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Love, Deutschmarks and Death

A bald man with white beard and a funny face expression plays the saz
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Berlinale Selection 2024

Pantheon Cinema

Documentary // 2022 // 96 minutes

The recruitment agreement of the German Federal Republic with Turkey in 1961 brought many “guest workers” (Gastarbeiter) to Germany. Cem Kaya’s shows Turkish-German recent history through music, in his gripping and vivid documentary film essay. A fascinating and upbeat documentation of music culture of migrants of Turkish origin over the last 60 years in Germany and a celebration of this forgotten, or even little known, subculture. Over the years this music spans many genres and deals with diverse subjects, from personal, social to political.

From the section Panorama Dokumente 2022

Directed by: Cem Kaya
Screenplay: Cem Kaya, Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Co-written by: Ufuk Cam
Cinematography: Cem Kaya, Mahmoud Belakhel, Julius Dommer, Christian Kochmann
Editing: Cem Kaya
Sound Design: Henning Hein
Sound: Fatih Aydin, Armin Badde, Tarik Badaoui, Thorsten Bolzé, Dalia Castel, Tim Gorinski, Cem Kaya, Kris Limbach, Jule Vari


Panorama Audience Award (best documentary film) – Berlinale 2022
Dokfest Munich (2022) – Documentary Film Award of the Goethe-Institut
Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival (2022) – Audience Award
Free Zone Film Festival (2022) – Best Film
German Film Critics' Award (2023) – Best Documentary & Best Editing
Rating "particularly valuable" by the German Film and Media Rating


Pantheon Cinema

29, Diagoras Street
1097 Nicosia

Language: Turkish, German, English
with English subtitles
Price: Admission free

+357 22 674606
Part of series Berlinale Selection 2024