Berlin Alexanderplatz Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for Berlin Alexanderplatz the Movie

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Fassbinder's 15 1/2-hour epic follows the life, death, and resurrection of Franz Biberkof, a former transit worker who has just finished a lengthy prison term and must learn to adjust in the harsh social atmosphere of Berlin in the 1920s. Melodramatic parable with biblical overtones considered by some to be a masterpiece. Based on the novel by Alfred Doblin; originally aired as a miniseries on German TV.

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Available on VHS
Running time 930 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Berlin, Germany
Screenplay
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast
Gunter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Gottfried John, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Brigitte Mira, Karin Baal, Ivan Desny, Margit Carstensen
Cinematography
Xaver Schwarzenberger
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Music
Peer Raben
Producer
TeleCulture Films, Peter Martheshmeimer

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