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Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign


Margarethe Von Trotta

Hanna Schygulla

Volker Schlondorff

Volker Schlondorff

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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.