Esto no es Berlín

critic Reviews

82% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score82%
  • This Is Not Berlin uses one young man's sexual and cultural awakening as the fuel for a personal story with widely resonant themes.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Carlos BonfilLa Jornada
    It explores suggestively and frankly the rarefied atmospheres of what was the 80's musical and artistic counterculture. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Iván BelmontKonexión
    Despite its flaws, this is Hari Sama's best film to date. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Erick EstradaCinegarage
    Sama manages to make this story a hard and much less romantic reflection on a country that has not managed to be. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Ruben Peralta RigaudCocalecas
    This is not Berlin can be a bit disconcerting at times, but it's the wild version of of a good storyteller's adolescence. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Alistair RyderGay Essential
    An exciting coming of age story, that pays tribute to an LGBT subculture without fetishising it from a straight character's perspective.
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    Michael J. CaseyMichael J. Cinema
    Smacks of autobiography without reflection.
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    Robert DenersteinDenerstein Unleashed
    Throbbing dance scenes can be wearing and the basic story -- libidinous liberation leads to near tragedy -- hardly feels groundbreaking.
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    Pat PaduaThe DC Line
    [Its] superficial shock value masks the real pain of finding your voice.
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    Brian OrndorfBlu-ray.com
    Evocative and intermittently emotive, locating the heart of adolescent pain and the difficulties of finding one's way in a predatory world.
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    James VerniereBoston Herald
    A chiaroscuro coming-of-age tale set in turbulent 1980s Mexico City and a fine bookend to Alfonso Cuaron's Roma.
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