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by Burhan Qurbani


As Francis, 30, the only survivor of an illegal crossing from Africa, awakes 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, 31, 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.

international title: Berlin Alexanderplatz
original title: Berlin Alexanderplatz
country: Germany, Netherlands
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Burhan Qurbani
film run: 140'
release date: DE 16/04/2020
screenplay: Martin Behnke, Burhan Qurbani
cast: Jella Haase, Martin Wuttke, Albrecht Schuch, Nils Verkooijen, Joachim Król, Lukhanyo Bele, Welket Bungué, Lena Schmidtke, Benny O.-Arthur, Mira Elisa Goeres
cinematography by: Yoshi Heimrath
film editing: Philipp Thomas
art director: Yvonne von Krockow
costumes designer: Anna Wübber
music: Dascha Dauenhauer
producer: Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
co-producer: Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit
line producer: Sophie Cocco, Michael Jungfleisch
production: Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Lemming Film
distributor: Entertainment One Germany, Le Pacte, Mozinet

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