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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Author: Dieter MinxPeter MärthesheimerRainer Werner FassbinderGünter LamprechtHanna SchygullaAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : MGM/UA Home Video, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : GermanView all editions and formats
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Set in the Weimar Republic era, the story of Franz Biberkof, a man who 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, and the decay of society overwhelm him and he begins his duel with fate.
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Genre/Form: Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dieter Minx; Peter Märthesheimer; Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Günter Lamprecht; Hanna Schygulla; Barbara Sukowa; Gottfried John; Ivan Desny; Alfred Döblin; TeleCulture.; Bavaria Atelier (Firm); Radiotelevisione italiana.; Westdeutscher Rundfunk.; Vandam Productions.; MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)
Language Note: In German with English subtitles.
OCLC Number: 36572485
Notes: "Translated by Matt McGaughey."
On containers: A Vandam Productions, Ltd. presentation.
Based on the novel by Alfred Doblin.
Originally produced for television in 1979-1980.
"Einem Film in 13 Teilen und einem Epilog."
A foreign film (Germany).
Credits: Photography, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra; editors, Julianne Lorenz, Franz Walsch, Frieda Ketterer; art director, Harry Baer; music, Peer Raben.
Cast: Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Gottfried John, Ivan Desny.
Description: 8 videocassettes (930 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: pt. 1. The punishment begins (ca. 83 min.) --
pt. 2. How is one to live if one doesn't want to die ; A hammer blow on the head can injure the soul (ca. 122 min.) --
pt. 3. A handful of people in the depths of silence ; A reaper with the power of our lord (ca. 122 min.) --
pt. 4. A love always costs a lot ; Remember an oath can be amputated (ca. 120 min.) --
pt. 5. The sun warms the skin which it sometimes burns ; Of the eternities between the many and the few (ca. 120 min.) --
pt. 6. Loneliness makes cracks of madness in walts, too ; Knowledge is power, and early to bed, early to rise (ca. 122 min.).
Responsibility: TeleCulture ; 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.

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Set in the Weimar Republic era, the story of Franz Biberkof, a man who 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, and the decay of society overwhelm him and he begins his duel with fate.
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