Tom Schilling in 3-Hour 'Fabian: Going to the Dogs' Official US Trailer
by Alex Billington
January 17, 2022
"And what comes after ruin?" Kino Lorber has revealed the official US trailer for an acclaimed German film titled Fabian: Going to the Dogs, which originally premiered at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival last year. This 3-hour long feature already opened in Germany last fall and earned quite a bit of good buzz despite the extensive running time. Adapted from the classic German novel of the same name set in 1930s Berlin. Dr. Jakob Fabian, who works by day in advertising for a cigarette company and by night wanders the streets of the city, falls in love with an actress. As her career begins to blossom, prospects for his future begin to wane as layoffs hit the city and other problems begin to appear before WWII. "Veteran German director Dominik Graf (Beloved Sisters) wowed audiences at the Berlin Film Festival with this dazzling adaptation of Erich Kästner's classic of Weimar literature, set amid the twilight hedonism of pre-Nazi Germany." Starring Tom Schilling as Fabian, with a cast including Saskia Rosendahl, Albrecht Schuch, Meret Becker, and Michael Wittenborn. I've heard plenty of great things about this film and plan on giving it a watch soon.
Here's the official US trailer (+ posters) for Dominik Graf's Fabian: Going to the Dogs, from YouTube:
Berlin, 1931. Jakob Fabian works in the advertising department of a cigarette factory by day and drifts through bars, brothels and artist studios with his wealthy and debauched friend Labude by night. When Fabian meets the beautiful and confident Cornelia, he manages to shed his pessimistic attitude for a brief moment and falls in love. Not long after, he falls to the great wave of layoffs sweeping the city, plunging him back into a depression, while Cornelia's career as an actress is taking off thanks to her wealthy boss & admirer – an arrangement Fabian finds difficult to accept. But it’s not just his world that is falling apart… Fabian: Going to the Dogs, also known as Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde in German, is directed by German filmmaker Dominik Graf, director of many films including The Second Face, The Cat, Tiger Löwe Panther, The Gamblers, The Invincibles, A Map of the Heart, The Red Cockatoo, Beloved Sisters, and The Blue Room previously, and lots of TV work as well. The screenplay is by Dominik Graf and Constantin Lieb, adapted from Erich Kästner's novel of the same name. Kino Lorber will debut Fabian: Going to the Dogs in select US theaters (NY only) starting February 11th, 2022 (heading to LA on March 4th). Want to watch?
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