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Berlin Symphony (2002)

Berlin - Sinfonie einer Großstadt (original title)

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11 April 2002 (Germany) See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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Version of Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927) See more »

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A cosmic zoom-in über post-modern Berlin
8 October 2002 | by jgcorreaSee all my reviews

Like its predecessor, Ruttmann's 'Berlin, Symphony of a Great City,' which it pays homage to, this is a film about the city itself as a huge living, breathing organism. Again, it violates the main principles of the documentary school by showing rather beautiful b&w images than important things. Its documentary value seems evident, though. This is a symphonic cascade of documentary images, in the manner of 'Koyaanisqatsi,' 'Manniskor i stad' and so forth. It is fascinating just to see what the people, clothing, uniforms, vehicles, streets, parks, restaurants, shops, theaters, nightclubs, and factories look like in this post-modern age of ours. The brutal, Stockhausen-like musical score is vitally important to bring this film to life. Visually, quite an experience.


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