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Berlin Alexanderplatz (Ep.4-7)

Local title
Berliin, Alexanderplatz (Osad 4-7)
Original title
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Country
Germany, Italy
Year
1980
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Genre
/mängufilm/

Part 4: Eine Handvoll Menschen in der Tiefe der Stille (59 min.)

Part 5: Ein Schnitter mit der Gewalt vom lieben Gott (59 min.)

Part 6: Eine Liebe, das kostet immer viel (58 min.)

Part 7: Merke - einen Schwur kann man amputieren (58 min.)

“About twenty years ago – I was just fourteen, maybe fifteen, and afflicted by an almost murderous puberty – I came across Alfred Döblin’s ‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ during the course of my very un-academic, extremely personal literary journey, governed entirely by my own instinctive associations.“

This is how Rainer Werner Fassbinder remembers his first encounter with the novel from which he created his own 15½-hour television adaptation in 1979. Fassbinder biographer Michael Töteberg writes: “Unlike Döblin, Fassbinder does not provide us with a portrait of a metropolis so much as a dramatisation of a series of interiors: he gauges emotional areas of conflict and concentrates entirely on the relationships between Franz, Reinhold and Mieze, recognising in this constellation the scenario of his own life.

In BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ Fassbinder was coming to terms with his own life. The large cast of characters gave him the opportunity to incorporate as actors all the people who had crossed his path in real life.” In terms of daringness and cinematic prowess, Fassbinder’s Döblin adaptation remains a unique achievement in German television history. Fassbinder: “Once I’d finished filming BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ I said, o.k., now I‘ve mastered the craft.”

Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenwriter
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast
Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, Gottfried John, Franz Buchrieser, Claus Holm, Brigitte Mira, Karin Baal, Harry Baer, Wolfgang Bathke, Axel Bauer, Hark Bohm, Margit Carstensen, Ivan Desny, Annemarie Düringer, Lilo Eder, Adrian Hoven, Irm Hermann, Werner Schroeter
Producer
Peter Märthesheimer, Günter Rohrbach, Gunther Witte
DoP
Xaver Schwarzenberger
Editor
Franz Walsch (= Fassbinder), Juliane Lorenz
Runtime
Language
German

Screenings

Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening025025 / Berliin, Alexanderplatz (Osad 4-7)
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening021602 / Berliin, Alexanderplatz (Osad 4-7)
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration