Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Retrospective

Alexanderplatz überrumpelt

Alexanderplatz Unawares

These fragments of a documentary film project by Peter Pewas about Berlin’s Alexanderplatz show the neon signs on the big department stores, but also children playing unsupervised amid the rubble of vacant lots, passers-by trudging hurriedly through the slush, and a torchlight procession of Nazi storm troopers – a heterogeneous social reality. The film was never completed because the director was arrested by the Gestapo and the footage seized.

by
Peter Pewas

Germany 1932-34

Without dialogue

8 min · Black/White · 35 mm

Fragment

Crew

Director
Peter Pewas

Film Print: Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin