As Francis gets washed up on the shores of 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, 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. Based on the same name novel written by Alfred Döblin.
Presented at Berlin International Film Festival.
Título original: Berlin Alexanderplatz
Duração: 183 min.
País: Germany, Netherlands
Tags: Germany, Netherlands, refugees, crime, literary adaptation, love relationship, international festivals
Direção: Burhan Qurbani
Roteiro: Martin Behnke, Burhan Qurbani
Fotografia: Yoshi Heimrath
Montagem: Philipp Thomas
Elenco: Welket Bungué, Jella Haase, Albrecht Schuch, Joachim Król, Annabelle Mandeng, Nils Verkooijen
Produtor: Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
Produção: Sommerhaus Filmproduktion
Música: Dascha Dauenhauer
Distribuição: A2 Filmes