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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alaxanderplatz© Sommerhaus

March 11 - 31, 2022

Country: Germany
Year: 2020
Runtime: 183 min
Age Rating: 12
Genre: Drama
Director: Burhan Qurbani

In this visually stunning cinematic update of Alfred Döblin's classic novel, Francis, a refugee, arrives in Berlin with high hopes, promising that he will be a decent person, but finds the city and circumstances against him.

When a 30-year-old from Guinea-Bissau loses his wife and almost dies during his crossing to Europe, he promises to do everything better once he arrives. But as an illegal refugee of color without papers, he soon realises how difficult it is to live an honest life, and quickly gets caught up in the spiral of crime and chaos as he navigates Berlin’s treacherous underworld. Although he tries to stay on the right track as best he can, he is caught up again and again by bitter reality. The film depicts the artistic and gritty fate of one man, who represents so many others. A modern odyssey of the sober reality of migration....
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