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42 Ratings

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Directed by Burhan Qurbani
Germany, Netherlands, 2020


Francis has survived his escape from West Africa. When he wakes up on a beach in the south of Europe, he is determined to live a regular, decent life from now on. But he winds up in present-day Berlin where a stateless person without a work permit is treated just as mercilessly as the labourer Franz

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Berlin Alexanderplatz Directed by Burhan Qurbani

Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

2020 | 5 wins including: Silver Lola

2020 | 6 nominations including: Best Direction

Critics reviews

Döblin’s literary innovations become gauche in Qurbani’s cinematic hands, with the film’s attempts at modernising the text coming across as overly forced, and the ending is given a ludicrously sentimental treatment that demolishes the logic of everything that precedes it.
April 26, 2020
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