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Amadeus - Director's Cut

Wed, January 25, 2006, 6 p.m.

Artist cinema in 70mm projection
USA 1984 I 160 min. I DF I from 12
Directed by Milos Forman
With Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Barridge, Simon Callow and others
2006 is Mozart year. To begin with, we will show you the great film by Milos Forman about the great composer Mozart in the largest film format that the cinema can offer.

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Istanbul as a travel destination

Wed, January 25, 2006, 5:00 p.m.

If you intend to go on a study trip, our special presentations offer you lots of ideas for a successful trip! You will be informed about the most important sights and the historical background of your travel destination; you will also receive lots of practical advice on how to travel. The URANIA-KulTouren also conduct study trips to these destinations.

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With a bite to success: Use your natural aggression constructively

Wed, January 25, 2006, 4:30 pm

The ability to work in a team is not everything: Those who want to prove themselves in everyday life today, of course, need not only specialist knowledge but also a good portion of assertiveness. How many times have you had a good idea that was eloquently taken apart by colleagues? How often have you left a conversation with the uneasy feeling that your partner has ripped you off? Let the renowned aggression expert Prof. Weidner show you how you can use your aggression constructively in important situations with sharpness and the right bite.

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New Reich Chancellery and 'Führerbunker' - Legends and Reality

Wed, January 25, 2006, 2:30 pm

Hardly any other building from the Nazi era is so surrounded by a web of lies, myths and transfigurations as the New Reich Chancellery and the 'Führerbunker', which were designed by Hitler's star architect Albert Speer. What is the background of the actual construction, the alleged perfection and the senseless swank? Dietmar Arnold and Reiner Janick vividly illustrate the history of the place with historical and current images and comprehensively refute the legends with their critical counter-proposal.

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Tue, January 24th, 2006, 7:00 p.m.

Artist cinema
BRD / F / DK / NL 1999 I 103 min. I DF I from 12
Directed by Charles Matton
With Klaus Maria Brandauer, Johanna Ter Steege, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey and others
Rembrandt van Rijn was a painter who, as a revenant of compromises and rules of propriety, fell into the depths of social ostracism of the highest fame. A tragedy brilliantly played by Brandauer and Ter Steege.
With Klaus Maria Brandauer, Johanna Ter Steege, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey and others

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Otto the Great - Savior of the West

Tue, January 24th, 2006, 6:30 pm

He shaped Europe for centuries - Otto d. Size (936-973). Celebrated as the savior of the West through his victory over the pagan Hungarians on the Lechfeld (955), he obtained the imperial crown of the West from the hands of the Pope in Rome. At that time the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation came into being, whose tradition lasted until 1806. Through the missionary work initiated by Otto I, the Slavic neighboring peoples were included in the West and - religiously and culturally - shaped to this day. The splendor of the reign of Otto d. Size

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The problem of religious fundamentalism - clash of cultures and religions? Part 1: Judaism

Tue, January 24, 2006, 4:30 pm

Religious and political fundamentalists have not only been on the rise around the world since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. It has long been believed that we are heading towards a global clash of cultures (Samuel Huntington). Fundamentalism proves to be quite resistant to all dialogue initiatives. What is fundamentalism all about? Where does he comes from? Is there perhaps a cross-religious attitude, and if so, what is it? Today's lecture examines these questions using the example of Judaism.

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Einstein on the test bench - new optical tests of the theory of relativity

Mon, January 23, 2006, 6:30 pm

In the Einstein year it was demonstrated many times that the special theory of relativity is not only one of the most important cornerstones of physics, but that it is becoming increasingly important for our everyday lives. Examples are modern atomic clocks or position determination using GPS. Therefore, this theory has to be repeatedly tested experimentally with the highest possible accuracy, especially since modern approaches for a quantum theory of gravity (string theory) allow small deviations from the previous predictions to be expected.

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The happiness of doing: Overcoming what is blocking life

Mon, January 23, 2006, 4:30 pm

The best intentions are stuck in indecision, silted up in the daily grind or are sabotaged over and over again by stubborn resistance. Action disorders such as brooding, doubting and getting bogged down rob the power to make decisions and actions. Hans-Werner Rückert, author of the immensely successful bestseller 'No more procrastination', shows you how you can mobilize your rapid reaction force to regain control of your actions and let the development aid team get to work for permanent change. And now do it!

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'The Knowledge of Healing'

Mon, January 23, 2006, 4:00 p.m.

The special documentary
CH 1996 I 90 min. I OmU
The knowledge of healing
Director: Franz Reichle
The Tibetan healing art is meanwhile also better known in Europe. With sober and precise images, director Franz Reichle shows that it is by no means magic or esotericism, but a system that is based in many ways on scientific procedures. The film and the director received the Zurich Film Prize for this sober view and for the plea for a holistic understanding of illness.

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