#7 Fucking Berlin

Hey you guys!

So I’m back with the writing challenge! The 7th theme is supposed to be my favorite movie but it is hard for me to pick one really so instead I will just talk about the last movie that I watched. Yep that’s the title: Fucking Berlin. It’s a German movie on Netflix. I decided to watch more German movies/film to practice my German. Language is not my forte so it is going to take a long time, effort and energy for me to master it. Alright running out of track again now Kem. By the way, this movie is an autobiography so it’s based on a true story. Disclaimer: not for kids, obviously. Oh also, warning: may contain spoiler.

So, it’s basically a story about a young girl who moved to Berlin to continue her study. I’m pretty sure her major was Math. She, Sonia, drawn herself to this world of being a webcam girl which eventually led her to prostitution. So, Sonia met her boyfriend Ladja in Berlin and he then moved in with her. But then, their lifestyle – drugs and parties, made them lose money gradually. The job search was difficult and she finally found an employment as a webcam girl. They grew apart because she spent lots of time on her new job. Her employer forbid her to study while working and so she found another job as a prostitute. Also, she got back together with Ladja. Of course, their lifestyle did not change.

In the movie, you can see that the people in the brothel was like a family for her. But then, the owner sold it and she got new employer (which is her former employer from the webcam girl). In which she experienced the dark side of the business and she was forced to accept all customers. Sonia did a pregnancy test and it came out as positive, however no one knows who the father is. Then, Ladja found out about Sonia’s job as a prostitute and he left her.

Apart from Ladja, there is also someone called Milan, a married man who was also her love interest. Milan found out about what she did in the middle of the movie and after he had sex with her, he gave her lots of money. Sonia then thought that Milan was just another customer of hers, though what he meant was to free her so she did not have to do prostitution again.

Berlin ist keine Stadt, sondern ein Rhythmus

Sonia – Fucking Berlin

This story is pretty heavy in my opinion. When I watched it, it felt really heavy. I mean I know that some people are actually experiencing this at this very moment. After all, it is based on true story right? You can really see the naive young girl who wants to enjoy her freedom being swallowed by the life in Berlin. This movie mostly focus on her life as a prostitute so I cant really see her other life, such as her uni life or her friends, except for Jule who spread the fact that Sonia is a prostitute. I kinda wish to see more of her double life instead just one though. Overall, it’s pretty okay. I would not say it is my favorite though. If I have to rate this then maybe I’ll rate it 3 out of 5. As I have said, the story is pretty interesting and entertaining but I wish to see more of it. I mean, after all Berlin is a rythme.

Cheers,

Kemmy


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