Tag Archives: Nurgül Yesilçay

Atif Yilmaz – Egreti Gelin (2005)

Synopsis
Ali is 18. His feet are firmly off the ground. The very idea of marriage seems like a game. But the bride’s parents are ready and willing. Business ventures will be set up between the families; the arrangement will pay off all round. Ali, meanwhile, is more interested in playing with puppets and dressing up as a rooster for the travelling theatre. His fiancée has only so much patience… So what should his parents do? What was that? Hire a Borrowed Bride? Meaning exactly what? Well just that: borrow a bride, as the title of the film suggests… Read More »

Fatih Akin – Auf der anderen Seite aka The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Quote:
The power of co-incidence is explored to dramatic effect in The Edge Of Heaven, a Turkish-German production about two deaths that bring strangers together. Once the opening titles warn us of “Yeter’s Death”, we see Turkish prostitute Yeter meeting an elderly client, Ali, in Germany and watch her fate unfold. Shifting to Turkey and Germany and back again, this spirited, beautifully-acted drama follows both Ali’s son and Yeter’s daughter in the wake of the tragedy. Read More »