Call number: DVD-5417


Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt am Main, in co-operation with Studienprogramme des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich, Hallelujah-Film GmbH, Munich, 1969
Producer: Volker Schlöndorff
Screenplay: Volker Schlöndorff, from the play by Bertolt Brecht
Photography: Dietrich Lohmann
Production design: Hanna von Axmann Rezzori
Music: Klaus Doldinger

Baal		        Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Ekart		        Sigi Graue
Sophie		        Margarethe von Trotta
Mech		        Günther Neutze
Emilie, Mech's wife	Miriam Spoerri
Johannes	        Marian Seidowsky
Johanna	                Irmgard Paulis
Luise		        Hanna Schygulla
Young wife	        Carla Aulaulu
Mjurk		        Wilmut Borell
Woodcutters	        Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Peer Raben
Young lady	        Andrea Brüdern
Housewife	        Irm Hermann
Orgauer	                Günther Kaufmann
First sister	        Eva Pampuch
Pschierer	        Walter Sedlmayr
Young man	        Thomas Mahlo
Second sister	        Sabine von Maydell
Lupu		        András Fricsay Kali Son
Dr Philler	        Wilhelm Grasshoff
84 minutes
In German with optional English subtitles

Region code 1
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features Taken from a 2013 2K digital restoration, supervised by the director, Volker Schlöndorff
New English subtitle translation Interview with Volker Schlöndorff, 2 September 1973, broadcast in Le Ciné Club de la 2-ème chaîne, 4 minutes 57 seconds, in French with optional English subtitles
Interview with Volker Schlöndorff, recorded in Berlin on 12 February 2015 and broadcast in Fiction Factory as Le poète et le cineaste, directed by Robert Fischer, 48 minutes 4 seconds, in French with optional English subtitles
December 2017 interview with the filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta, 12 minutes, in German with English subtitles
November 2017 interview with the film historian Eric Rentschler, 17 minutes 25 seconds, in English
November 2017 conversation between the actor Ethan Hawke and the playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman about the play and the adaptation, 16 minutes 19 seconds, in English
10-page booklet with an essay by the critic Dennis Lim
Source The Criterion Collection, No. 914

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