Strand Releasing | Release Date: May 21, 2008
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. (Strand Releasing)
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Runtime: 116 min
Production: Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Genres: Drama
Countries: Turkey, Germany, Italy
Languages: English, German, Turkish
Home Release Date: Oct 14, 2008
Director Credit
Fatih Akin Director
Writer Credit
Fatih Akin Writer
Cast Credit
Ali Akdeniz Plainclothes Policeman May 1
Aliye Alioglu Old Woman In Camburnu
Asuman Altinay Türkan
Baki Davrak Nejat Aksu
Elcim Eroglu Elcim
Emre Cosar Cengiz
Erkan Can Nejat's Cousin
Gengiz Daner Gas Station Owner
Hanna Schygulla Susanne Staub
Nurgül Yesilçay Ayten Öztürk Aka Gül
Nursel Köse Yeter/Jessy
Onder Cakar Riza Bey
Patrycia Ziolkowska Charlotte 'Lotte' Staub
Sevilay Demirci Nurhan
Tuncel Kurtiz Ali Aksu
Producer Credit
Alberto Fanni Co-Producer
Ali Akdeniz Co-Producer
Andreas Thiel Producer
Christian Springer Line Producer
Erhan Ozogul Co-Producer
Fatih Akin Producer
Flaminio Zadra Co-Producer
Funda Odemis Co-Producer
Jeanette Würl Producer
Klaus Maeck Producer
Nevra Koçoglu Supervising Producer
Paolo Colombo Co-Producer