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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Synopsis
Fassbinder’s television serialisation of Alfred Döblin’s novel ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’, made in 13 parts plus epilogue. It tells the story of Franz Biberkopf who, on his release from prison, is confronted with the poverty, unemployment, crime and burgeoning Nazism of 1920s Germany.

The DVD is the result of a restoration project overseen by the original editor.
The 6-DVD set includes160 mins of special features: Making-of; A Mega-Movie and its Story; The Restoration - Before and After; Stills and Production Photo Gallery; The Original Recaps; Berlinale 2007 trailer.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Year of release
2007
Year of production
1980
Subjects
German studies; Media studies
Keywords
Berlin; Döblin, Alfred; Fassbinder, Rainer Werner; literature - German; Nazi Germany; television drama

Credits

Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£54.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
910 minutes
Year
2007

Production Company

Name

Bavaria Atelier GmbH

Name

RAI

Sponsor

Name

Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Distributor (Sale)

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
A UK DVD distributor of celebrated classics and cult cinema from around the world, as well as some television titles. Sale via retail outlets.

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