Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #88. Alexanderplatz – Burhan Qurbani


Alfred Doblin’s acclaimed 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz has been remade as Alexanderplatz for Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani’s fourth feature. First adapted in 1931, Doblin’s seminal text was famously made into a fifteen-hour television series by Rainer Werner Fassbinder in 1980. Produced by Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube and Fabian Maubach through Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Lemming Film, Zdf, and Arte, the film is lensed by cinematographer Yoshi Heimrath (who also worked on Qurbani’s Shahada in 2010 for We Are Young. We Are Strong in 2014). Starring in the lead is Welket Bungue, supported by Jella Haase, Joachim Krol and Annabelle Mandeng. Qurbani competed for the Golden Bear in 2010 with Shahada.…

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