Berlin Alexanderplatz

Local title
Berliin, Alexanderplatz
Original title
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Director
Burhan Qurbani
Country
Germany, Netherlands, France, Canada
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
IN FOCUS: NEW GERMAN CINEMA
Genre
/mängufilm/

Burhan Qurbani has adapted the classic of German modernism in his third film in a most radical and furiously energetic way. Present-day Berlin treats a stateless person without a work permit just as mercilessly as the labourer Franz Biberkopf in Döblin’s classic novel.

Welket Bungué as Francis is the centre and heart of the film. Francis has survived his escape from West Africa, determined to live a regular life from now on. For a moment he seems to find happiness, before Berlin, presented like a stage for the present-day-world, swallows him up. An epic about hope and despair, about society and outsiders - awarded with 5 German film awards, among them for Albrecht Schuch as a so-called-friend, who will bring out the worst in Francis.

Director
Burhan Qurbani
Screenwriter
Martin Behnke, Burhan Qurbani
Cast
Welket Bungué, Jella Haase, Albrecht Schuch, Joachim Król, Annabelle Mandeng
Producer
Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
DoP
Yoshi Heimrath
Editor
Philipp Thomas
Runtime
Language
German, English

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Screenings

Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening040201 / Berliin, Alexanderplatz
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening045004 / Berliin, Alexanderplatz
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening052102 / Berliin, Alexanderplatz
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening060601 / Berliin, Alexanderplatz
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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