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4,449 Ratings


Gegen die Wand

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


The tale of two lost souls, in which young Sibel, desperate to escape her suffocatingly traditional family, convinces disillusioned alcoholic Cahit to marry her. After their wedding, the two live together as flatmates but gradually fall in love with each other… However, problems arise quickly.

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Head-On Directed by Fatih Akin

Critics reviews

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.
April 01, 2008
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