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.’

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:87 minutes
  • Release:1970
  • Language:German
  • Reference:Imdb
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Ville H (au) wrote: pomppii aikakausissa miten sattuu ja paljon paskanjauhantaa

John R (es) wrote: Is it a bad movie? Yes. Was it meant to be amazing? No way. It is meant to be a huge thank you to the fans for the game's tenth anniversary, and on that note, it succeeds beautifully.

Andy P (ag) wrote: Fittingly, the second installment is a lot more audacious and action packed; it plays out almost like a spy thriller, and a really well made one at that. Cassel once again delivers a superb turn as the bank robbing, jail-breaking hood, which might be lacking in characterisation or insight, but is more than made up for with it's scary realism.

Austin G (kr) wrote: I appreciate what this movie tries to do, but it's too... lame :/

Steve S (mx) wrote: ***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Quecuatl K (ru) wrote: Lots of potential, but it turned out god awful.

Chris O (gb) wrote: "One can take one's hospitality and shove it up one's arse!"

Mike K (it) wrote: Took me YEARS to track this movie down and when I finally did I was a little let down....... time-killer. C+

Jenn M (es) wrote: To be honest, I thought it was too long. This could have all been done in an hour and a half tops but sadly after about an hour of it, i found myself getting a bit bored and wondered what on Earth could happen in another whole hour. I've actually become a huge fan of John Wayne and loved him in this role as a a rather funny character. Based on his character alone, I'd give the movie 5 stars. But because of the length and Fabian's role, I deduct!

Jim T (ru) wrote: Cooper at his very best...

Zoe P (us) wrote: Best move ever can't stop watching it

Jim F (jp) wrote: Everybody is funny in this kind of bungling crime caper. Not sure who's character i liked the best