Berlin Alexanderplatz follows the rise and fall of Francis (Welket Bungué), a refugee trying to find his place in Berlin without papers or work permits. He is soon contacted by a drug dealer (Albrecht Schuch) who offers what appears to be a way out of his misery. The story itself is an adaptation of Alfred Döblin's novel. And director Burhan Qurbani undoubtedly manages to create a film that is his. A film about the Berlin of the early 2000s, about Germany, multiculturalism and its current problems, but also about a society in crisis and about characters who face cruel realities, forced to moral compromises.