Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani

Genre:
Drama ,
Year:
2018
Language:
German
Format:
183 minutes
Starring:
Welket Bungué
Jella Haase (KIDNAPPING STELLA)
Albrecht Abraham Schuch (SYSTEM CRASHER)
Joachim Krol (RUN LOLA RUN)
Directed by:
Burhan Qurbani (WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG)
Produced by:
Sommerhaus Filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF and Lemming Film
The timely adaptation of the bestselling novel.

As Francis gets washed up at a beach in Southern Europe, he swears an oath to God: From now on he wants to be a new, a better, a decent man. Soon after Francis finds himself in Berlin, where he realizes how hard it is to be righteous when you are an illegal refugee in Germany – without papers, without nation and without a work permit. When he receives an enticing offer from the charismatic German, Reinhold, to earn easy money, Francis initially resists the temptation, maintains his oath and stays away from Reinhold's shady dealings. But eventually he is sucked into Berlin's underworld and his life spirals out of control.

 

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