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Berlin Alexanderplatz [videorecording]

TeleCulture presents ; eine Co-Produktion der Bavaria Atelier GMBH mit dem italienischen Fernsehen RAI im Auftrag des WDR ; Produktionsleitung, Dieter Minx ; Produzent, Peter Märthesheimer ; ein Film von Rainer Maria Fassbinder
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Story of Franz Biberkopf, a former transportation worker. When we first see Franz, he has just been released from prison where he has served four years for an irrational act of violence. He returns to his Berlin neighborhood resolved to go straight. At first, he is able to honor his vow of decency, but then forces outside him, his environment, the influences of his cronies, the grinding poverty, and the decay of society ... overwhelm him, and he begins his duel with Fate.
Director
Rainer Maria Fassbinder
Performers
Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Elisabeth Trissenaar.
Release Date
1979
Run Time
928 min.
Language
In German with English subtitles
Notes
  • Videocassette release of a 1979-1980 production originally shown on German television in 13 parts and an epilogue.
  • Based on Alfred Döblin's novel, set in pre-Nazi Berlin.
  • "Translated by Matt McGaughey."
  • "Einem Film in 13 Teilen und einem Epilog."
Variant Title
Title on cassette spine label: Berlin-Alexanderplatz
Contents
  • Pt. 1. The punishment begins
  • pt. 2. How is one to live if one doesn't want to die. A hammer blow on the head can injure the soul
  • pt. 3. A handful of people in the depths of silence. A reaper with the power of our Lord
  • pt. 4. A love always costs a lot. Remember an oath can be amputated
  • pt. 5. The sun warms the skin which it sometimes burns, Of the eternities between the many and the few
  • pt. 6. Loneliness makes cracks of madness in walls, too. Knowledge is power and early to bed early to rise
  • pt. 7. The serpent in the soul of the serpent. The external and the internal and the secret of fear of the secret
  • pt. 8. Fassbinder, Berlin Alexanderplatz: my dream of Franz Biberkopf's dream by Alfred Döblin an epilogue.
Credits
Photography, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra; editors, Julianne Lorenz, Franz Walsch, Frieda Ketterer; art director, Harry Baer; music, Peer Raben.
Published
[Studio City, Calif. : Moviehunter, 2004?]
Description
8 videocassettes (930 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC]
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