Kurdish brothers Semo and Azad have come to Germany for a better life. Ahmet and Zeki are two second-generation Turks, alienated from their heritage and with no place in society. When these four doomed exiles meet, their encounter unleashes a cycle of violence they believed they had left behind.
Questioning the idea of the “good immigrant,” Yilmaz Arslan’s film has the flavor of a Greek tragedy, examining the moral ties between two Kurdish brothers. Alternating between mountainous areas and cramped apartments, this drama fully captures the dimensions of refugees’ lives in modern Germany.
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