Fabian: Going to the Dogs

We’re thrown into 1930s Germany. An educated academic named Dr. Jakob Fabian works for a cigarette company during the day and at night he walks the city streets, visiting brothels. He is a distant type who falls in love with Cornelia, a lawyer who has ambitions to become an actress. As her career begins to blossom, the prospects for his future begin to wane. Despite a runtime of almost three hours, director Dominik Graf engages you in an spellbinding story where he uses multiple techniques (archive material, split screens and different recording methods). This is a romantic melodrama with the backdrop of the unstoppable rise of Nazism.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Fabian: Going to the Dogs
  • Director
    Dominik Graf
  • Producer
    Felix von Boehm
  • Writers
    Erich Kästner, Dominik Graf, Constantin Lieb
  • Photo
    Hanno Lentz
  • Actors
    Tom Schilling, Albrecht Schuch, Saskia Rosendahl, Meret Becker, Eva Medusa Gühne
  • Playtime
    2 h 56 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Germany
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    ARTE, Amilux Film, Lupa Film, Studio Babelsberg, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment