This is not Berlin

An intoxicating snapshot of Mexico’s countercultural scene in the late 80s.

—Manuel Betancourt in his Sundance Film Review
12 nominations at the Ariel awards
GLAAD Media Awards 2020 Nomination Best Limited Realese Feature Film
Best Supporting Actor for Mauro Sánchez Navarro at Málaga Spanish Film Festival
Best Cinematography for Alfredo Altamirano at Málaga Spanish Film Festival
Jury Special Award at Málaga Spanish Film Festival
Critic’s Award at Málaga Spanish Film Festival


1986. Mexico City. Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere: not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene: post punk, sexual liberty, and drugs that challenges the relationship with his best friend Gera and lets him find his passion for art.

This is not Berlin

Project details

Director: Hari Sama
Screenplay: Rodrigo Ordóñez, Max Zunino, Hari Sama
Cast: Xabiani Ponce de León, José Antonio Toledano, Ximena Romo, Mauro Sánchez Navarro, Klaudia García, Américo Hollander, David Montalvo, Juan Carlos Remolina, Lumi Cavazos, Marina de Tavira, Hari Sama
Producers: Ale García, Antonio Urdapilleta, Verónica Valadez P.& Hari Sama
Production companies: Catatonia Cine, La Palma de Oro Films
Cinematography: Alfredo Altamirano
Music: Paulina Márquez, Hari Sama
Editing: Ximena Cuevas, Rodrigo Ríos Legaspi, Hari Sama
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 112 min.
Year: 2019
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish


  • Sundance Film Festival 2019
  • Miami International Film Festival 2019
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival 2019
  • Festival de Málaga. Cine en Español 2019
  • Tribeca Film Festival 2019
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2019
  • Transilvania International Film Festival 2019
  • Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2019
  • Sydney Film Festival 2019
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019
  • Havana New Latinoamerican Cinema Film Festival 2019
  • Merlinka Film Festival 2019
  • Frameline. San Francisco International LGBT+ Film Festival 2019
  • Munich International Film Festival 2019
    Outfest Los Angeles 2019

For directing and production, please contact:

Vision Entertainment
Andres Budnik
+1 424 230 3270
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Los Angeles, California

For acting, contact:

Sakura talento
Melisa Maiola
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