The Edge of Heaven

Release date: May 21, 2008
(limited)

Studio: Strand Releasing

Director: Fatih Akin

MPAA Rating: N/A

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Starring: Nurgül Yesilçay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz

Genre: Drama

Duration: N/A

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Plot Summary:

Nejat initially disapproves of his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But the young professor warms to her when he learns that most of her hard-earned money is sent home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. After Yeter's accidental death, Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, much to the displeasure of her conservative mother, Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Passionate Lotte abandons everything to help Ayten. A tragic event brings Susanne to Istanbul to help fulfill her daughter's mission.

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