Berlin Alexanderplatz

Germany, Netherlands 2020
Soninke, Portuguese, German ja English, with English subtitles
183 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Burhan Qurbani
Screenplay: Burhan Qurbani and Martin Behnke based on Alfred Döblin's novel
Cast: Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Annabelle Mandeng
Production: Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube Fabian Maubauch / Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Lemming Film, ARTE
Print Source: Scanbox Entertainment

This is the story of Francis (Welket Bungué), who comes to Berlin and tries as best as he can to lead a life of a decent person. But his living conditions as a stateless refugee do not make things easy. He meets a shady Reinhold (Albrecht Schuch) and falls in love with Mieze (Jella Haase). The lives of these three characters intertwine and lead them to a shared bleak destiny. Three times Francis will fail – and three times he will pick himself up, starting over and over again until he finally breaks down and is reborn as a new man.

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