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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Lamprecht, Günter, actor; Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, director; Holm, Claus, actor; Raben, Peer, music; Trissenaar, Elisabeth, actor; Gottfried, John, actor; Schygulla, Hanna, actor

"Franz Biberkopf is an unforgettable man: his tender, good-natured side contradicted by moments of shocking violence. Released from prison following a four year sentence for the manslaughter of his girlfriend, he plans to make a new start and a decent life for himself. But the chaotic, decadent Berlin of the 20's is not the easiest place for an ex-con to go straight and work is hard to come by. When Franz becomes fascinated by Reinhold, a psychotic small-time crook, he is soon drawn back into a world he cannot escape. Fassbinder's staggering 15-hour epic is a monument of late 20th-century filmmaking and considered to be the director's masterpiece. Following a massive restoration project overseen by the original editor, it is now available for the first time on DVD."--Container

DVD. English. Television series.
Published Second Sight 2007

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Statement of responsibility: director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder; producer, Peter Märthesheimer; producer, Gunther Witte; producer, Günter Rohrbach; writer, Alfred Döblin; writer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
EAN: 5028836031260
BBFC classification: 15
Note: Region 2, 6 disc(s), Interactive menus, Ratio (1:1.33 (4:3) Standard), Languages (German), Sound (Dolby Digital), Subtitles (English), Bonus footage, Trailers, 'Making of' documentary, Other documentaries ('A Mega-Movie and its Story', 'The Restoration' 'The Restoration - Before And After','The Original Recaps'), Image gallery.
Note: Made in 1980.
Note: Based on the novel by Alfred Döblin.
Note: Credits: music, Peer Raben.
Performers: Cast: Günter Lamprecht, Margit Carstensen, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Karin Baal, Franz Buchrieser, Peter Kollek, Brigitte Mira, Mechthild Grossmann, Barbara Valentin, Hans Zander, Yaak Karsunke, Claus Holm.
Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (910 min.) : col.
System: DVD.
Other Number: 5028836031260
Publisher Number: 2NDVD3126
Subject: Criminals Germany 1918-1945.; Berlin (Germany) History 1918-1945.; Berlin (Germany) x Social life and customs 20th century