Berlin Alexanderplatz

Berlin Alexanderplatz
Director
Burhan Qurbani
Country
Germany, Netherlands
Year
2020
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
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
Production
Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Lemming Film

Storyline

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.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2020
Competition

European Film Awards (EFA) 2020
Best European Film Nomination
Best European Screenwriter (Martin Behnke and Burhan Qurbani)
Best European Original Score (Dascha Dauenhauer) - WINNER