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Head-On
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13,708 Ratings

HEAD-ON

Gegen die Wand

Directed by Fatih Akın
Germany, Turkey, 2004
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Desperate to escape her suffocatingly traditional family, young Sibel convinces disillusioned alcoholic Cahit to marry her. After their wedding, the two lost souls live together as flatmates but gradually fall in love with one another. However, problems arise quickly.

Synopsis

Desperate to escape her suffocatingly traditional family, young Sibel convinces disillusioned alcoholic Cahit to marry her. After their wedding, the two lost souls live together as flatmates but gradually fall in love with one another. However, problems arise quickly.

Our take

Winner of the Golden Bear, top prize of the Berlin Film Festival, acclaimed director Fatih Akin’s Head-On is a raw, emotional love story. Both epic and intimate, and as direct and forceful as its title, it captures irony and complexity in the way only the best humanist drama can.