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The Resource The tower, Part 1, [director, Christian Schwochow] ; [producer, Matthias Adler]

The tower, Part 1, [director, Christian Schwochow] ; [producer, Matthias Adler]

Label
The tower, Part 1
Title
The tower
Title number
Part 1
Statement of responsibility
[director, Christian Schwochow] ; [producer, Matthias Adler]
Contributor
Director
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
Summary
A searing look at Communist East Germany in its final decade, The Tower reveals the intimate realities of life behind the Berlin Wall. Based on Uwe Tellkamp{u2019}s acclaimed novel The Tower: Tales from a Vanished Land, which won the 2008 German Book Prize and was heralded by Die Zeit as 2one of the most important books of European post-War literature3, this riveting series introduces viewers to respected senior surgeon Richard Hoffmann, his wife Anne, their teenage son Christian, and their community of privileged intellectuals in suburban Dresden. Their story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state{u2019}s façade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, the educated few still enjoy some advantages under the system. The Hoffmans gather often with family and friends for warm dinner parties rich with derisive political banter, live classical music, and spirited discussions, holding out for a better future. But even as Richard has high hopes and strict demands for studious Christian, he hides a passionate double life and shocking secrets that come back to haunt him. Against this tense climate of fear and mistrust, with the secret police lurking ominously in the background, choices are made and actions taken that have devastating repercussions. Starring Jan Josef Liefers (The Baader Meinhof Complex) and Claudia Michelsen (Fay Grim) in flawless performances, The Tower is an unflinching portrait of a pivotal time in modern German history
Awards note
  • Won 2013 Adolf Grimme Awards, Adolf Grimme Award for Fiction - Series/Miniseries
  • Won 2012 Bambi Awards, Reader's Choice for Favourite TV-movie
  • Won 2013 Bavarian TV Awards, Best Actress
  • Won 2013 Bavarian TV Awards, Best Actor
  • Won 2013 German Television Awards
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In German with English subtitles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schwochow, Christian
  • Adler, Matthias
  • Degeto Films (Firm)
  • Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Südwestrundfunk (Germany)
  • Westdeutscher Rundfunk
  • Bayerischer Rundfunk
  • Norddeutscher Rundfunk
  • TeamWorx (Firm)
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surgeons
  • Families
  • Extortion
  • Communism
  • Adultery
  • Germany (East)
Target audience
adult
Label
The tower, Part 1, [director, Christian Schwochow] ; [producer, Matthias Adler]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 18, 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3590883/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (92 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1003394764
Video recording format
other
Label
The tower, Part 1, [director, Christian Schwochow] ; [producer, Matthias Adler]
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed August 18, 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3590883/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (92 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1003394764
Video recording format
other

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