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Berlin Alexanderplatz

  • Film

Time Out says

This shattering adaptation of Alfred Döblin's masterpiece - made for TV in 13 episodes with a two-hour epilogue - offers a level-headed account of protagonist Biberkopf's key weakness: his quasi-sexual infatuation with the psychotic pimp Reinhold. Aided by great design, cinematography, and, not least, performances, Fassbinder tells the story surprisingly naturalistically. Then in the epilogue, he offers a disturbing meditation on his own fantasies about Biberkopf. This phantasmagoria is Fassbinder's most daring act of self-exposure: a movie time-bomb that forces you to rethink the series as a whole. The work of a genuine master with nothing left to lose or hide.
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Release Details

  • Duration:15 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Screenwriter:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Cast:
    • Günter Lamprecht
    • Hanna Schygulla
    • Barbara Sukowa
    • Karin Baal
    • Helmut Griem
    • Ivan Desny
    • Udo Kier
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