Baal (1968)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords 1960s, death, poetry, stage play, writer
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bertolt Brecht Source Material (from stage play: "Baal") 120786 4000001
Hellmut Haffner Producer n/a 3 3000003
Volker Schlondorff Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Dietrich Lohmann Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Peter Ettengruber Editor n/a 172 7000001
Hans Prescher Producer n/a 3 3000002
Volker Schlondorff Producer n/a 3 3000001
Margarethe Von Trotta Actor n/a 1 1000003
Sigi Graue Actor n/a 1 1000002
Hanna Schygulla Actor n/a 1 1000004
Marian Seidowsky Actor n/a 1 1000005
Volker Schlondorff Director n/a 2 2000001
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Actor n/a 1 1000001
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. 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.