Jakob Fabian, a young ad-man, spends his days working for a cigarette company and his nights wandering the streets of Berlin, where he falls in love with Cornelia, a beautiful actress. As her career begins to blossom, prospects for his future wane amid the twilight hedonism of pre-Nazi Germany.
A panoramic plunge into the dying days of the Weimar era, this epic romantic melodrama is the latest from German cinema’s best-kept secret, Dominik Graf. Vividly conjuring a doomed age of bohemian insouciance, Fabian examines the futility of resistance against the all-consuming vortex of history.
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