Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz

DVD - 2007 | German
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Story of Franz Biberkof, a former transportation worker. Newly-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. However, the influences of local cronies, grinding poverty, and the apparent decay of society begin to overwhelm him.

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VonHafenstaaad
May 26, 2017

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's fifteen-hour-plus adaptation of Alfred Döblin's novel, one of the most revered classics of German literature, is the German auteur's most lavish and complex production ever.

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TheeAvebury
Sep 21, 2016

Landmark television series from the German ' wunderkind ' Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The series is a little uneven ( it seemed like every second episode was interesting ), but it is still worth watching.

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Ron@Ottawa
Feb 18, 2014

Many years back I made an attempt to watch this 15-hour story, but gave up after 7 hours. With this DVD set I made another attempt, but after a little while decided, again, it did not warrant my time investment. The grainy images didn`t help, either. So this is strictly for Fassbinder fans, or film school projects. In German with subtitles.

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mjayh
Jan 05, 2011

Visually dark, relentlessly dreary, but strangely addictive. Wonderful performances.

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