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Westdeutscher Rundfunk

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Works: 3,647 works in 5,121 publications in 7 languages and 81,908 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Fantasy films  Angel films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Other, Production personnel, Performer, isb, Contributor, Publisher, cbt, Recipient, tlp, rpc, pmn, fmp, Correspondent, Sponsor, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,614 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 Oliver Hirschbiegel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 1,469 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
Amour by Michael Haneke( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 1,442 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
Rivers and tides : Andy Goldsworthy working with time by Thomas Riedelsheimer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,432 WorldCat member 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
Good bye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in German and held by 1,408 WorldCat member 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
Personal shopper( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This evocative character study tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife following the sudden death of her twin brother. A stirring depiction of grief in the form of a psychological thriller, and a chilling meditation on modern modes of communication and the way we mourn those we love
Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in German and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quand Ines, femme d’affaire d’une grande société allemande basée à Bucarest, voit son père débarquer sans prévenir, elle ne cache pas son exaspération. Sa vie parfaitement organisée ne souffre pas le moindre désordre mais lorsque son père lui pose la question "es-tu heureuse?", son incapacité à répondre est le début d'un bouleversement profond. Ce père encombrant et dont elle a honte fait tout pour l'aider à retrouver un sens à sa vie en s’inventant un personnage : le facétieux Toni Erdmann."--Site Allociné, consulté le 6 août 2018
Blue planet II( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum = The lost honor of Katharina Blum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in German and English and held by 741 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 )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 692 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
Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biopic of Hannah Arendt, 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 664 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
Phoenix( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 633 WorldCat member 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
Jesse Owens( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 570 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
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country by Anders Østergaard( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member 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
The body as a matrix : Matthew Barney's cremaster cycle( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member 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. In this program, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural installations
Berlin Alexanderplatz : einen film in 13 teilen und einem epilog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 497 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 by Jean-Pierre Dardenne( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 482 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?
Darwin's nightmare by Hubert Sauper( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 472 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
Guimba : un tyran, une époque = a tyrant in his time( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Bambara and held by 428 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
 
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Cologne (Allemagne)

Cologne Radio.

Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

Radio Cologne.

Rundfunk

Rundfunk Köln

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WDR

WDR - The Cologne Broadcasts

WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk)

WDR Zwei

West German Broadcasting Corp

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