As Andreas Dresen has demonstrated with his "Sommer vorm Balkon" ("Summer in Berlin"), Berlin house corners make for excellent locations for films. But, of course, the neighborhood crossings offer not only exciting stories but also enough material for documentaries such as Sobo Swobodnik's 2015 film, which will be released in cinemas now. Filmed consistently out of one window of the director's apartment, "Lebe schon lange hier" opens up a unique perspective, a personal view of the world around us and the time in which we live. Swobodnik sees his film as a "miniature symphony of a big city" - and the resemblance to Walther Ruttmann's silent film classic is of course intended. And much like "Berlin. Die Sinfonie der Großstadt" ("Berlin, Symphony of a City"), "Lebe schon lange hier" is a city portrait in form and content. However, where Ruttman employs a clear symphonic structure, Swobodnik's film works like a collage, using his own material and found footage, radio, television sound and a voice-over narrator (Clemens Schick), thus capturing the countless facets of Berlin in one place - a contemporary cinematic composition and even for non-Berliners an experience absolutely worth seeing.