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Berlin Alexanderplatz [videorecording]

Bavaria Film International ; Bavaria Media ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation präsentieren ; [produced by] Peter Märthesheimer... [et al.] ; [written and directed] von Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Story of Franz Biberkof, a former transportation worker. Newly-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. However, the influences of local cronies, grinding poverty, and the apparent decay of society begin to overwhelm him.
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Performers
Günter Lamprecht, Karlheinz Braun, Hanna Schygulla, Claus Holm, Franz Buchrieser, Gottfried John, Barbara Sukowa, Günther Kaufman, Ivan Desny.
Release Date
1979
Run Time
940 min.
Language
In German, with optional English subtitles
Notes
  • Based on the novel : Berlin Alexanderplatz / by Alfred Döblin.
  • Videodisc release of a 1979 motion picture. Later shown as a 14-episode television program.
  • "Under exclusive license from Bavaria Media GmbH." --- Container
  • Special features (disc 6): "Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz" documentary on the making of the film by Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz, featuring interviews with cast and crew (66 min.).
  • Special features (disc 7): "Notes on the Making of 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'" Hans-Dieter Hartl's 1980 documentary (44 min.) ; "Berlin Alexanderplatz remastered" notes on the restoration (32 min.) ; "Berlin Alexanderplatz" 1931 film adaptation of the novel from a screenplay co-written by the author himself (84 min.); Interview with author and Berlin Alexanderplatz scholar Peter Jelavich.
  • Program notes on container insert include an essay "He who lives in a human skin" by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, "The cities of humanity and the human soul" reflections by Fassbinder on Döblin's novel, an essay "You've no right to exist" by German author Thomas Steinfeld on the novel, "Black and white in color" an interview with Schwarzenberger, film chapter titles, and notes on the digital transfer process.
Related Title
Punishment begins .
How is one to live if one doesn't want to die.
Hammer blow to the head can injure the soul.
Handful of people in the depths of silence.
Reaper with the power of our lord.
Love has its price.
Remember- an oath can be amputated.
Sun warms the skin, but burns it sometimes too.
About the eternities between the many and the few.
Loneliness tears cracks of madness even in walls.
Knowledge is power and the early bird catches the worm.
Serpent in the soul of the serpent.
Outside and the inside and the secret of fear of the secret.
Fassbinder's 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'.
Notes on the Making of 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'.
Berlin Alexanderplatz remastered.
He who lives in a human skin.
Cities of humanity and the human soul.
You've no right to exist.
Black and white in color.
Edition
Full screen
Series
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
Criterion collection ; 411
Criterion collection CC1719D
Contents
  • Disc 1. Part I, The punishment begins ; Part II, How is one to live if one doesn't want to die?
  • Disc 2. Part III, A hammer blow to the head can injure the soul ; Part IV, A handful of people in the depths of silence ; Part V, A reaper with the power of our lord
  • Disc 3. Parts VI, Love has its price ; Part VII, Remember- an oath can be amputated ; Part VIII, The suns warms the skin, but burns it sometimes too
  • Disc 4. Part IX, About the eternities between the many and the few ; Part X, Loneliness tears cracks of madness even in walls ; Part XI, Knowledge is power and the early bird catches the worm
  • Disc 5. Parts XII, The serpent in the soul of the serpent ; Part XIII, The outside and the inside and the secret of fear of the secret
  • Disc 6. Epilogue
ISBN
1934121983, 9781934121986
Credits
Cinematography, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra ; art director, Harry Baer ; editor, Julianne Lorenz ; costume design, Barbara Baum
Published
Irvington, N.Y. Criterion Collection, c2007.
Publisher no.
CC1719D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
7 videodiscs (940 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (71 p. ; ill., col. ; 19 cm.)
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.
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