- General info
The destinies of six characters are bound together by fate in this gripping and moving feature from acclaimed director Faith Akin. The story begins as widower Ali seeks out companionship with the prostitute Yeter, setting in motion a chain of events that will link three families across different cultures, countries and generations. Skilfully constructed and brilliantly played by an outstanding cast, The Edge of Heaven is an ambitious and compelling tale of tragedy, betrayal, persecution and redemption.
- Baki Davrak, Gürsoy Gemec, Cengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse, Nurgül Yesilçay, Idil Üner, Erkan Can, Turgay Tanülkü, Elcim Eroglu, Nurten Güner, Asuman Altinay, Gökhan Kirac, Nejat Isler, Lars Rudolph, Ali Akdeniz, Nadire Irtel, Sevilay Demirci, Öznur Kula, Gokce Isil Tuna
- Fatih Akin
- Fatih Akin
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- Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
- Turkey, Drama
2007 Cannes Best Screen Play
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 116 minutes
- English, German, Turkish
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
- Theatrical Trailer
- "Diary Of A Travelling Filmmaker" Documentary
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Lilting bittersweet taste of Turkey
- The Edge of Heaven review by CP Customer
Featuring a beautiful music score by Shantel, this film follows the lives of a number of Turkish immigrants to Germany, and their coincidental interactions. It touches on political repression, personal and social morals and the far-reaching consequences of our actions. If you are happy to be drawn in to other lives in other cultures and willing to face your own and other's predjudices then this is worth seeing.
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.
- The Edge of Heaven review by JD
This brings totally different characters and cultures together into a single plot. I felt it was a bit disjointed and unreal. Why would a professor move countries to help someone he had never met nor likely to. It lacks purpose. Some of the scenes are poorly acted and very plain, some are plain but have real meaning. It is a jumble of Turkish, Kurdish and German stories of lesbians, prostitutes and refugees being happy, sad and angry.
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.
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