Director: Fatih Akin, colour, 120 Min., 2006, 18+
Cast: Baki Davrak, Nejat Aksu, Nursel Köse, Yeter Öztürk, Hanna Schygulla, Susanne Staub, Tunçel Kurtiz, Ali Aksu, Nurgül Yeşilçay, Ayten Öztürk
Fatih Akin’s trilogy “Love, death and the devil” kicked off in 2003 with the multi award-winning melodrama HEAD-ON, a tale of excessive and destructive passion. He now resumes the series with a six-character rondo of a strikingly different tone: it moves at a gentle pace, adopts a balladic narrative and explores deep philosophical questions. It is the story of six people whose lives intertwine in Hamburg and Istanbul and who mature and transform after encountering death. Akin views it as his “most spiritual film”.