Berlin Alexanderplatz trailer: A modern retelling of Alfred Döblin’s classic novel debuts at Berlinale

Burhan Qurbani’s Berlin Alexanderplatz will premiere at the upcoming 70th Berlin Film Festival which runs from February 20 through to March 1. The Afghan-German film director's fourth feature takes inspiration from Alfred Döblin’s classic 1929 novel of the same name, transporting it to modern-day Berlin. Qurbani's film plays in competition for the Golden Bear making its entrance on February 26. Watch the trailer for Berlin Alexanderplatz to see how this surreal fairytale has been adapted.

Francis has survived his escape from Africa. In Berlin he gets to know Hasenheide park, the city’s clubs and its streets. His pal Reinhold becomes an adversary. Mieze brings both happiness and tragedy. Döblin’s classic as a dark present-day odyssey.

Qurbani also co-wrote the adapted script with Martin Behnke. Welket Bungué stars with Jella Haase, Albrecht Schuch, Annabelle Mandeng and Joachim Król in support.

After Berlinale Berlin Alexanderplatz will debut in German cinemas on April 16. The chances of it getting a UK release are extremely slim, but we'll update you if we hear anything different in the coming months.


Berlin Alexanderplatz (2018)
Dir: Burhan Qurbani | Cast: N/A | Writers: Burhan Qurbani, Martin Behnke

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