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    The man who invented James Bond: The story of Ian Fleming, real-life spy, ladies' man and sportsman, who was there at the birth of MI-5 and the CIA, and gave the world one of its most enduring and iconic heros: Bond. James Bond.As a portrait of the author, "Ian Fleming – The Man Who was James Bond“ actually comes...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
  • Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery

    a film by Arne Birkenstock

     
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    A mesmerizing, thought-provoking yet surprisingly amusing documentary on the life and times of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who tricked the international art world for nearly 40 years by forging and selling paintings of early 20th-century masters. A larger-than-life personality who was responsible for the biggest art...
    • Wolfgang & Helene...
    • Human Interest
    • Arne Birkenstock,...
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French,...
  • Georg Baselitz (TV version)

    a film by Evelyn Schels

     
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    For the first time, this film shows Georg Baselitz at work on paintings and sculptures in his studio, ceaselessly reinventing his methods. A closely observant, intimate portrait of this internationally renowned artist, who had his breakthrough after showing his first sculpture at the Venice Biennale 1980. His works...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English
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    Francis – Pope of the Poor

    a film by Bernd Seidl, Wolfgang Rommel

     
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    In his first year in office, Pope Francis brought about more change than his predecessor did in a significantly longer period of time. He has taken a stand: against indifference, injustice, exclusion and violence – but also against a rigid church.Francis is a reformer, but his aim is not to rattle the foundations...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English
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    Five Days with Jonathan Franzen

    a film by Marion Kollbach

     
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    A rare personal portrait of international best-selling author Jonathan Franzen, who made the cover of Time Magazine in 2010 with his novel "Freedom", and has been translated into 35 languages. Jonathan Franzen is one of the world's most successful authors. His books have been translated into 35 languages and won...
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, French, English
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    Paulo Coelho – My Life

    a film by Dorothee Binding, Benedict Mirow

     
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    Adored by his many fans, often reviled by the critics, Paulo Coelho is one of the world's most successful writers. His books have climbed the bestseller lists worldwide for years, have been turned into movies and been read by over 500 million readers in 150 countries. His best-known title is "The Alchemist" from...
    • Human Interest
    • Produced by Nightfrog...
    • Germany, 2011
    • English, German, French
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    Karim Aga Khan and his Life’s Work

    a film by Veronika Hofer

     
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    The film portrays Karim Aga Khan and his life’s work, the “Aga Khan Development Network,” one of the largest development-aid projects in the world. In an interview, Karim Aga Khan speaks about his duties as Imam of the Ismailis and bridge-builder between the Islamic and Western worlds. The film was shot in Doha,...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    Luciano Pavarotti

    a film by Esther Schapira, Georg M. Hafner

     
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    Luciano Pavarotti was probably the most famous opera star of the current day. His voice was compared to Caruso's, whom he worshipped and devoted a hymn to, which became a world-wide hit. No tenor of recent years had as much success, more glamour and style, more fans – and more scandalous headlines. ...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English
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    Pioneers Turned Millionaires

    a film by Ira Beetz, Achim Scheunert, Christop Weinert, Kai Christiansen

     
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    Five visionary entrepreneurs from the 'old world' redefined the economy of the 'new world' and left a major imprint on American culture. Levi Strauss, Henry E. Steinway, William E. Boeing, John Jacob Astor and Henry J. Heinz - one can hardly ignore their names or products anywhere in the world today. Innovation,...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English, French
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    She is white and she is the Premier of the Western Cape Province, economically the richest region in South Africa. Her name is Helen Zille, a former journalist and anti-Apartheid activist. Her election to this office in 2009 was a sensation because it placed the 58-year-old at the head of the country's only...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English, French
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    Mark Constantine - Founder of Lush

    a film by Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken

     
    Mark Constantine, bird lover and alternative entrepreneur, made his fortune from cosmetics and fragrances. 15 years ago, he and a couple of friends opened the first of his incredibly bright soap shops with the unusual name of LUSH. Like the founder himself, the cosmetics firm is dedicated to global ecological...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English, French
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    Death And Caravaggio

    a film by Stefanie Appel

     
    He was foul-tempered, a street brawler and a murderer and also one of the most revolutionary painters in art history; he was Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. This documentary takes a look at his later works and the last phase of his life. In his images, he depicts the saints as people who have been marked by life,...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, French
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    Louise Of Prussia - Queen Of Hearts

