Sunday, May 20, 2007
Cannes 2007 | Auf Der Anderen Seite by Fatih Akin
Auf Der Anderen Seite | Edge of Heaven | Yasamin Kiyisinda
GERMANY, TURKEY 2007
Synopsis:Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father and son. 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, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey,where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten.
Director Fatih Akin; Screenplay Fatih Akin; Director of Photography Rainer Klausmann; Editor Andrew Bird; Music by Stefan "Shantel" Hantel; Production Design Tamo Kunz, Sirma Bradley; Casting Monique Akin
Producers Fatih Akin, Andreas Thiel, Klaus Maeck; Production Company corazón international/Hamburg, in co-production with NDR/Hamburg, Anka Film/Istanbul, Dorje Film/Rome
Principal Cast Baki Davrak, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nurcel Koese, Hanna Schygulla, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nurguel Yesilcay
Length 122 min, 3,312 m |Format 35 mm, color, 1:1.85 |Original Version German/Turkish/English
Subtitled Versions English |Sound Technology Dolby Digital Surround Ex
Festival Screenings Cannes 2007 (In Competition)
With backing from Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), BKM, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, Kulturelle Filmfoerderung Schleswig-Holstein |German Distributor Pandora Film Verleih/Aschaffenburg
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Fatih Akin was born in 1973 in Hamburg and began studying Visual Communications at Hamburg's College of Fine Arts in 1994. In 1995, he wrote and directed his first short feature, Sensin - You're The One! (Sensin - Du bist es!), which received the Audience Award at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, followed by Weed (Getuerkt, 1996). His first full length feature film, Short Sharp Shock (Kurz und schmerzlos, 1998), won the Bronze Leopard at Locarno and the Bavarian Film Award (Best Young Director) in 1998. His other films include: In July (Im Juli, 2000), Wir haben vergessen zurueckzukehren (2001), Solino (2002), the Berlinale Golden Bear-winner and winner of the German and European Film Awards Head-On (Gegen die Wand, 2003), Crossing the Bridge - The Sound of Istanbul (2005), and The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite, 2007).