Celebrating German film – AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE/EDGE OF HEAVEN – with a link to a study guide

To celebrate todays  EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES I will be Tweeting and bogging a list of European film with links to free resource guides

AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE/EDGE OF HEAVEN (15) 2007 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99

Turkish slice-of-life drama about a retired widower who takes in a prostitute despite the misgivings of his son. When German citizen, Ali (Tuncel Kurtiz), offers a low-rent room to local prostitute, Yeter (Nursel Kose), to ease his loneliness, his professor son, Nejat (Baki Davrak), thinks his father has gone too far. Soon, however, after learning that she sends the money she earns back home to Turkey to pay for her daughter’s university studies, Nejat’s initial disapproval of Yeter turns to acceptance, and finally fondness.

When Yeter is accidentally killed, Nejat travels to Turkey to try to track down her activist daughter Ayten (Nurgul Yesilcay), unaware that she has already left for Germany, fleeing the Turkish authorities.

In Germanh with English subtitles

DVD ImageAkin’s Auf der anderen Seite and the widening periphery by Vivien Silvey & Roger Hillman –

http://www.gfl-journal.de/3-2010/SilveyHillman.pdf

DVD available to buy athttp://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

More comprehensive film resource page at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/online-resources-listed-by-film

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