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Berlin Alexanderplatz [videorecording] / Bavaria Film, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation präsentieren.

Publication:
[S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2006.
Format/Description:
Video
7 videodiscs (940 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Series:
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
The Criterion collection
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Subjects:
Döblin, Alfred, 1878-1957 -- Film adaptations.
Berlin (Germany) -- Moral conditions -- Drama.
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933 -- Drama.
Germany -- In motion pictures.
Motion pictures, German.
Form/Genre:
Made-for-TV movies.
Television adaptations.
Film adaptations.
Language:
In German with English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD ; Dolby digital mono.
Summary:
Story of Franz Biberkof, 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 but forces in his environment, the influences of his cronies, the grinding poverty, the decay of society overwhelm him and he begins his duel with fate.
Participant:
Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Gottfried John, Ivan Desny.
Credits:
Writer and director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; cinematography, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra ; art director, Harry Baer ; editors, Julianne Lorenz ... [et al].
Notes:
Originally produced as motion picture for television in 1979-1980. Issued in 13 parts and an epilogue.
Based on Alfred Doblin's novel, set in pre-Nazi Berlin.
Features: new high-definition digital transfer from the 2006 restoration by the Fassbinder Foundation and Bavaria Media, supervised and approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger ; two new documentaries by Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz; one featuring inteviews with the cast and crew (on disc six), the other on the restoration ; Hans-Dieter Hartl's 1980 documentary Notes on the Making of "Berlin Alexanderplatz" ; Phil Jutzi's 1931, ninety-minute film of Alfred Döblin's novel, from a screenplay co-written by Döblin himself ; new video interview with Peter Jelavich, author of Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture ; new and improved English subtitle translation ; plus a book featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections from Fassbinder, an interview with Schwarzenberger, and German author Thomas Steinfeld on the novel.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George R. Fink Memorial Fund.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Louis A. Duhring Fund.
Contributor:
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1946-1982. , Director
Lamprecht, Günter, 1930- , Actor
Schygulla, Hanna, 1943- , Actor
Sukowa, Barbara, 1950- , Actor
John, Gottfried, 1942- , Actor
Desny, Ivan. , Actor
Döblin, Alfred, 1878-1957. , Author
Bavaria Film. , Producer
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Louis A. Duhring Fund.
George R. Fink Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
1934121983
9781934121986
OCLC:
180688671
Publisher Number:
715515026529
411 Criterion Collection
CC1719D Criterion Collection