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The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite)
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Directed By
Fatih Akin

Written By:
Fatih Akin

Cast:
Hanna Schygulla, Lars Rudolph, Andreas Thiel, Nurgül Yesilçay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nursel Köse, Yusuf Kaba, Yelda Reynaud


 
The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite) (2007)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
April 14th, 2009

Favorite Movie Quote: "Everything will become alright because you are joining the EU."

It had some standout performances, especially from Tuncel Kurtiz as the drunken father Ali who manages to kill his live-in lover, Nursel Köse, in a drunken rage. She won a Turkish Golden Orange for her performance. Hanna Schygulla, who has won many awards, also got one from the National Film Critics for this one.

After her death, with his father in prison, the son Nejat (Baki Davrak) goes to Turkey to find the daughter Ayten (Nurgül Yesilçay). He runs smack dab into the Kurdish problem. As he is looking for her, she heads to Germany to find her mother.

She meets Charlotte (Patrycia Ziolkowska), who brings her home, much to Mommy's (Schygulla) dismay. After Ayten is arrested and deported back to Turkey, Charlotte follows. That loving between them must have been really special.

Now two people are in Turkey looking to see her. I am curious how they will hook up, as I am sure they will.

A casket left Germany for Turkey, now a casket leaves Turkey for Germany.

Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, Germans and Turks, they all find that maybe they are not so different and there is room for them to come together. They share sorrows and find similarities. It is a beautiful story told in a way that captivates you.

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