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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Germany, German, 90 mins

Original Title

Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs
  • Director: Phil Jutzi
  • Writer: Alfred Döblin
  • Producer: Arnold Pressburger; William A. Szekeley

CGiii Comment

If the thought of sitting through the 15 hour version is unappealing - then, these 90 minutes will give you an insight as to what you would not be missing.

Nostalgia and history in one of the first German talkies.

Important for that fact alone.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful. The thug Reinhold wants Biberkopf to join his gang. When that fails, Reinhold involves him against his will in a crime. While Franz protest to this, Reinhold pushes him out of the car. Franz is seriously injured and loses an arm. After his recovery, he works voluntarily for Reinhold. For a short time Franz lives a life of luxury.

Cast & Characters

Heinrich George as Franz Biberkopf;
Maria Bard as Cilly;
Margarete Schlegel as Sonja / Mieze;
Bernhard Minetti as Reinhold;
Gerhard Bienert as Klempner-Karl;
Albert Florath as Pums;
Paul Westermeier as Henschke;
Oskar Hocker; Hans Deppe as Gast bei Henschke;
Kathe Haack as Schwester Paula;
Julius Falkenstein as Dieb;
Jakob Tiedtke as Gast bei Henschke;
Siegfried Berisch;
Arthur Mainzer;
Karel Stepanek

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