Berlin Babylon

Berlin Babylon

Deutschland 1996-2001, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt


Berlin Babylon


Berlin after the Wall came down. Observations on radical reconstruction of a city core. Images of the conflict between the thirst for demolition and the hunger for completion. Edited into a documentary vision. Since the Wall fell in 1989, the German capital has been trying to
overcome its catastrophic past, to restore the urban fabric destroyed
in the 20th century, to build as if life depended on it, and to cast
off the shadows of yesterday′s darkness. The film shows fascinating
images of a city in transition. It is the drama of real estate, of
money and power. Prominent architects, developers, politicians and
urban planners are seen at work.

No
interviews, no statements. The music provides the commentary. The
Babylonian fable of civilization, of the violence of construction,
lives on in reunited Berlin. The upheaval turns to stone.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Hubertus Siegert
Screenplay:Hubertus Siegert
Director of photography:Thomas Plenert, Ralf Dobrick, Thomas Frischhut, Lars Lenski, Franz Dach
Steadycam operator:Tilman Büttner
Editing:Peter Przygodda, Anne Schnee
Sound:Robert Gräf, Uve Haußig, Christian Wersuhn, Frank Dellé
Audio mixing:Martin Schinz
  
Cast: 
Angela Winkler
  
Production company:S.U.M.O. Filmproduktion (Berlin), Philip Gröning Filmproduktion (Düsseldorf)
Producer:Philip Gröning
Producer:Hubertus Siegert
Shoot:01.01.1996-31.12.2000: Berlin
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmbüro Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Mühlheim), Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam)
Length:2558 m, 93 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.03.2002, 90125, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 06.11.2004, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Berlin Babylon

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Original

Length:2558 m, 93 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.03.2002, 90125, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 06.11.2004, Arte