Release date:January 21, 2005

Studio:Strand Releasing

Director:Fatih Akin

MPAA Rating:R (for strong graphic sexuality, pervasive language, some brutal violence and drug content)


Starring:Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Güven Kirac, Meltem Cumbul, Zarah McKenzie, Stefan Gebelhoff, Francesco Fiannaca, Sabine Bredy, Ralph Misske, Philipp Baltus, Hermann Lause, Karin Niwiger, Demir Gökgöl, Cem Akin


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Plot Summary:

A marriage of convenience in Hamburg between two troubled Turks changes both their lives in this fine, gritty, contemporary love story. Director Fatih Akin dives deep into Turkish culture and explores the slippery slope of identity and cultural pride faced by Turks who either move to or are born in Germany. Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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