What to know

critics consensus

This Is Not Berlin uses one young man's sexual and cultural awakening as the fuel for a personal story with widely resonant themes. Read critic reviews

You might also like

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Esto no es Berlín Photos

Movie Info

In 1986 Mexico City, a 17-year-old boy doesn't fit in anywhere, not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub, where he discovers the underground nightlife scene.

Cast & Crew

Xabiani Ponce de León
Carlos
Mauro Sanchez Navarro
Nico
Hari Sama
Director
Hari Sama
Screenwriter
Max Zunino
Screenwriter
Ale García
Executive Producer
Hari Sama
Executive Producer
Antonio Urdapilleta
Executive Producer
Verónica Valadez
Executive Producer
Alfredo Altamirano
Cinematographer
Ximena Cuevas
Film Editor
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for Esto no es Berlín

Critic Reviews for Esto no es Berlín

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (9)

  • The details are fresh and the lead actor holds the screen even as his character withholds himself, defining who he will be in his own time and on his own terms.

    August 29, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Both edgy and sensitive... It doesn't go in the directions that you necessarily expect.

    August 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Family tragedy, legal matters, and the World Cup all zip through the drama, which has a miniseries' worth of incidents that get dispatched in quick, merely informational scenes filmed with little style or imagination.

    August 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "This Is Not Berlin" is both a sensitive coming-of-age story and a vibrant, affectionate ode to Mexico City's burgeoning counterculture.

    August 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Scenes rush by as quickly as the mounds of cocaine and faceless orgy scenes, creating a scatterbrained collage of provocative images devoid of context or meaning.

    August 12, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • A gutsy collection of 1986 specificities, Berlin might not have an obvious narrative punchline in the end, but it remains one hell of a nostalgic revolt throughout.

    August 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Esto no es Berlín

This is not Berlin Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides