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Lou Reed's 2006 live concert performance of his 1973 concept album "Berlin", filmed over five nights at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Lou Reed ... Himself
Fernando Saunders ... Himself
Sharon Jones ... Herself
Antony Hegarty ... Himself (as Antony)
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus ... Themselves
Steve Hunter ... Himself

Emmanuelle Seigner ... Caroline
Tony Thunder Smith ... Himself
Rob Wasserman ... Himself
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Directed by
Julian Schnabel 
 
Produced by
Gwen Bialic .... line producer
Stanley F. Buchthal .... executive producer
Maya Kamila Hoffmann .... executive producer (as Maya Hoffmann)
Jon Kilik .... producer
Ann Ruark .... co-producer
Tom Sarig .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lou Reed 
 
Cinematography by
Ellen Kuras 
 
Film Editing by
Benjamin Flaherty 
 
Production Management
John Merchant .... unit manager
Daniel Wagner .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Fischer .... second assistant director
Jesse Nye .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bryan Dembinski .... sound recordist
John Harris .... sound
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastián Almeida .... assistant camera
Carlos Omar Guerra .... camera operator
James Klayer .... camera loader
Ellen Kuras .... camera operator
Charles Libin .... camera operator
John C. Nadeau .... gaffer
Craig Pecchia .... assistant camera
Declan Quinn .... camera operator
Christopher Raymond .... assistant camera
Brandon Sumner .... assistant camera
Dana Turken .... camera loader
Rebecca Venezia .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
 
Editorial Department
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Florence Holdeman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Hal Willner .... music producer
 
Other crew
Mary Cybulski .... script supervisor
Alexander Hammer .... office assistant
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
John Merchant .... assistant to post-production coordinator
Patrick Sarni .... office assistant
Atilla Salih Yücer .... key production assistant
 
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Jonathan Bell .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Lou Reed's Berlin" - Australia (DVD title), New Zealand (English title) (DVD title), USA (promotional title)
"Lou Reed: Berlin" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for brief language
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Canada:85 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
For The Fans, Mostly., 26 July 2008
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

This is a film of Lou Reed performing his 1973 album "Berlin", along with images in the background of actress Emmanuelle Seigner (different ones, not a continuous film). On stage there is a great band (Fernando Saunders and Tony Smith are a great rhythm section), but the revelation is guitarist Steve Hunter, who was the main player on "Berlin". Where has he been lately, he still sounds great. There are also string and horn players, as well as a choir. If you're a fan of Lou's, you'll like this. If you aren't, you'll appreciate the musicianship, but not the music. Lou Reed is such an indifferent performer. As a longtime fan (I was too young for the Velvets, but know him from "Street Hassle" on), I've always felt that Lou plays it way too straight. He is just not that dynamic, its not like watching Springsteen, Billy Joel, i.e. artists that sound like the music greatly moves them. This detracts from the power of "Berlin". Steve Hunter provides most of the great guitar work (Lou is a great rhythm guitar player, so that makes sense), and I did appreciate this film. Particularly, "How Do You Think It Feels" and "The Bed" sound great with this group, but you'll never be able to replicate the harrowing "The Kids" live. If you've heard the studio version, you'll know what I mean. So, this is it: Dust off your copy of "Berlin", then watch this film. If you're a fan, you'll like it a lot. If you aren't, this won't convert you. You can still appreciate the music, though. I liked it. Its meant to be played loud.

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