Alpha City (1985)

Everyone in Alpha City wants Raphaela but no one more than Frank, a karate kicking dude with something to prove. There’s also a guy called The American, a handsome gangster that she’s also into. All three of them only exist in the neon night of West Berlin, in the shadows of the Metro nightclub, which was the location for Demons.

Written and directed by Eckhart Schmidt, who also made Der Fan, this is less an end of the world story — although much like Tenebre, it certainly seems like not all that many people are left alive — and more one about sex complicating relationships or maybe even humans complicating relationships. I don’t think that Schmidt could make a normal movie if he tried and we’re all the better for that.

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