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Berlin Alexanderplatz


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  Berlin Alexanderplatz Review
Tookey's Rating
4 /10
 
Average Rating
7.88 /10
 
Starring
Gunter Lamprecht , Gottfried John , Barbara Sukowa
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Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Written by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder from novel by Alfred Doblin

 
 
 
Released: 1983
   
Genre: DRAMA
REMAKE
FOREIGN
EPIC
   
Origin: West Germany
   
Length: 930
 
 


 

A pimp (Guntar Lamprecht) is released from jail and takes to the Berlin streets in the late 20s.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A portrait of a city, in much the same way as James Joyce's Ulysses depicted Dublin. Made for German TV in 14 episodes, this is an epic in the Germanic style: i.e. it sees its characters virtually throughout as victims. Xaver Schwarzenberger's cinematography is excellent, however. It's a remake of Phil Jutzi's 1931 film, which had the not inconsiderable merit of only running two hours.

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