Kurz und Schmerzlos

Directed by Fatih Akin

Three friends in Hamburg: Gabriel, son of Turkish parents, Serb Bobby and Greek Costa. Gabriel’s fresh out of jail and ready to go straight whilst Bobby’s trying to work his way up in the Albanian Mafia, recruiting Costa. Tensions build as the violence spirals out of control. Reminiscent of early Scorsese, this was Akin’s first feature.

+ Schwarzfahrer The Fare Dodger (Germany 1993, 12 mins, B&W, Subtitled) Screening supported by the Goethe Institut, Manchester. Tickets: £3.00

100 minutes

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