The Edge of Heaven

The Edge of Heaven

  • Fatih Akin
  • 2007
  • 2h 2m
  • Germany, Turkey, Italy

A quest that leads to the unravelling οf secrets and revelations in a political and personal odyssey directed by Fatih Akin in one of the most powerful films of his career. A social tragedy in three acts that won the Lux Prize and two awards at Cannes.

Synopsis

Nejat does not approve of his widowed father, Ali’s decision to move in with his prostitute girlfriend, Yeter. He starts to warm up to her, however, when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey to help put her daughter through school. Yeter’s sudden death drives father and son apart. Nejat travels to Istanbul to look for Yeter’s daughter, Ayten. Political activist Ayten, however, is already in Germany to escape the Turkish police.

The Edge of Heaven
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Also known as
Auf der Anderen Seite | Η Άκρη του Ουρανού
Festival screenings
Subtitles
Age rating
15+

Best Screenplay

Cannes Film Festival

2007

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Cannes Film Festival

2007

LUX Prize

European Audience Awards

2007

Nominated for Best Foreign Film

César Awards

2008

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