How the Berlin Worker Lives

(Zeitprobleme: Wie der Berliner Arbeiter wohnt)

Germany, 1930, 12 min, b&w
No dialogue
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This short documentary, meant to be the first in a series on current issues, was Slatan Dudow’s first film. As it turned out, it was also the last one made for this series. Dudow shot his film in the streets and courtyards of Berlin. The film aesthetic and editing style he later used in Kuhle Wampe, or Who Owns the World? (1932) are already notable in this documentary.


The film was digitally restored by the DEFA Film Library and is available for purchase as a special feature on the DVD of Kuhle Wampe.

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