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Join Houston Cinema Arts Society, Films at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Goethe Pop Up Houston for a special week-long virtual screening of the newest adaptation of Berlin Alexanderplatz from April 23rd to April 29th, with a free virtual discussion with film's director Burhan Qurbani on April 24th at 1pm CDT.


Tickets are $10, with a $2 discount for HCAS and MFAH Film Buff Members.


KINO! Germany NOW! 2021 Discover New Talent is presented by the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films.

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.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    183 minutes
  • Language
    German
  • Country
    Germany
  • Premiere
    Houston
  • Director
    Burhan Qurbani
  • Screenwriter
    Burhan Qurbani, Martin Behnke
  • Producer
    Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
  • Cast
    Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Joachim Król
  • Cinematographer
    Yoshi Heimrath