Can lives with his girlfriend and their young daughter in a tough Turkish neighbourhood of Berlin, barely managing to scrape enough money together for their existence. He’s a small-time dealer and errand-boy for drug boss Hakan, who has to keep his customers supplied no matter what costs.
While other European crime films of the 1990s such as La Haine and Pusher depict illegality in the Scorsese style, in the second film of his airy and bright “Berlin Trilogy”, Thomas Arslan resists making the day-to-day existence of a low-level drug dealer any greater or grittier than it already is.
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