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Berlin Alexanderplatz
Thu Jul 11, 6:00 PM
Goethe - Zentrum Hyderabad & Lamakaan
In this visually stunning film, directed by Burhan Qurbani, Francis, played by Welket Bungué, is an undocumented immigrant who arrives in Berlin with high hopes and the intention of being a decent person. But both the city and circumstances are against him. The film is based on Alfred Döblin's classic novel of the same name.

The story is about Franz Biberkopf who is now an immigrant named Francis, who has fled Guinea-Bissau to start a better life in Europe. After he survives both a storm and shipwreck, he vows to become a decent person. Arriving in Berlin, he makes a sincere effort to fulfil this oath, but his friendship with the drug dealer Reinhold and the social conditions in Germany stack the deck against him. He can draw hope from his love for Mieze, played by Jella Haase. Berlin Alexanderplatz is a lovely film that, instead of strictly following the classic book, tells a modern and expressive story that fits today's world.