The lives of six German-Turkish immigrants are drawn together by circumstance: An old man and a sex worker forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together.
Starring the great Hanna Schygulla (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant), Fatih Akin followed up his Golden Bear-winner Head-On with this intricate drama. Though split between Germany and Turkey, Akin’s intertwining narratives bridge the gaps between these nations and their cultures.
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Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
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Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
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