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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Works: 1,461 works in 2,428 publications in 6 languages and 63,176 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  History  Angel films  Nonfiction television programs  Crime films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Performer, prn, Other, pmn, Correspondent, Sponsor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Rivers and tides Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Andy Goldsworthy( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,731 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( visu )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,601 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( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,457 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( visu )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
A dedicated young German boy pulls off an elaborate scheme to keep his mother in good health. Suffering a heart attack and falling into a coma after seeing her son arrested during a protest, Alex's (Daniel Brühl) socialist mother, Christiane (Katrin Sass), remains comatose through the fall of the Berlin wall and the German Democratic Republic. Knowing that the slightest shock could prove fatal upon his mother's awakening, Alex strives to keep the fall of the GDR a secret for as long as possible. Keeping their apartment firmly rooted in the past, Alex's scheme works for a while, but it's not long before his mother is feeling better and ready to get up and around again
Amour by Michael Haneke( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 1,311 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( visu )
15 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 780 libraries worldwide
A young picture framer thinks that he has a terminal disease and is set up to become a hired assassin in West Germany because of the lure of quick money
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum = The lost honor of Katharina Blum by Volker Schlöndorff( visu )
19 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in German and English and held by 758 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
Tales from the hive ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Using specially developed camera lenses, Nova brings you the most intimate and most spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 679 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
The Syrian bride = Kalah ha-Surit by Eran Riklis( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 677 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
Heimat a chronicle by Edgar Reitz( visu )
42 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in German and English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
A chronicle of the 1960s in Germany, focusing on the experiences of a young classical musician who moves to Munich to find a new life and new home
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country by Anders Østergaard( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 571 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 560 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 by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in German and held by 531 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
The world according to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin( visu )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 523 libraries worldwide
CD: Keynote address by Jeffrey M. Smith
Le silence de Lorna by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 491 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?
Welt am Draht = World on a wire by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( visu )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in German and held by 471 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
Deutschland, bleiche Mutter by Helma Sanders-Brahms( visu )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in German and English and held by 448 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
Phoenix by Christian Petzold( visu )
2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 405 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 perfromer, 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
The body as matrix Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 372 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
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