The Edge of Heaven

The Edge of Heaven

Baki Davrak
Director: Fatih Akin Cast: Baki Davrak
Baki Davrak
, Tuncel Kurtiz
Tuncel Kurtiz
, Nursel Köse
Nursel Köse
Fatih Akin

DVD (Color)

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The winner of the Best Screenplay award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, director Fatih Akin's deeply humanistic, multi-layered drama follows the stories of six people -- four Turks and two Germans -- as they realize the meaning of love while facing the harsh realities of the world we live in. Nejat is a second-generation Turkish immigrant living in Germany. His father Ali is a retired widower. When lonely Ali invites pretty prostitute Yeter to move in with him, Nejat makes no attempt to mask his disapproval. Nejat's opinion of Yeter begins to soften a bit, however, when he learns that she regularly sends tuition money to her daughter Ayten in Turkey. Suddenly, Yeter is dead, the unfortunate victim of Ali's violent temper. In the wake of Yeter's death, Nejat is determined to do the right thing for Ayten, and prepares to travel to Turkey to find the girl. But Ayten is a political activist who has recently fled from Turkey to Germany, where she befriended a German student named Lotte. Lotte's conservative mother Susanne isn't comfortable with her daughter's decision to invite a fugitive to live with their family, and when Ayten is arrested by German police and deported back to Turkey, the rebellious daughter rejects her mother and sets out in search of her friend. Later, in Istanbul, Nejat and Lotte are brought together by fate and Susanne is prompted to reexamine her values while searching for her daughter and being confronted with life on the other side.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2008
UPC: 0712267280124
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Strand Home Video
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 55,621

Special Features

The Making Of "The Edge of Heaven"; Original Theatrical Trailer; Other Strand Releasing Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Baki Davrak Nejat Aksu
Tuncel Kurtiz Ali Aksu
Nursel Köse Yeter Ozturk
Nurgul Yesilcay Ayten Ozturk
Hanna Schygulla Susanne Staub
Patrycia Ziolkowska Lotte Staub

Technical Credits
Fatih Akin Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ali Akdeniz Co-producer
Monique Akin Casting
Katrin Aschendorf Costumes/Costume Designer
Ayse Barim Consultant/advisor
Andrew D. Bird Editor
Richard Borowski Sound/Sound Designer
Sirma Bradley Art Director
Paolo Colombo Associate Producer
Alberto Fanni Associate Producer
Rainer Klausmann Cinematographer
Joerg Krieger Sound/Sound Designer
Tamo Kunz Art Director
Kai Lüde Sound/Sound Designer
Klaus Maeck Producer
Funda Odemis Co-producer
Erhan Özogul Co-producer
Daniel Schröder Makeup
Shantel Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Andreas Thiel Producer
Flaminio Zadra Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Edge of Heaven
1. Yeter's Death [11:01]
2. Repent! [16:23]
3. Looking for Ayten [11:49]
4. Lotte's Death [3:43]
5. Untimely Intoxication [11:05]
6. Passion & Globalization [8:58]
7. Asylum [7:26]
8. Life Has a Purpose [8:25]
9. Hidden Gun [6:42]
10. The Edge of Heaven [6:06]
11. Salute to Death [2:38]
12. Credits [15:04]

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