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The Resource Berlin Alexanderplatz, (videorecording)

Berlin Alexanderplatz, (videorecording)

Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Title
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
Summary
Story of Franz Biberkof, a former transportation worker. When we first see Franz, he has just been 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 but forces in his environment, the influences of his cronies, the grinding poverty, the decay of society overwhelm him and he begins his duel with fate
Member of
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Writer and director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; cinematography, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra ; art director, Harry Baer ; editors, Julianne Lorenz ... [et al]
Date time place
Originally produced as motion picture for television in 1979-1980. Issued in 13 parts and an epilogue
Language note
In German with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Günter Lamprecht (Franz Biberkopf), Hanna Schygulla (Eva), Barbara Sukowa (Mieze), Gottfried John (Reinhold), Ivan Desny (Pums)
Runtime
940
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on Alfred Doblin's novel, set in pre-Nazi Berlin
  • Features: new high-definition digital transfer from the 2006 restoration by the Fassbinder Foundation and Bavaria Media, supervised and approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger ; two new documentaries by Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz; one featuring inteviews with the cast and crew (on disc six), the other on the restoration ; Hans-Dieter Hartl's 1980 documentary Notes on the Making of "Berlin Alexanderplatz" ; Phil Jutzi's 1931, ninety-minute film of Alfred Döblin's novel, from a screenplay co-written by Döblin himself ; new video interview with Peter Jelavich, author of Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture ; new and improved English subtitle translation ; plus a book featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections from Fassbinder, an interview with Schwarzenberger, and German author Thomas Steinfeld on the novel
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn180688671
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
7 videodiscs (940 min.)
Isbn
9781934121986
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515026529
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 411
  • CC1719D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)180688671
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Berlin Alexanderplatz, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on Alfred Doblin's novel, set in pre-Nazi Berlin
  • Features: new high-definition digital transfer from the 2006 restoration by the Fassbinder Foundation and Bavaria Media, supervised and approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger ; two new documentaries by Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz; one featuring inteviews with the cast and crew (on disc six), the other on the restoration ; Hans-Dieter Hartl's 1980 documentary Notes on the Making of "Berlin Alexanderplatz" ; Phil Jutzi's 1931, ninety-minute film of Alfred Döblin's novel, from a screenplay co-written by Döblin himself ; new video interview with Peter Jelavich, author of Berlin Alexanderplatz: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture ; new and improved English subtitle translation ; plus a book featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections from Fassbinder, an interview with Schwarzenberger, and German author Thomas Steinfeld on the novel
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn180688671
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
7 videodiscs (940 min.)
Isbn
9781934121986
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515026529
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 411
  • CC1719D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)180688671
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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