The tale of two lost souls, in which twenty year-old Sibel, desperate to escape the suffocating traditional discipline of her family, convinces disillusioned alcoholic Cahit to marry her. When Cahit is sent to jail and Sibel flees to Turkey, her heart and soul remain with him.
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A nervy, unsettling, sometimes bleak drama of two outsiders (vividly played, with unwavering intensity and conviction, by Unel and Kekilli), Head-On in fact continues a vital strand of provocative, post-punk creativity in contemporary European cinema – a vitality from which even Akin’s subsequent films (Crossing the Bridge 2005, The Edge of Heaven 2007 and the awful Soul Kitchen 2009) have shied away.
One of the most passionate relationship dramas committed to screen! The entire movie feels like an act of violence. The way its functions, the consequences, and the way we reconcile violence is not too un similar the way passionate relationships are.
Clichés. Arguments convenus. Ces histoires d'intégration ou de contraste de cultures extra-européennes ont été déjà été racontées cent fois. Les ficelles utilisées ici ne relèvent pas le niveau de la Turquie. ==== Clichés. Agreed argument. These stories of integration or contrast of non-European cultures have already been told a 100 times. The big strings used here do not raise the level of Turkey.