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Head-On
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Fatih Akin


Fatih Akin's HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) is a powerful film about sexuality and suicide, centering on two Turks living in Germany. Drunken loser Cahit (Birol Unel) drives his car into a wall; Sibel (Sibel Kekilli) slashes her wrist because she can't stand living with her traditional Muslim family. The two meet in the hospital and decide to join in a marriage of convenience in which he can get himself a cute young housekeeper and she can finally move away from home. They live together in Hamburg, where she begins to sleep around dangerously and he grows surprisingly jealous, leading to tragedy. To a soundtrack of 1980s music (Depeche Mode, Talk Talk, Sisters of Mercy), their lives continue to fall apart, lost to a world of lies and deception, drugs and violence, and emotional pain.

 

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GENRES - drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 118 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2004

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - Germany

LANGUAGE - German

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Color

Director

Fatih Akin

Producer

Stefan Schubert

Producer

Ralph Schwingel

Screenwriter

Fatih Akin

Music

Klaus Maeck

Star(s)

Aysel Iscan

Star(s)

Demir Gokgol

Star(s)

Cem Akin

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