Rent Head-On (2004)

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2h 1min
Rent Head-On (aka Gegen Die Wand) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Cahit, bedraggled and in a neck brace after driving his car into a wall, is more than a little surprised when beautiful, scarred Sibel proposes marriage - especially considering they met through their mutual desire to commit suicide. Cahit's Turkish blood is enough to satisfy Sibel's overbearing family and the two begin an unlikely marriage of convenience that has the even more unlikely consequence of making them want to live.
Raw and uncompromising, director Fatih Akin's unparalleled energy and treatment of second generation Turkish families in Germany are reflected in the electrifying performances of the two leads: Birol Unel who celebrates poetic self-destruction like Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison and Sibel Kekilli who was discovered in a shopping centre. Together they create a compelling chemistry that will grip you from the first frame to the last.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Fatih Akin
Aka:
Gegen Die Wand
Studio:
Soda Pictures
Genres:
Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
Countries:
Germany, Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
Awards:

2004 Berlinale Golden Bear

BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2005
Run Time:
121 minutes
Languages:
German, Turkish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary track by writer-director Faith Akin and editor Andrew Bird
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Faith Akin short film 'The Evil Old Songs' from 'Visions of Europe' collection

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