This is not Berlin


This is not Berlin

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Total Count: 11

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1986, Mexico City. Seventeen-year-old Carlos 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: punk, sexual liberty and drugs.


Critic Reviews for This is not Berlin

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

  • A sexy misadventure through self-discovery and art.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Like Roma, these are the personal reminisces of a filmmaker who turned out pretty okay, one who can look back on his youthful foibles with clear eyes, but no small amount of warmth.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • With a coolness factor off the charts, this musically and otherwise seductive drama is likely to appeal to audiences who lived through the era as well as those who wish they had, both straight and gay.

    Feb 3, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic
  • A vibrant, alive, and dirty snapshot of a Mexican counterculture that we know little of, and that the movie doesn't much care to explain.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Despite occasionally drifting down derivative paths, This is Not Berlin is never not entertaining.

    May 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Sama resists the clichés of teenage euphoria in self-discovery and instead dwells on the growing pains of becoming unique in a culture that demands uniformity.

    May 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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