Berlin Alexanderplatz - Limited Edition Box Set
Running Time: 902 minutes
Release Date: 23/07/2018
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.
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
Dolby 2.0 German
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Original novel - Alfred Döblin
Screenplay - Rainer Werner Fassbinder
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