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The Edge of Heaven

The Edge of Heaven
  • 2007
  • Germany/Turkey
  • 121 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Fatih Akın
  • Written by: Fatih Akın
  • Cast: Nurgül Yeşilçay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nursel Köse
  • Language: German, Turkish, English

A multi-character tableau that delicately interconnects multiple characters across ill communication and violence, this is comparable with Alejandro González Iñárritu's flawed Babel. Unlike in that film, however, Akin refuses to allow melodramatic contrivance to enter the frame – just ardour and atonement, despair and hope.

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Interview - Fatih Akin

28 Feb 2008

Fatih Akin is embarrassed that his new film The Edge of Heaven picked up awards in Cannes and at the European Film Awards for Best Screenplay. The Turkish filmmaker admits: ‘The final film looks nothing like the script. We completely changed its…

The Edge of Heaven

28 Feb 20084 stars

DRAMA (15) 121min With Goethe’s assertion that ‘We are our own devils; we drive ourselves out of our Edens’ ringing in his ears, the seriously gifted Turkish/German filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head-On, Crossing the Bridge) delivers something completely…

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