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The Resource Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bavaria Film, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation präsentieren ; [produced by] Peter Märthesheimer... [et al.] ; [written and directed] von Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (videorecording)

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bavaria Film, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation präsentieren ; [produced by] Peter Märthesheimer... [et al.] ; [written and directed] von Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (videorecording)

Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Title
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Statement of responsibility
Bavaria Film, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation präsentieren ; [produced by] Peter Märthesheimer... [et al.] ; [written and directed] von Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
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
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra ; art director, Harry Baer ; editor, Julianne Lorenz ; costume design, Barbara Baum
Language note
In German, with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Günter Lamprecht, Karlheinz Braun, Hanna Schygulla, Claus Holm, Franz Buchrieser, Gottfried John, Barbara Sukowa, Günther Kaufman, Ivan Desny
Runtime
940
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
411
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bavaria Film, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation präsentieren ; [produced by] Peter Märthesheimer... [et al.] ; [written and directed] von Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet (71 p. ; ill., col. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format 4:3.
Extent
7 videodiscs (940 min.)
Isbn
9781934121986
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515026529
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1719D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn180688671
  • (OCoLC)180688671
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bavaria Film, Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation präsentieren ; [produced by] Peter Märthesheimer... [et al.] ; [written and directed] von Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet (71 p. ; ill., col. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format 4:3.
Extent
7 videodiscs (940 min.)
Isbn
9781934121986
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515026529
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1719D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn180688671
  • (OCoLC)180688671
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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