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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, Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually he is sucked into Berlin's underworld and his life spirals out of control.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    183 minutes
  • Language
    Soninke, Portuguese, German, English
  • Country
    Germany, Netherlands, France, Canada
  • Rating
  • Director
    Burhan Qurbani
  • Screenwriter
    Martin Behnke, Burhan Qurbani
  • Producer
    Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
  • Co-Producer
    Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit
  • Cast
    Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Annabelle Mandeng
  • Cinematographer
    Yoshi Heimrath
  • Editor
    Philipp Thomas
  • Composer
    Dascha Dauenhauer