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Berlin Alexanderplatz


Most modern-day viewers are familiar with German author Alfred Doeblin's naturalistic novel Alfred Doeblin from its epic TV miniseries presentation, directed in 1980 by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The Doeblin work was previously filmed on the very brink of the Nazi takeover in 1933, with Heinrich George as the ex-convict protagonist. Yearning for respectability, George finds he cannot escape the influence of his old criminal cohorts...more