underground-films

Films: - Turkish German

Almanya - Welcome to Germany / Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland

Year of release: 2011

Directed by: Yasemin Samdereli

On 10 September, 1964, Germany’s one-millionth ‘guest worker’ was welcomed. Spanning a period of no less than forty-five years, this film by sisters Yasemin Samdereli (director) and Nesrin Samdereli (screenplay) tells the story of guest worker number one-million-and-one – a man named Hüseyin Yilmaz and his family. 

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Filed under: Family memories | Fathers | Journey | Mothers | Turkish German

April Children / Aprilkinder

Year of release: 1998

Directed by: Yüksel Yavuz

The film depicts the daily life of a Kurdish German family in Hamburg. Cem, one of sons, earns his living in a slaughterhouse and has a secret love affair with a German prostitute. 

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Filed under: Turkish German | Wedding / Marriage

Brothers and Sisters / Geschwister - Kardesler

Year of release: 1997

Directed by: Thomas Arslan

Thomas Arslan's second feature film and part of his Berlin-trilogy is a slow-paced milieu study of German-Turkish youth in Berlin-Kreuzberg. The film depicts the every day life, domestic conflicts, dreams and disappointments of three siblings and their aimless, meandering strolls through the Kreuzberg district.

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Filed under: Turkish German

Burnout / Abgebrannt

Year of release: 2011

Directed by: Verena S. Freytag

Verena S. Freytag's film centres on Pellin, a young single mother with three children living in a high-rise block in Berlin. She is of Turkish descent but her ethnicity is of no relevance to the story. Pellin tries to make ends meet as a tattoo artist but loses her job and is about to lose custody for her children when one of her children accidentally takes some ecstasy pills which Pellin's drug-dealing boyfriend left in the flat. Her last chance is a mother-child-cure on the Baltic sea in Germany. 

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Filed under: Crime | Mothers | Turkish German

Dealer

Year of release: 1999

Directed by: Thomas Arslan

Can and his girlfriend Jale  live with their young daughter, Meral, in Berlin-Schöneberg.  Can is a small-time dealer and errand-boy for drug boss Hakan, who has to keep his customers supplied within his narrowly staked out territory.

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Filed under: Crime | Fathers | Turkish German

Dügün - The Wedding / Dügun - Die Heirat

Year of release: 1991

Directed by: Ismet Elci

In this film about the tragic consequences of arranged marriage, Metin, a young man of Kurdish origin is lured back from Germany, where he has found work and a blonde German girlfriend, to his native village in rural Anatolia, under the pretext that his mother is dying.

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Filed under: Patriarchy | Turkish German | Wedding / Marriage

Elephant Heart / Elefantenherz

Year of release: 2002

Directed by: Züli Aladag

Züli Aladag's feature film debut Elephant Heart is a coming-of-age story about a young boxer in the amateur league, who dreams of going professional but has to learn what sacrifices he has to make if he wants to reaslise his ambition. At the centre of the strory is Marco - played by Germany's rising star Daniela Brühl (Good Bye, Lenin! and The Edukators) - a young amateur boxer searching for his own identity. 

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Filed under: Coming of age | Crime | Fathers | Sons | Turkish German

Evet, I Do! / Evet, ich will!

Year of release: 2009

Directed by: Sinan Akkus

Image for Evet, I Do! / Evet, ich will!

Courtesy of Luna Film and Cinemendo, © Peter Nix

Set in contemporary Berlin, the multi-strand narrative of Evet, I Do features four inter-ethnic romances between Turkish-German, Kurdish-German, Turkish, gay and heterosexual couples all of whom want to marry one another. 

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Filed under: Inter-ethnic romance | Turkish German | Wedding / Marriage

Head-On / Gegen die Wand

Year of release: 2004

Directed by: Fatih Akin

Image for Head-On / Gegen die Wand

Courtesy of WÜSTE Film © Kerstin Stelter

The film tells the story of Cahit, a self-destructive, alcoholic, cocaine-sniffing, 44 year-old Turk living in Hamburg and the 20 year-old, beautiful Turkish girl Sibel.

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Filed under: Journey | Patriarchy | Turkish German | Wedding / Marriage

I Am My Mother’s Daughter / Ich bin Tochter meiner Mutter

Year of release: 1996

Directed by: Seyhan Derin

In this autobiographical documentary Seyhan Derin, who was born in Turkey and grew up in Germany, explores her parents' migratory history, focusing in particular on her mother's experience.

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Filed under: Daughters | Documentary | Mothers | Patriarchy | Turkish German

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Levitra Priligy
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