Sibel Kekilli gives an incredible performance in this worthy Golden Bear winner from 2004 from director Faith Akin. The scripting is quite wonderful with a naturalism in scene and dialogue that resonates, in this tale of a young Turkish woman marrying an older troubled man to escape her traditionalist family only to become his possible redemption and perhaps her own as well. Two leads have incredible chemistry.
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.
A near-perfect and unconventional tale of amour fou between two potential suicides. Kekilli and Ünel are pure chemistry and there’s no need to say the music in this is immaculately brilliant. Just loved every minute.
What a surprise! Here's a film that constantly defies the audience's expectations. Right when traditional romantic (comedy?) elements seem to set in (albeit mostly among chaos) it almost becomes a different more melancholy film entirely, capping things off in a bittersweet fashion.Though taking into account the first half, its certainly punkiest rom com I've seen. Masterpiece