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Baal - Criterion Collection

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UPC: 715515213110
Product Condition: New
Formats: DVD
Complete Title: Baal
Synopsis: Volker Schlondorff transported Bertolt Brecht's 1918 debut play to contemporary West Germany for this vicious experiment in adaptation, seldom seen for nearly half a century. Oozing with brutish charisma, Rainer Werner Fassbinder embodies the eponymous anarchist poet, who feels himself cast out from bourgeois society and sets off on a schnapps-soaked rampage. Hewing faithfully to Brecht's text, Schlondorff juxtaposes the theatricality of the prose with bare-bones, handheld 16 mm camera work, which gives immediacy to this savage story of rebellion. Featuring a supporting cast of Fassbinder's troupe of theater actors as well as Margarethe von Trotta, Baal demonstrates the uncompromising nature of Schlondorff's vision and forged a path for New German Cinema.
Rating: Not Rated
Box Office: 0
Runtime: 84
Video Release Date: Mar 19, 2018
Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sigi Graue, Margarethe von Trotta, Gunther Neutze, Miriam Spoerri, Marian Seidowsky, Carla Aulaulu, Hanna Schygulla, Walter Sedlmayr, Gunther Kaufmann
Director: Volker Schlondorff
Genre: Foreign
Studio: Criterion Collection
Original Release: 2018
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