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The Edge of Heaven


Baki Davrak, Nurgül Ye?ilçay, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse View All


Fatih Akin (Screenplay), Fatih Akin (Director) View All

Release: Sep. 27th, 2007
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman...
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2 The Edge of Heaven
Or,Auf der anderen Seite. The latest film from Fatih Akin, director of Gegen die Wand (Head-On). Like Head-On it is set in Germany and Turkey. Like Head-On it has a title which is not very literally...

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As you can see, Gegen die Wand is in my top 10 film list, so comparisons with the earlier film are inevitable.