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Baal (1970)

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Comedy Drama 19701h 27m

Volker Schlöndorff transposes Bertolt Brecht’s late-expressionist work to latter-day 1969. Poet and anarchist Baal lives in an attic and reads his poems to cab drivers. At first feted and later rejected by bourgeois society, Baal roams through forests and along motorways, greedy for schnapps, cigarettes, women and men: ‘You have to let out the beast, let him out into the sunlight.’ After impregnating a young actress he soon comes to regard her as a millstone round his neck. He stabs a friend to death and dies alone. ‘You are useless, mangy and wild, you beast, you crawl through the lowest boughs of the tree.’Baal featuring Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Sigi Graue is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and available for rent or purchase on iTunes. It's a comedy and drama movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.5 (677 votes).

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#123,994 Ranked Movie

#1502 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#4165 Ranked in Adaptation Movies

#30630 Ranked in Comedy Movies

Baal has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.5 (677 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Volker Schlöndorff transposes Bertolt Brecht’s late-expressionist work to latter-day 1969. Poet and anarchist Baal lives in an attic and reads his poems to cab drivers. At first feted and later rejected by bourgeois society, Baal roams through forests and along motorways, greedy for schnapps, cigarettes, women and men: ‘You have to let out the beast, let him out into the sunlight.’ After impregnating a young actress he soon comes to regard her as a millstone round his neck. He stabs a friend to death and dies alone. ‘You are useless, mangy and wild, you beast, you crawl through the lowest boughs of the tree.’

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 1h 27m

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Related Genres: ComedyDrama
Related Tags: Adaptation
Country of origin: Germany
Available to watch on: The Criterion ChannelKanopy
Original Release Date: Jan 7, 1970