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 s...
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|Edition:||Standard format (4:3).|
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|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.|
|Item Description:||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.
|Physical Description:||7 videodiscs (940 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (71 pages ; illustrations, color ; 19 cm).|
|Format:||DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono.|
|Production Credits:||Cinematography, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra ; art director, Harry Baer ; editor, Julianne Lorenz ; costume design, Barbara Baum|
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PN1995.9.F6736 B475 2006
|PN1995.9.F6736 B475 2006||Available Place a Hold|