|The Edge of Heaven 2007 N/R, 122 min.|
Director: Fatih Akin
Cast: Baki Davrak, Nursel Kose, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nurgul Yesilcay, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Hanna Schygulla, Yelda Reynaud, Lars Rudolph, Andreas Thiel, Yusuf Kaba
When widower Ali (Tuncel Kurtiz) invites prostitute Yeter (Nursel Kose) to move in with him, Ali's son Nejat (Baki Davrak) disapproves. But, as time passes, Nejat learns that Yeter sends money to her daughter Ayten (Nurgul Yesilcay) in Istanbul, and he softens his views. When Yeter dies, Nejat obtains a false passport to track Ayten down in Istanbul. But, Ayten, who is a political activist, has left Turkey and is now in Germany where she has found a friend in German student Lotte (Patrycia Ziolkowska) whose mother Susanne (Hanna Schygulla) is not pleased with their lesbian friendship. Ayten is arrested and deported back to Turkey. Lotte follows to search for her, meets Nejat, and rents a room from him. Now, Lotte suffers a sudden death, and Susanne travels to Turkey where she meets Nejat who has moved to Istanbul, moves into Lotte's room, and hopes to spiritually reconnect with her daughter.
|Head-On 2004 N/R, 118 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama
Director: Fatih Akin
Cast: Birol Unel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Guven Kirac, Meltem Cumbul, Cem Akin, Aysel Iscan, Demir Gokgol, Stefan Gebelhoff, Hermann Lause
Alcoholic widower Cahit (Birol Unel) and rebellious teenager Sibel (Sibel Kekilli) have nothing in common–except their ethnicity: they are both Turks living in Germany. But, they agree to a marriage of convenience, do all the wrong things, and finally fall in love.
|New York, I Love You 2009 R, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman, Christina Ricci, Andy Garcia, Cloris Leachman, Julie Christie, Eddie D'vir, Bradley Cooper, Blake Lively, Orlando Bloom, Robin Wright Penn, Drea de Matteo, Ethan Hawke, John Hurt, James Caan
In this tribute to New York City, vignettes are presented with an all-star cast. Different characters are shown in stories about looking for connections and love in a variety of neighborhoods. The result is a good collaboration of respected directors and actors whose stories unfold in and around New York City.
|1. The Edge of Heaven (2007)|
2. Head-On (2004)
3. New York, I Love You (2009)
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