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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Works: 1,208 works in 1,794 publications in 7 languages and 38,453 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Interviews  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Pictorial works  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Performer, Other, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Rivers and tides Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Andy Goldsworthy( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,699 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( visu )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,544 libraries worldwide
Fantasy about an angel who wanders through the streets of West Berlin and wishes he were mortal so that he could fall in love
Downfall by Joachim C Fest( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,391 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 )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
After his resolutely socialist mother awakes from a coma, the duration of which bridged the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alex creates an elaborate charade to preserve the culture of the DDR in order to shield her from the shock of the fall of communism
Amour by Michael Haneke( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 1,156 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"--IMDb
Tales from the hive ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Using specially developed camera lenses, Nova brings you the most intimate and most spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum by Volker Schlöndorff( visu )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in German and English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
"Characters and events are fictitious. Should the description of certain journalistic practices bear any similarity to the practices of the Bild-Zeitung this is neither intentional, nor fortuitous, but unavoidable."
The Syrian bride Kalah ha-Surit ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 669 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
Burma VJ reporting from a closed country ( visu )
1 edition published in 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 512 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in German and held by 494 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 485 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?
Darwin's nightmare by Hubert Sauper( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 441 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
Monsieur René Magritte by Adrian Maben( visu )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 440 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
Guimba un tyran, une époque = a tyrant in his time ( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Bambara and held by 427 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
William Kentridge drawing the passing by William Kentridge( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
In this program, artist, filmmaker, and dramatist William Kentridge demonstrates his remarkable filmmaking technique--stop-action animation using photos of charcoal drawings in which he has erased and redrawn scenes in different arrangements--as he works on Stereoscope. Footage from that piece as well as from History of the Main Complaint; Felix in Exile; Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old; Mine; and Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris powerfully illustrates his abiding concerns with the sociopolitical legacy of racial oppression and colonialism in South Africa. The film clips also reveal how his polemical "drawings for projection" evoke a nuanced sense of time's passage as each image builds upon the shadowy remnants of prior ones--Publisher description
Welt am Draht World on a wire ( visu )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 372 libraries worldwide
The noir-spiked tale of a reluctant action hero, a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy substituting simulations for reality
Shirin Neshat the woman moves ( visu )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Shirin Neshat's work addresses political, sociological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions, and particularly the situation of women living in oppressive societies. As an Iranian living abroad, her works often question both the political powers and ideological structures of the Islamic revolution, and the notions of 'orientalism' and femininity. Many of her works portray abstract oppositions based around gender and society, the individual and the group, governed by a fluidly poetic aesthetic language that is timeless and universal
Heimat a chronicle of Germany ( visu )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in German and held by 365 libraries worldwide
A fictional chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schabbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors
Hitler's children ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 365 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 identity Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Cologne (Allemagne)
Cologne Radio
Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk
Radio Cologne
West German Radio
Westdeutsche Rundfunk AG
Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln
German (68)
English (42)
Bambara (5)
French (3)
Arabic (2)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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