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Farewell to False Paradise

Abschied vom falschen Paradies

Directed by Tevfik Başer
West Germany, 1989


A moving performance by Turkish actress Zuhal Olcay as Elif in Tevfik Baser’s Farewell from a False Paradise lifted this prison tale far above the usual. This is the story of a foreign alien, a shy and sensitive young mother of two small children placed behind bars for killing her husband.

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Farewell to False Paradise Directed by Tevfik Başer

Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

1989 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Gold)

1989 | Nominee: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)