Berlin Alexanderplatz

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

Year 2020
Runtime 183 mins
Language German
Subtitles English
Alberta Premiere
Availability
  • Online Only
  • Availability: May 20 - 23
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CIFF’s Global Perspectives Series is a monthly global cinema series running January - June 2021.

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ streams online May 20 - 23

An African immigrant struggles to make a new life for himself in the big city in director-co-writer Burhan Qurbani's audacious, neon-lit reinterpretation of Alfred Döblin's 1929 novel.

After surviving his perilous journey, Francis vows to be a good man, but he soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany-- without papers, without a nationality, and without a work permit. When he receives an enticing offer for easy money from the psychopathic gangster Reinhold (Albrecht Schuch), Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually he is sucked into Berlin's underworld as his life spirals out of control.

RATING TBD

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Countries

Germany
Awards
German Film Awards
Best Film - Nominated
Best Lead Actor - Nominated
Best Supporting Actress - Nominated
Best Supporting Actor - WON
Best Screenplay - Nominated
Best Cinematography - WON
Best Production Design - WON
Best Score - WON
Best Visual Effects - Nominated
Director
Burhan Qurbani
Producer
Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach, Leif Alexis
Screenwriter
Burhan Qurbani, Martin Behnke
Cinematographer
Yoshi Heimrath
Editor
Philipp Thomas
Music
Dascha Dauenhauer
Cast
Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Joachim Krol