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The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite)

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Baki Davrak Baki Davrak
Nejat / Ali's son
Nurgul Yesilcay Nurgul Yesilcay
Ayten / Yeter's daughter
Tuncel Kurtiz Tuncel Kurtiz
Ali / Nejat's father
Nursel Köse Nursel Köse
Yeter / Ayten's mother-Prostitute
Patrycia Ziolkowska Patrycia Ziolkowska
Lotte / Ayten's lesbian friend
Hanna Schygulla Hanna Schygulla
Susanne / Lotte's mother
Idil Üner Idil Üner
Ärztin / doctor
Erkan Can Erkan Can
Ufuk / Nejat's cousin

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Missed connections

11 years, 4 months ago at May 26 5:24
A prostitute, a retired Turkish immigrant in Germany, his son who is a Professor of German and the prostitute's daughter who is a Turkish political rebel. The people is this story keep trying to reach out to make a connection but they keep tanatalisingly missing each other, again and again.

The director/writer has written a very clever script and backed it up with excellent directio... read more

A good movie

8 years, 9 months ago at Jan 20 15:25
'Gegen die wand' must have been one of the most fascinating movies I have seen during the last 10 years and when I heard that Fatih Akin was coming back with a new directing effort and that it was another critical success, I was really eager to check it out. So, I was expecting a lot from this movie but, to be honest, I was a little bit disappointed by the whole thing. I mean, it was still a good ... read more
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In a Turkish enclave in Bremen, patriarchal widower Ali brings home Yeter, a local prostitute, to tend to his domestic needs. Yeter is saving money to finance her daughter Ayten’s college education in Turkey. When Yeter is accidentally killed, Ali’s son Nejat heads to Turkey to find Ayten, who unbeknownst to him, has embarked on her own rebellious journey to Germany. Multi-layered and poignant, THE EDGE OF HEAVEN delves into German-Turkish relations and age-old generational divide. Winner of the Best Screenplay in the Cannes Film Festival 2007. Directed by Fatih Akin (Head-On, Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul).
Release date: 27 September 2007
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