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Uniform Title Berlin Alexanderplatz (Television program)
Title Berlin Alexanderplatz / Bavaria Film, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation präsentieren ; [produced by] Peter Märthesheimer... [and others] ; [written and directed] von Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Edition Standard format (4:3)
Published Irvington, N.Y. : Criterion Collection, [2007]
©2007

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Description 7 videodisc (DVD)s (940 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (71 pages ; illustrations, color ; 19 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 411
Criterion collection ; CC1719D
Contents Disc 1. Part I, The punishment begins ; Part II, How is one to live if one doesn't want to die? -- Disc 2. Part III, A hammer blow to the head can injure the soul ; Part IV, A handful of people in the depths of silence ; Part V, A reaper with the power of our lord -- Disc 3. Parts VI, Love has its price ; Part VII, Remember- an oath can be amputated ; Part VIII, The suns warms the skin, but burns it sometimes too -- Disc 4. Part IX, About the eternities between the many and the few ; Part X, Loneliness tears cracks of madness even in walls ; Part XI, Knowledge is power and the early bird catches the worm -- Disc 5. Parts XII, The serpent in the soul of the serpent ; Part XIII, The outside and the inside and the secret of fear of the secret -- Disc 6. Epilogue
Summary 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
Notes Based on the novel : Berlin Alexanderplatz / by Alfred Döblin
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979. Later shown as a 14-episode television program
"Under exclusive license from Bavaria Media GmbH." --- Container
Special features (disc 6): "Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz" documentary on the making of the film by Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz, featuring interviews with cast and crew (66 min.)
Special features (disc 7): "Notes on the Making of 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'" Hans-Dieter Hartl's 1980 documentary (44 min.) ; "Berlin Alexanderplatz remastered" notes on the restoration (32 min.) ; "Berlin Alexanderplatz" 1931 film adaptation of the novel from a screenplay co-written by the author himself (84 min.); Interview with author and Berlin Alexanderplatz scholar Peter Jelavich
Program notes on container insert include an essay "He who lives in a human skin" by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, "The cities of humanity and the human soul" reflections by Fassbinder on Döblin's novel, an essay "You've no right to exist" by German author Thomas Steinfeld on the novel, "Black and white in color" an interview with Schwarzenberger, film chapter titles, and notes on the digital transfer process
Credits Cinematography, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra ; art director, Harry Baer ; editor, Julianne Lorenz ; costume design, Barbara Baum
Cast Günter Lamprecht, Karlheinz Braun, Hanna Schygulla, Claus Holm, Franz Buchrieser, Gottfried John, Barbara Sukowa, Günther Kaufman, Ivan Desny
Notes DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
In German, with optional English subtitles
Subject Berlin (Germany) -- Moral conditions -- Drama.
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
Drama.
Author Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1945-1982.
Lamprecht, Günter, 1930-
Braun, Karlheinz, 1932-
Schygulla, Hanna, 1943-
Holm, Claus, 1918-1996.
Buchrieser, Franz, 1937-
John, Gottfried, 1942-2014.
Sukowa, Barbara, 1950-
Kaufman, Günther, 1947-
Desny, Ivan.
Döblin, Alfred, 1878-1957.
Lorenz, Juliane.
Hartl, Hans-Dieter.
Jelavich, Peter.
ISBN 1934121983
9781934121986
Other Titles Punishment begins
How is one to live if one doesn't want to die
Hammer blow to the head can injure the soul
Handful of people in the depths of silence
Reaper with the power of our lord
Love has its price
Remember- an oath can be amputated
Sun warms the skin, but burns it sometimes too
About the eternities between the many and the few
Loneliness tears cracks of madness even in walls
Knowledge is power and the early bird catches the worm
Serpent in the soul of the serpent
Outside and the inside and the secret of fear of the secret
Fassbinder's 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'
Notes on the Making of 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'
Berlin Alexanderplatz remastered
He who lives in a human skin
Cities of humanity and the human soul
You've no right to exist
Black and white in color