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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 (We Are Young. We Are Strong.) 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 (Albrecht Schuch), Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually he is sucked into Berlin's underworld and his life spirals out of control. – Alissa Simon

 "Deep-cut dash of contemporary topicality… unimpeachable craft and performances." Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Breathes fresh air into the classic tale with his diverse, topically relevant remake." Redmond Bacon, Cultured Vulture

Best Feature Film (Silver), Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Score, German Film Awards 2020

Best Production Design, Best Film, Best Actor, Stockholm 2020

Best Original Score, European Film Awards 2020

Official Selection: Berlinale, Istanbul, Busan, and Stockholm Film Festivals

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    183 minutes
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    Burhan Qurbani