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.

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Fabian (2021)

Unrated

Romance/Drama · 2h 56m · 5/28/2021

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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.

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Status

Released

Language

German

Country

Germany

Production Companies

Lupa Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)

Revenue

$40,661
Cast
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Tom Schilling

Jakob Fabian
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Saskia Rosendahl

Cornelia Battenberg
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Albrecht Schuch

Stephan Labude
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Meret Becker

Irene Moll
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Michael Wittenborn

Judicial Council Labude
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Petra Kalkutschke

Mrs. Fabian
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Elmar Gutmann

Mr. Fabian
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Aljoscha Stadelmann

Producer Makart
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Anne Bennent

Baroness Ruth Reiter
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Eva Medusa Gühne

Mrs. Hohfeld
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Luise Aschenbrenner

Kulp
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Thomas Dehler

Detective Inspector Donath
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Lisa Hoffmann

Klein Elschen
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Kris Kwiat

Reichswehrsoldat - Freund von Frau Moll (AR) [NR]
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Damian Thüne

Kriminalassistent
Crew
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Dominik Graf

Director
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Dominik Graf

Writer
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Erich Kästner

Writer
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Constantin Lieb

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Fabian: Going to the Dogs

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

4/12/2022

Disc Title Front Cover

Fabian: Going to the Dogs

(Blu-ray)

4/12/2022

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