2020 Nominations

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

A film by Burhan Qurbani

Germany, The Netherlands

Directed by Burhan Qurbani
Written by Martin Behnke & Burhan Qurbani
Produced by Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube & Fabian Maubach

As Francis gets washed up on the shores of Southern Europe, he swears an oath to God: From now on he wants to be a new, a better, a decent man. Soon after Francis finds himself in Berlin, where he realises how hard it is to be righteous when you are an illegal refugee in Germany – without papers, without nation and without a work permit. When he receives an enticing offer from the charismatic German, Reinhold, to earn easy money, Francis initially resists the temptation, maintains his oath and stays away from Reinhold’s shady dealings. But eventually he is sucked into Berlin’s underworld and his life spirals out of control.