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by Feo Aladag


German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She is hoping to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict.

international title: When We Leave
original title: Die Fremde
country: Germany
sales agent: Telepool
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Feo Aladag
film run: 119'
release date: DE 11/03/2010, FR 20/04/2011
screenplay: Feo Aladag
cast: Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Settar Tanrioegen, Derya Alabora, Tamer Yiğit, Florian Lukas, Serhad Can, Almila Bagriacik, Nursel Köse, Alwara Hoefels, Ufuk Bayraktar
cinematography by: Judith Kaufmann
film editing: Andrea Mertens
art director: Silke Buhr
music: Stéphane Moucha, Max Richter
producer: Feo Aladag, Zueli Aladag
production: Independent Artists Filmproduktion, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg - RBB, ARTE France
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmstiftung NRW, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
distributor: Delphi Film Verleih, Asociatia Culturala Macondo


main awards/selection

Berlinale 2010 Europa Cinemas Label Award

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