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Head-On

Gegen die Wand (Germany)

Directed by:
Fatih Akin
Cast:
Sibel Kekilli, Biro Unel, Guven Kıraç
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2019
Category:
3x3
Synopsis:

After years of trying to numb the anger deep inside him with drugs and alcohol, 40-year-old Cahit is recovering from a suicide attempt in a special hospital ward. Sibel is a beautiful twenty-year-old who, like Cahit, is of Turkish extraction. She loves life far too much to behave like a decent Muslim. Her own suicide attempt was a bid to escape the prison that her very devout, traditional parents have built around her. She has survived, only to discover that her action has by no means paved the way for the freedom she so desires. Her only chance to escape her family now is to ask Cahit to marry her. Will he agree? And with what consequences?

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