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Cracks in Concrete (2014)

Risse im Beton (original title)
A drama centered on two men at different states in life: Ertan, an ex-con who is trying to make amends for his past actions and Mikail, a teen-aged drug runner an aspiring musician.

Director:

Umut Dag

Writers:

Petra Ladinigg, Umut Dag (idea)
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Credited cast:
Murathan Muslu ... Ertan
Stephanie Nur ... Jenny (as Stephanie Buddenbrock)
Alechan Tagaev Alechan Tagaev ... Mikail
Erdem Türkoglu Erdem Türkoglu ... Kemal
Ivan Kriznjak Ivan Kriznjak ... Dejan
Shamil Iliskhanov Shamil Iliskhanov ... Murad
Daniel Mijatovic Daniel Mijatovic ... (Danijel
Magdalena Paulus Magdalena Paulus ... Daria
Martina Spitzer Martina Spitzer ... Andrea
Elif Dag Elif Dag ... Mother of Ertan
Erdogan Yildiz Erdogan Yildiz ... Verkäufer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ines Miro Ines Miro ... Sanja (as Ines Wallner)
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Ertan, a hardened, aggressive young man was sentenced to jail for second-degree murder. When he was released from jail 10 years later at 35, his prison experience turned him into a broken man. At 15, Mikail quit his apprenticeship and spent his time hanging out with friends and saving for his own Rap tape. Ertan looks for Mikail. Mikail has no clue who Ertan is. How do they both deal with hard realities when Mikail learns the truth?

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Pessimistic view on the parallel lives of an ex-convict versus an upcoming criminal. Very good drama with believable protagonists
20 February 2015 | by JvH48See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Film Fest Ghent 2014, where it was programmed as part of the Global Cinema section. We follow two people involved in criminal activities (one ex-con, one upcoming), and see from very nearby how difficult it can be to sever yourself from non-honest ways of earning money. The ex-con makes every attempt to stay clean. The upcoming criminal, on the other hand, gets deeper and deeper in trouble with towering debts while he invests all his money in making a demo tape, eventually seeing no way out other than a criminal path forward. Believable protagonists all around. Also believable side roles that add enough color to the proceedings to keep our interest.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German | Turkish

Release Date:

19 September 2014 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,885
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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