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The Resource Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bavaria Media GmbH ; written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (videorecording)

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bavaria Media GmbH ; written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (videorecording)

Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Title
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Statement of responsibility
Bavaria Media GmbH ; written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
ger
Summary
After spending four years in prison for killing his girlfriend, lumbering man-child Franz Biberkopf is finally released back into society. He wants to stay honest now he has left jail, but it is tough in the Alexanderplatz section of Berlin. After failing to succeed in several 'regular' jobs, he falls in with some old cohorts and an on-again, off-again association with thugs. Post-war society is crumbling, and it appears that nothing will bring it back. Originally made for television, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a prototype for the modern long-form drama, grandfather to Tony and the Sopranos
Member of
Cataloging source
CHS
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally broadcast on German television in 1980
Dewey number
791.45/72
Language note
Includes audio tracks in German with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.B4755
LC item number
B4755 2007
PerformerNote
Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser, Gottfried John
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
411
Technique
live action
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bavaria Media GmbH ; written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alfred Döblin
  • Features: new high-definition digital transfer from the 2006 restoration by the Fassbinder Foundation and Bavaria Media, two new documentaries by Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz (one featuring interviews with the cast and crew, the other on the restoration), documentary "Notes on the making of 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'" (1980) by Hans-Dieter Hartl, film "Berlin Alexanderplatz" (1931) directed by Phil Jutzi and screenplay by Alfred Döblin, new video interview with Peter Jelavich (author of "Berlin Alexanderplatz: radio, film, and the death of Weimar culture"), new and improved English subtitle translation, booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections from Fassbinder, an interview with Schwarzenberger, and German author Thomas Steinfeld on the novel
  • Subtitled in English
Accompanying material
1 booklet (71 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc One
  • I. Die
  • strafe beginnt = The punishment begins
  • (86 min.) -- II.
  • Wie soll man leben, wenn man nicht sterben will = How is one to live if one doesn't want to die?
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Two
  • III.
  • Ein Hammer auf den Kopf kann die Seele verletzen = A hammer blow to the head can injure the soul
  • (62 min.) -- IV. Eine
  • handvoll menschen in der tiefe der stille = A handful of people in the depths of silence
  • (62 min.) -- V. Ein
  • schnitter mit der gewalt vom lieben Gott = A reaper with the power of our Lord
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Three
  • VI
  • Eine Liebe, das kostet immer viel = Love has its price
  • (62 min.) -- VII
  • Merke--einen schwur kann man amputieren = Remember--an oath can be amputated
  • (62 min.) -- VIII Die
  • sonne wärmt die haut, die sie manchmal verbrennt = The suns warms the skin, but burns it sometimes too
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Four IX.
  • Von den ewigkeiten zwischen den vielen und den wenigen = About the eternities between the many and the few
  • (62 min.) -- X.
  • Einsamkeit reißt auch in mauern risse des irrsinns = Loneliness tears cracks of madness even in walls
  • (62 min.) -- XI.
  • Wissen ist macht und morgenstund hat gold im mund = Knowledge is power and the early bird catches the worm
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Five
  • XII. Die
  • Schlange in der Seele der Schlange = The serpent in the soul of the serpent
  • (62 min.) -- XIII. Das
  • äußere und das innere und das geheimnis der angst vor dem geheimnis = The outside and the inside and the secret of fear of the secret
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Six
  • Fassbinder, Berlin Alexanderplatz, 14-Mein Traum vom Traum des Franz Biberkopf von Alfred Döblin: Ein Epilog = Fassbinder, Berlin Alexanderplatz, 14-my dream of the dream of the Franz Biberkopf by Alfred Döblin: An Epilog
  • (117 min.)
  • Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz: a mega movie and its story
  • Bavaria Film International ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; a film by Juliane Lorenz
  • (2007) (65 min.)
  • Südefilm A.-G. zeigt ; [director, Phil Jutzi; screenplay by Alfred Döblin]
  • (1931) (84 min.)
  • Peter Jelavich Interview
  • (2007) (24 min.)
  • Disc Seven the supplements
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz: Beobachtungen bei dreharbeiten = Notes on the making of Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Bavaria Film International, eine produktion des Bayerischen Rundfunks ; von Hans-Dieter Hartl ; sprecher, Rainer Buck
  • (1979) (44 min.)
  • Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz remastered: Beobachtungen bei der restauration = Notes on the restoration
  • von Juliane Lorenz
  • (2006) (32 min.)
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz: Die geschichte Franz Biberkopf = Berlin Alexanderplatz: the story of Franz Biberkopf
Control code
sky221953627
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
7 videodiscs (approximately 940 min.)
Isbn
9781934121986
Lccn
2007024992
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515026529
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1719D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2375418
  • a2375418
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bavaria Media GmbH ; written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Alfred Döblin
  • Features: new high-definition digital transfer from the 2006 restoration by the Fassbinder Foundation and Bavaria Media, two new documentaries by Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz (one featuring interviews with the cast and crew, the other on the restoration), documentary "Notes on the making of 'Berlin Alexanderplatz'" (1980) by Hans-Dieter Hartl, film "Berlin Alexanderplatz" (1931) directed by Phil Jutzi and screenplay by Alfred Döblin, new video interview with Peter Jelavich (author of "Berlin Alexanderplatz: radio, film, and the death of Weimar culture"), new and improved English subtitle translation, booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections from Fassbinder, an interview with Schwarzenberger, and German author Thomas Steinfeld on the novel
  • Subtitled in English
Accompanying material
1 booklet (71 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc One
  • I. Die
  • strafe beginnt = The punishment begins
  • (86 min.) -- II.
  • Wie soll man leben, wenn man nicht sterben will = How is one to live if one doesn't want to die?
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Two
  • III.
  • Ein Hammer auf den Kopf kann die Seele verletzen = A hammer blow to the head can injure the soul
  • (62 min.) -- IV. Eine
  • handvoll menschen in der tiefe der stille = A handful of people in the depths of silence
  • (62 min.) -- V. Ein
  • schnitter mit der gewalt vom lieben Gott = A reaper with the power of our Lord
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Three
  • VI
  • Eine Liebe, das kostet immer viel = Love has its price
  • (62 min.) -- VII
  • Merke--einen schwur kann man amputieren = Remember--an oath can be amputated
  • (62 min.) -- VIII Die
  • sonne wärmt die haut, die sie manchmal verbrennt = The suns warms the skin, but burns it sometimes too
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Four IX.
  • Von den ewigkeiten zwischen den vielen und den wenigen = About the eternities between the many and the few
  • (62 min.) -- X.
  • Einsamkeit reißt auch in mauern risse des irrsinns = Loneliness tears cracks of madness even in walls
  • (62 min.) -- XI.
  • Wissen ist macht und morgenstund hat gold im mund = Knowledge is power and the early bird catches the worm
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Five
  • XII. Die
  • Schlange in der Seele der Schlange = The serpent in the soul of the serpent
  • (62 min.) -- XIII. Das
  • äußere und das innere und das geheimnis der angst vor dem geheimnis = The outside and the inside and the secret of fear of the secret
  • (62 min.)
  • Disc Six
  • Fassbinder, Berlin Alexanderplatz, 14-Mein Traum vom Traum des Franz Biberkopf von Alfred Döblin: Ein Epilog = Fassbinder, Berlin Alexanderplatz, 14-my dream of the dream of the Franz Biberkopf by Alfred Döblin: An Epilog
  • (117 min.)
  • Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz: a mega movie and its story
  • Bavaria Film International ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; a film by Juliane Lorenz
  • (2007) (65 min.)
  • Südefilm A.-G. zeigt ; [director, Phil Jutzi; screenplay by Alfred Döblin]
  • (1931) (84 min.)
  • Peter Jelavich Interview
  • (2007) (24 min.)
  • Disc Seven the supplements
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz: Beobachtungen bei dreharbeiten = Notes on the making of Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Bavaria Film International, eine produktion des Bayerischen Rundfunks ; von Hans-Dieter Hartl ; sprecher, Rainer Buck
  • (1979) (44 min.)
  • Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz remastered: Beobachtungen bei der restauration = Notes on the restoration
  • von Juliane Lorenz
  • (2006) (32 min.)
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz: Die geschichte Franz Biberkopf = Berlin Alexanderplatz: the story of Franz Biberkopf
Control code
sky221953627
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
7 videodiscs (approximately 940 min.)
Isbn
9781934121986
Lccn
2007024992
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515026529
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1719D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2375418
  • a2375418
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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