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Info: THIS IS NOT BERLIN

THIS IS NOT BERLIN (NR)
1 hrs, 55 mins
RELEASE:
08/23/2019
CAST:
Xabiani Ponce de León, Hari Sama, Ximena Romo Mercado, José Antonio Toledano
DIRECTOR:
Hari Sama

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1986. Mexico City. Seventeen-year-old Carlos (Xabiani Ponce de León) doesn't fit in anywhere, not with his family where he lives with his emotionally-needy single mother (Oscar nominee Marina de Tavira, Roma), nor at school, where he feels alienated from the pointless machismo of the boys. He likes tinkering with electronics and listening to classic rock, introduced to him by his cool motorcycle-riding uncle (played by director/co-writer Hari Sama). He hangs out with his best friend Gera (José Antonio Toledano) and has a crush on Gera’s hip older sister Rita (Ximena Romo Mercado), who sings in an avant-garde band. Everything changes when the boys are invited to the forbidden nightclub, the Aztec, where Rita’s band plays. Carlos discovers the underground nightlife scene: post punk, sexual liberty, and drugs, that challenges his relationship with Gera and lets him explore his passion for art. Visually rich and sexy, as well as deeply observant, This Is Not Berlin is based on the experiences of filmmaker Sama. (Fully subtitled)

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