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Fabian: Going to the Dogs Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde

  Dominik Graf

  Germany     176 minutes


Berlin, 1931. Young and dynamic flâneur Jakob Fabian (Tom Schilling) spends his days writing copy for cigarette advertisements. At night, he hops from brothel to bar and back again with a rowdy cast of friends, artists, and colleagues—until a romance with aspiring actress Cornelia (Saskia Rosendahl) prompts him to reconsider the empty decadence of his hedonistic way of life. Evoking the Weimar era in blistering and joyously frenetic style, director Dominik Graf adapts Erich Kästner’s novel into a sprawling, passionate love story set against the backdrop of societal freefall as the Nazi era looms on the horizon.

 German with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 23 @ 4:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits

  •   Felix von Boehm
  •   Constantin Lieb & Dominik Graf. (Freely adapted from the novel of the same name by Erich Kästner).
  •   Claudia Wolscht
  •   Hanno Lentz
  •   Tom Schilling, Saskia Rosendahl, Albrecht Schuch
  •   Lupa Film
  •   https://www.kinolorber.com/film/view/id/4973


Cultural Partner

Logo: Goethe Institut 62x100Logo: German Film Office 141x125