1920s Berlin. Dr. Jakob Fabian, who works by day in advertising for a cigarette company and by night wanders the streets of the city, falls in love with an actress. As her career begins to blossom, prospects for his future begin to wane.

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Dominik Graf

Writers:

Dominik Graf, Erich Kästner (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Tom Schilling ... Jakob Fabian
Saskia Rosendahl ... Cornelia Battenberg
Albrecht Schuch ... Stephan Labude
Meret Becker ... Irene Moll
Michael Wittenborn ... Judicial Council Labude
Petra Kalkutschke Petra Kalkutschke ... Mrs. Fabian
Elmar Gutmann Elmar Gutmann ... Mr. Fabian
Aljoscha Stadelmann ... Producer Makart
Anne Bennent ... Baroness Ruth Reiter
Eva Medusa Gühne ... Mrs. Hohfeld
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luise Aschenbrenner Luise Aschenbrenner ... Kulp
Thomas Dehler Thomas Dehler ... Detective Inspector Donath
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Berlin, 1931. A milieu between sublets and the underworld, where brothels are artists' studios, Nazis are yelling abuse in the streets and Babelsberg is dreaming of producing "psychological cinema". Life is surging, society is fermenting and corroding. As long as he still has a job, Jakob Fabian, who has a doctorate in German studies, writes advertising copy during the day and frequents the city's more outlandish establishments with Stephan Labude at night. While his friend - who later confesses to having failed "in the subjects of life and profession" - is a go-getter when it comes to communism and sex, Fabian remains sober and distant. Without really believing in it, he is waiting for the "victory of decency". His love for Cornelia is the only thing that makes him question his ironic fatalism. She becomes a ray of hope in his crumbling existence. Written by jakkepoes

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Lupa Film

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 July 2021 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fabian: Going to the Dogs See more »

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1.37 : 1
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