Film Screening: Berlin Alexanderplatz Remastered

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s controversial, fifteen-hour-plus Berlin Alexanderplatz was his most prolific work. Don’t miss screenings of part 2 and 3 of this iconic masterpiece at the Goethe Institut in Parkwood. 

What Is It?

The Goethe-Institut remastered Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s immersive epic, Berlin Alexanderplatz in 2007. The controversial fifteen-hour film follows the hulking, childlike ex-convict Franz Biberkopf (Günter Lamprecht).  Amid the corrosive urban landscape of 1920s Weimar-era Germany, he attempts to “become an honest soul”. With equal parts cynicism and humanity, Fassbinder’s epic details a mammoth portrait of a common man struggle to survive. The 14-part miniseries was originally broadcast in 1980. Watch it over the coming months at The Goethe-Institut South Africa’s monthly film screening events.

Berlin Alexanderplatz is in German with English subtitles. Entrance to the screening is free, with drinks and snacks being served.

When Is It?

Monday, 29 July 2019 at 19:00 – 22:00.

Where Is It?

Goethe Institut South Africa, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free. But, please RSVP to by Friday, 26 July 2019.

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2019-07-29 00:00:00 2019-07-29 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg Film Screening: Berlin Alexanderplatz Remastered 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.

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