Monday, 14 October 2019

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It is the eighth case for Carl Mørck and Department Q: A woman’s body washes up on the coast of Cyprus. She comes from the Middle East and is known only as Victim 2117, the 2,117th refugee to die in the Mediterranean Sea. But of course, as we expect from Jussi Adler-Olsen, nothing is as it first seems: The young woman did not die trying to flee to Europe; she was murdered. Her case gains media at…

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  • Mon. 14 October 2019
  • 19:30
  • Stadthalle Köln-Mülheim
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Deniz Yücel would “never” be extradited to Germany, Turkey’s President Erdoğan declared in spring 2017. At the time, Yücel, a German-Turkish journalist, had already spent two months in the high-security Silivri Prison near Istanbul. Ten months later he was finally released. In Agent Terrorist, Yücel reports on the harassment he endured in solitary confinement, his trial and the power of the solidarit…

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  • Mon. 14 October 2019
  • 19:30
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Ten years after her stroke, the “Queen of Comedy” and author Gaby Köster fights her way back into her old life, with plenty of humor along the way. At this event, she talks about her highly personal book, Das Leben ist großartig – von einfach war nie die Rede [“Life is Great – But Nobody Ever Said Anything About Simple”], the irrepressible power of language and her rocky road back to the stage. She reveals t…

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  • Wed. 16 October 2019
  • 18:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Life goes on, but it doesn’t necessarily get any easier. At least not for Commissioner Kühn, who is carrying around excess baggage – in his soul and around his waistline. He tortures himself with diets, so that his wife Susanne will find him more attractive. In Kühn hat Hunger [“Kühn Is Hungry”], he also has to defend himself against the machinations of his supposed best friend and colleague. And then he cr…

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  • Wed. 16 October 2019
  • 21:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Thursday, 17 October 2019

Als Ernest Hemingway 1948 nach Venedig reist, ist er in einer schweren Krise. Dort versucht er wieder zum Schreiben zu finden. Halt gibt ihm dabei die Freundschaft zu einem jungen Fischer, der ihn auf der Entenjagd begleitet. Aber auch die Liebe zu einer jungen Venezianerin führt ihn ins Leben zurück. Langsam entsteht ein Venedig-Roman, während der junge Fischer die Atmosphäre einer ganz and…

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  • Thu. 17 October 2019
  • 18:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Ihr Roman „Die Geschichte der Bienen“ wurde in 30 Sprachen übersetzt und allein in Deutschland 400.000 Mal verkauft. Der Folgeband „Die Geschichte des Wassers“ ist eine kritische Auseinandersetzung darüber, wie wir im 21. Jahrhundert mit der Ressource Wasser umgehen. Nun erzählt Maja Lunde in Die letzten Ihrer Art von drei Familien, dem Schicksal einer seltenen Pferderasse und vom Kampf gegen das Artens…

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  • Thu. 17 October 2019
  • 21:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Saturday, 19 October 2019

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The great Swedish crime fiction writer Håkan Nesser is finally bringing together his two legendary detectives in one novel: Former Inspector Van Veeteren is preparing to celebrate his 75th birthday, when an old case is opened up again. Years ago, four people died at an old boarding house in Ooesterby, who had only one thing in common: They were members of The Left-Handed League. Now, years later, …

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  • Sat. 19 October 2019
  • 18:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Jane Birkin became internationally famous with the cult film Blow-Up. And notorious because of her liaison with Serge Gainsbourg. Together they recorded the song "Je t’aime ... moi non plus", which was a global hit and an incredible scandal. The beauty and the enfant terrible, they were “it couple” of their era. Reinforcing her cult status, Hermès named a handbag after her, which also achiev…

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  • Sat. 19 October 2019
  • 21:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Sunday, 20 October 2019

Actor, author and environmental activist Hannes Jaenicke refuses to just sit back and do nothing: his book, Aufschrei der Meere [“The Screams of the Seas”] shows not only how whales and dolphins are being killed by plastic waste, climate change is destroying coral reefs and people are overfishing the oceans and poisoning the marine habitat with their garbage. He also explores his personal mot…

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  • Sun. 20 October 2019
  • 18:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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He is one of the “greatest authors of today” (Die Welt), whose literary works repeatedly tackle chapters of US history stained by injustice and racism. In his latest novel, Colson Whitehead (“The Underground Railroad”) tells the story of a black teenager named Elwood, growing up in Florida in the 1960s, who dreams of a better future but is brought down by the system. The Nickel Boys is based on a true st…

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  • Sun. 20 October 2019
  • 21:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

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In her latest novel, A Long Petal of the Sea, Isabel Allende tells a love story with countless obstacles. Roser, a pregnant pianist, and Victor, a young doctor, fall in love amidst the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. They flee into exile in France, but even there they cannot escape the turbulent events of the 20th century. Their only option is to emigrate to South America ... How far must we…

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  • Wed. 30 October 2019
  • 18:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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To be specific, to the 1970s in a small town somewhere in Germany. Morten Schumacher, nicknamed Motte, is 15 when he gets a call that changes everything: His best friend Bogi has suddenly become very ill. Soon afterwards, Jacqueline Schmiedebach rides past him on her bicycle. Between these two extremes – the possibility of death and the possibility of love – events come to a head and everything is …

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  • Wed. 30 October 2019
  • 21:00
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

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The great Salman Rushdie is back and at the top of his game: Quichotte is a novel full of humanity, wisdom and absurd humor. His protagonist, an aging travelling salesman who is obsessed with trashy TV, dives into an adventure while looking for love. Quichotte embarks on a picaresque quest across America, which includes tales of fathers and sons, unforgivable acts, everyday racism, the opioid…

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  • Wed. 13 November 2019
  • 19:30
  • WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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