The Edge of Heaven
- Original title
Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)
- Running time
- 122 min.
Drama | Ensemble Film
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey,where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten.
: Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay, Jury Prize Ecuménico
: European Film Awards: Best European Screenplay. 3 Nominations
: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: 4 German Film Awards: including Best Feature Film and Director
: Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Movie
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