Language: German with English subtitles
Director: Burhan Qurbani
Cast: Starring Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Joachim Krol
Genres: Drama, Literary Adaptation
Distributor: Kino Lorber
An African immigrant struggles to make a new life for himself in the big city in director/co-writer Burhan Qurbani's (We Are Young. We Are Strong.) audacious, neon-lit reinterpretation of Alfred Dblin'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.
"Burhan Qurbani's 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' breathes fresh air into the classic tale with his diverse, topically relevant remake." -Redmond Bacon, Cultured Vulture