    a film by Georg Schiemann

     
    She was the Queen of Prussia, a bitter enemy of Napoleon Bonaparte, and a woman at the heart of European politics. She was beloved by her subjects, and her untimely death made her the icon of her country's defiance of the French Emperor. A German poet called Louise the "Queen of Hearts" long before the title was...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2009
    • German, English, French
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    Jerusalem literally means the "City of Peace". "A poor joke", opines Adel Abu Nader Barakat, whose family has, for generations, owned a small shop directly next to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre selling pilgrim necessities and souvenirs. "Peace? They're punching each other's heads in here!" The tour guides, who...
    • Germany, 2009
    • German
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    My Life: Roland Emmerich

    a film by Jo Müller

     
    "2012", Roland Emmerich's monumental new film, is due for worldwide release in November 2009. It is the last work in his catastrophe trilogy also including "Independence Day" and "The Day After Tomorrow". We have met with the famous director on the set, witnessed the shooting of action scenes and experienced him...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2009
    • German, French
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    Johannes Calvin - Reformer & Agitator

    a film by Werner Köhne and André Schäfer

     
    No other person has had quite as much influence on modernity as John Calvin, one of Europe's greatest reformers of the 16th century. 500 years span between his lifetime and ours. Today he has been seemingly forgotten by many, while most of those who do remember him regard him as a character shrouded by clichés. One...
    • Television
    • Sebastian Lemke -...
    • Germany, 2008
    • German, French, English
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    Sharon

    a film by Dror Moreh

     
    Ariel Sharon was one of the only leaders to have had such a significant and far reaching impact on the history of the state of Israel and the Middle East.In 2003, Ariel Sharon announced and implemented the “Disengagement Plan”, despite bitter opposition from within his own ranks. At the age of 78, the father of the...
    • Ariel Sharon
    • Germany, 2008
    • Hebrew, English
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    Jon Hendricks was one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. This is the story of how, like countless other African-American soldiers serving their country in WW II, he had to fight not only against Nazi Germany, but also against discrimination in the ranks of the U.S. Army.   The multiple...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2008
    • German, English
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    Jonathan Meese

    a film by Julia Benkert

     
    Jonathan Meese is a cult figure, an enfant terrible, a redeemer. Like a comet, he has risen in the Berlin art scene. At 38 years of age, he is Germany's youngest and most radical painter and conceptual artist. Even the old guard respect the young star - and this even though Meese's obscene, bleak artistic universe...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2008
    • German
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    The Yunnan-Vietnam Railway

    a film by Ingmar Trost

     
    The Yunnan-Vietnam Railway is a spectacular colonial railway project, stretching over 855 kilometres from the Vietnamese port of Haiphong to Kunming in the Chinese province of Yunnan. It was built at the start of the 20th century in a massive effort comparable with the creation of the Panama or Suez Canals - but at...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2008
    • German, English, French
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    On 28 May 2007, Jörg Immendorff died. Throughout his life he was in the headlines as the enfant terrible of the art scene. His "Café Deutschland" series from the 1980s is now legendary. But his art was not the only way, in which he could provoke and polarise people; there was also his womanising, drugs and finally...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2007
    • German
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    Isabel Allende

    a film by Paula Rodriguez Sickert

     
    The author Isabel Allende is one of the world's most famous women. She is an activist with an awareness of the politics of power, but is also a writer with a sensual touch. All these characteristics have made her an icon of the twentieth century. A native of Chile, she has written nearly 20 novels and sold more than...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2007
    • German, English, French
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    Franco - The Spirit Of A Dictator

    a film by Jaume Serra, Iñaki Iriarte

     
    From his 1939 victory in the Spanish Civil War until his death in November 1975, General Franco was Spain's undisputed head of state. For almost forty years, the dictator ruled his country with an iron fist and dealt most severely with political opponents. During the Cold War, the international isolation of Spain...
    • Germany, 2006
    • German, English, French
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    Abdullah Ibrahim - A Struggle For Love

    a film by Ciro Cappellari

     
    Abdullah Ibrahim, still known to many as Dollar Brand, is a bandleader, pianist, composer, improviser, Duke Ellington's spiritual and real-life successor, an icon of African music, a symbol of the transformation in South Africa, the living personification of the kind of jazz tradition that is conscious of its roots...
    • Germany, 2006
    • German, English, French
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    They are the wildest brother duo on the London art scene. They shock, provoke, and could care less about taboos. Dinos and Jake Chapman are the most successful of those who the famous artist Damian Hirst brought to the spotlight in the now-legendary London "Freeze" exhibition in the late 80's. In response, the term...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2005
    • German, English, French