Luca Puenzo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XXY: "Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a dark secret. Soon after her birth, her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to settle in an isolated wooden house tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit with their 16-year-old son Álvaro. Álvaro's father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for Alex. The inevitable attraction between the teenagers forces both families to face their worst fears. As rumors begin to spread, the town's fascination with Alex becomes dangerous."--Container
Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei! the Edukators by Hans Weingartner( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wei gan qing suo ku nao de jie tou yun dong fen zi-zhu li, yin wei che huo bu xiao xin zhuang huai fu shang han bo ge xian sheng de bin shi che, bi xu xin ku gong zuo huan zhai, zui hou lian fang zu du fu bu qi, zhi hao zan shi ban qu nan you bi de zhu chu . yang en shi bi de de si dang jian shi you, ta men zai ye wan jin xing " ti tian xing dao " de zheng ren you xi, yi jiao yu zhe de zi tai . fei bao li de shou duan jing gao zhu zai gao ji bie shu qu na xie fu hao men
Burma VJ reporting from a closed country( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 572 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
Barbara by Christian Petzold( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital
Vitus by Fredi M Murer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vitus is a boy who seems to be from another planet. He has hearing like a bat, he plays piano like a virtuoso and studies encyclopaedias at the age of five. No wonder his parents begin to anticipate a brilliant future for him
Gegen die Wand Head-on by Fatih Akin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un mariage de convenance contracté entre deux Allemands d'origine turque se transforme en admiration mutuelle puis en amour véritable
America before Columbus by Victor Garber( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living in America. It wasn't exactly a 'New World, ' but an old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals, and causeways. But after Columbus set foot in the Americas, an endless wave of explorers, conquistadors, and settlers arrived, and with each of their ships came a Noah's Ark of plants, animals, and disease. Here is an exploration into the mysterious world of ancient American history
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Henry Kissinger sabatoge the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own personal gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia? Did he authorize covert operations to overthrow a Chilean President? This explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in United States history
Le silence de Lorna( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 488 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?
A jihad for love( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality ... The film travels a wide geographic arc presenting us lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France. Always filming in secret and as a Muslim, [filmmaker] Parvez [Sharma] makes the film from within the faith, depicting Islam with the same respect that the film's characters show for it"--Container
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Das Leben der Anderen The lives of others
Why we fightDie fetten Jahre sind vorbei! the EdukatorsLe silence de Lorna