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dionysus67's rating of the film Berlin Alexanderplatz

Opus magnum for Fassbinder and a protracted exposition of displaced sexualities. Weimar Germany's imploded lumpen psychology, a blend of atrophied hope and resentment, is magnified as Fassbinder reveals the phenomenology of the face (a riveting Lamrecht) and with it a Christological parable of the world's annihilation in the Brechtean and insane epilogue to this epic. (Sukowa as the puppet-like Mieze is astonishing!)