films – Cinema Akil


WAREHOUSE 68, ALSERKAL AVENUE
AL QUOZ INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT
DUBAI, UAE

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DIRECTED BY
Billy Wilder
USA | 13+ | 110 mins | Drama | German
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

In West Berlin during the Cold War, Coca-Cola executive C.R. 'Mac' Macnamara is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter. When Scarlett surprises Mac by announcing she has married Otto Piffi, a young East German Communist with ardent anti-capitalist views.Featuring a brilliant performance by James Cagney and classic fast-and-furious dialogue, this hysterical, hilarious satire on American cultural imperialism is Billy Wilder at his best. Interestingly, the shooting started before the construction of the Berlin Wall – but then one morning the wall went up, forcing the c Read More...


DIRECTED BY
Wim Wenders
Germany | 13+ | 128 mins | Drama | German
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

The film tells the story of the two angels Cassiel and Damiel, who dared to contradict God and were therefore transferred from him to earth, to Berlin. The two disembodied figures are only visible to children, but when Damiel falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist Marion, he is driven only by the desire to become a human being and thus be visible. He meets the American actor Peter Falk, who used to be an angel himself and advises Damiel to take the big step and give up his existence as an angel. Ultimately, Damiel determines that he must experience humanity in full, and breaks thro Read More...