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Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray (region A), 1972
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NOTE: This is a Region-A Blu-Ray which requires a region free Blu-Ray player.

Commissioned to make a working-class family drama for public television, up-and-coming director Rainer Werner Fassbinder took the assignment and ran, dodging expectations by depicting social realities in West Germany from a critical—yet far from cynical—perspective. Over the course of five episodes, the sprawling story tracks the everyday triumphs and travails of the young toolmaker Jochen (Gottfried John) and many of the people populating his world, including the woman he loves (Hanna Schygulla), his eccentric family, and his fellow workers, with whom he bands together to improve conditions on the factory floor. Rarely screened since its popular but controversial initial broadcast, Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day rates as a true discovery, one of Fassbinder’s earliest and most tender experiments with the possibilities of melodrama.

Special features:
New 2K digital restoration by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
“Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day”: A Series Becomes a Family Reunion, a 2017 documentary directed by Juliane Lorenz, featuring interviews with actors Hanna Schygulla, Irm Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, and Hans Hirschmüller
New interview with film scholar Jane Shattuc
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by scholar Moira Weigel

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  • Barcode: 715515222112
  • Language: German
  • Subtitle: English
  • Country: Germany
  • Studio: Criteron
  • Year: 1972
  • Screen ratio: Widescreen

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