Monthly Archives: December 2011

Folge der Feder! (Follow the Feather)

Helin, on her father’s death, travels from Tunceli, Turkey to Berlin to meet her mother and sister. To actually meet the guy he is to marry, she is guided through a white feather that appears in her dreams. Meanwhile, she … Continue reading

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Inch’Allah dimanche (Sunday God Willing)

The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he’s been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign … Continue reading

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Elefantenherz (Elephant Heart)

Daniel Brühl stars as a talented boxer, accepting an offer of a dubious businessman to become a professional. Marko Stemper, 19 years old, comes from a disadvantaged background and works as a window cleaner. His father, an alcoholic, tyrannizes the … Continue reading

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Die Fremde (When We Leave)

German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Her family is trapped in their … Continue reading

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Die Kümmeltürkin geht (Melek Leaves)

The subject of this well-intentioned documentary on the expulsion of Turkish citizens from Germany is Melek Tez, a basically disgruntled, 38-year-old woman who does not give the impression she would be happy anywhere. As director Meerapfel follows Melek through the … Continue reading

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On the Old Roman Road

Also Wano, carpet-seller, will receive his second, secret life, as light-footed dead-angel for the Turkish politician, as charming terrorist, as loner and successful lover. He prepared the “liquidation” of the Turkish consuls in Rotterdam, and executed them. He lures him … Continue reading

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Aprilkinder (April Children)

Aprilkinder refers to the children of the Turkish guest workers in Germany, most of whom are born in April simply because they are conceived in July during the father’s annual trip back to Turkey. Cem works in a sausage factory … Continue reading

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Ali au pays des mirages (Ali in Wonderland )

Arab life in Paris is seen from the perspective of this Algerian director (Ahmed Rachidi) as he explores issues relating to the French drive to deport Arab workers, and the workers views as to whether or not they would want … Continue reading

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