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Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

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. (Strand Releasing)
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Runtime: 121 min
Rating: Rated R for strong graphic sexuality, pervasive language, some brutal violence and drug content.
Production: Arte
Genres: Drama, Romance
Countries: Turkey, Germany
Languages: English, German, Turkish
Home Release Date: Sep 13, 2005
Director Credit
Fatih Akin Director
Writer Credit
Fatih Akin Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Birol Ünel Cahit Tomruk
Sibel Kekilli Sibel
Cast Credit
Aysel Iscan Birsen Güner (Mutter)
Catrin Striebeck Maren
Cem Akin Yilmaz Güner (Bruder)
Demir Gökgöl Yunus Güner (Vater)
Francesco Fiannaca Mann Am Tresen
Hermann Lause Dr. Schiller
Karin Niwiger Kassiererin (Psychiatrie)
Meltem Cumbul Selma (Cousine)
Mona Mur Stammkundin Zoe Bar
Monique Akin Kundin Im Friseurladen
Philipp Baltus Patient 2 (Psychiatrie)
Ralph Misske Patient 1 (Psychiatrie)
Stefan Gebelhoff Nico
Producer Credit
Ali Akdeniz Line Producer: Turkey
Andreas Schreitmüller Producer: Arte
Andreas Thiel Co-Producer
Fatih Akin Co-Producer
Jeanette Würl Producer: NDR
Mehmet Kurtulus Co-Producer
Ralph Schwingel Producer
Stefan Schubert Producer
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