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    Added on: 20/7/2018 14:11
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    Berlin Alexanderplatz - Limited Edition Box Set

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 902 minutes
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    Content Type: TV Series

    Maestro of cinema Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s magnum opus, the captivating 15-hour odyssey Berlin Alexanderplatz makes its Blu-ray debut as a stunning limited edition box set thanks to Second Sight.

    Starting life as a German miniseries and weighing in at a some 900-plus minutes, Berlin Alexanderplatz has been described as the longest film ever made. Adapted and directed by Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, it originally aired on TV in 1980. 

    Franz Biberkopf is an unforgettable man: good-natured, soft, tender, but also hard, violent and brutal. Released from prison following a four-year sentence for the manslaughter of his girlfriend, he plans to make a new start and a decent life for himself. But a chaotic, decadent Berlin of the 1920s is not the easiest place for an ex-con to go straight and work is hard to come by. When Franz becomes fascinated by Reinhold, a psychotic small-time crook, he is soon drawn back into a world he cannot escape.

    Special Features:
    Limited edition deluxe box set (2000 copies only)
    'Fassbinder: Love Without Demands’ - The acclaimed 2015 feature length documentary by Christian Braad Thomsen
    An appreciation by writer and critic Tony Rayns
    Berlin Alexanderplatz - A Visual Essay by Daniel Bird
    ‘A Mega Movie and it’s Story’ documentary by Juliane Lorenz
    'The Restoration' documentary including ‘before and after’
    The Original Recaps
    Berlinale 2007 trailer
    60 page perfect bound booklet featuring new essay by Cahiers Du Cinema’s Stephane du Mesnildot and archive material by Wim Wenders, Thomas Elsasser and Christian Braad Thomsen

    Video Tracks:
    Fullscreen 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby 2.0 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Written By:

    Günter Lamprecht
    Margit Carstensen
    Elisabeth Trissenaar
    Karin Baal
    Franz Buchrieser

    Soundtrack By:
    Peer Raben

    Director of Photography:
    Xaver Schwarzenberger

    Juliane Lorenz

    Costume Designer:
    Barbara Baum

    Visual Effects:
    Theo Nischwitz

    Second Sight

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