title: Berlin Alexander Platz
Director: sacrificial proof
Participants: Wilkett Bongui, Albrecht Schösch, Gila Haas, Joachim Kroll Kroll
the first show: May 12, Biography
Three times you will see Francis fall. Finally, you’ll see how this city broke it, we’ll know.
Franz Biberkopf – the main character in Alfred Doblin’s novel “Berlin Alexander Platz” from 1929 – is now called Francis.
He’s a refugee From Guinea-Bissau which is washed in the European continent. He ends up in a hellish underground building in Berlin where immigrants work more or less as slaves in disgusting conditions.
It might seem like a somewhat obedient update of Döblin’s new image of the Weimar Republic, the somewhat shaky democracy, and the poverty and despair of twentieth-century Germany.
It rarely happens Or no good at all.
But the idea here is entirely director Burhan Qurbanis. He wanted to make a film about the African immigrants he sees every day in the Hasenheide park in Berlin. And I realize that the Döblin model is a perfect fit.
night use, But it is still brightly colored and expressive storytelling and he has such a brilliant cast that he is above all memorable for Albrech Schuch’s interpretation of Reinhold. With small, jerky body jerks, a twisted hand on the hip, a loose posture and a very unreliable smile, Schuch sometimes excels on the verge of overplaying.
The interpretations of the roles, the images, the music and the dialogue, all make Alexander Beltaz’s New Berlin a must-see, a film that stands on two legs and even manages to position Franz Biberkoff in the proletariat of our time, nearly a hundred years later.