films – Cinema Akil


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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...


DIRECTED BY
David Dietl
Germany | PG-18 | 87 mins | Documentary | German
VENUE
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue

In the late 1980s, Frank Künster came from West Germany to Berlin, where Smiley Baldwin, an American G.I., was guarding the border to East Berlin, and Sven Marquardt, a young punk and photographer on the other side of the Wall, was surprised to see it fall. It was not long before all three found themselves caught up in the city’s wild nightlife of the 1990s, where they soon became the legendary ‘guardians’ of the city’s hippest clubs.“Berlin Bouncer” is a real-life story about growing up at the age of 50 and the diversity of our paths through life. Based on the three biographie Read More...