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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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  (in credits order)

Lou Reed ... Himself
Fernando Saunders ... Himself
Sharon Jones ... Herself
Antony Hegarty ... Himself (as Antony)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brooklyn Youth Chorus ... Themselves
Steve Hunter ... Himself

Emmanuelle Seigner ... Caroline
Tony Thunder Smith ... Himself
Rob Wasserman ... Himself

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
Gregor Tavenner .... key first 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
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
Canada:85 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of the great concert films, 16 September 2010
Author: william-t-archer from United States

Julian Schnabel might have been the most annoying New York artist of the Eighties, but he has really blossomed as a movie director. Concert films don't usually show much visual style, but here Schnabel has worked out a distinctive look for the movie that is entrancing without ever being intrusive or flashy-for-the-sake-of-flashiness. Of course, it helps that he's got a great series of songs to film: the Berlin album is one of those rock masterpieces that has grown over time, and it's almost reassuring to know that it was trashed by critics when it came out, since Lou Reed is so clearly having the last laugh on them now. Reed, as it turns out, has become an even more compelling camera subject than when he was young and a little too pretty for his own good. Here, he looks both ravaged and utterly determined to give every song his absolute best. It's bracing to see an artist who has sometimes thrown his talent away for the sake of looking cool now grab hold of the best he's got with such energy and devotion. There's weariness in his face, but no defeat, and Berlin's relentlessly downbeat lyrics remind us that, at its best, great rock music has always had the ability to take our losses and pain and make something beautiful out of them, without sugar-coating them with sentimentality or fake uplift.

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