Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan, son of formidable and house-proud mother Fatma, who resides in Vienna with ... See full summary »
Nihal G. Koldas,
A covert investigator was shot and experienced police officer Schulz, a widower and ex-alcoholic at the end of his career, is tasked with resolving the sensitive case. Together with his ... See full summary »
A German language television series that has been running continuously since 1970, which makes it the longest-running German TV drama. Every episode features different detectives of a different city trying to solve a murder case.
Klaus J. Behrendt,
A vicious serial killer is targeting prostitutes in Vienna, Austria. A tough young woman from Turkey, who works as a taxi driver, witnesses one of the murders and becomes a target. The police are of no help, so she must stop him herself.
A 17-year-old struggles with an anxiety disorder, that makes life increasingly difficult for him, and develops a virtual friendship with a 26-year-old artist. When they finally meet, an extremely unexpected chain of events occurs.
After a botched robbery attempt five years ago, Ricky went to jail for his brother Rafael and his buddy Latif. Now that he is back out of jail, Latif wants to show his gratitude: he says he... See full summary »
Neil Malik Abdullah,
Kai Ivo Baulitz,
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?
Pessimistic view on the parallel lives of an ex-convict versus an upcoming criminal. Very good drama with believable protagonists
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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