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HEAD-ON

by Fatih Akin

synopsis

The tale of two lost souls, torn between desperation and an intense longing for hope, in which twenty year-old Sibel, desperate to escape the suffocating traditional discipline of her family, convinces disillusioned alcoholic Cahit to marry her.

international title: Head-on
original title: Gegen die Wand
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Fatih Akin
film run: 100'
release date: AT 02/04/2004, DE 22/04/2004, 21/07/2004, IT 15/10/2004
screenplay: Fatih Akin
cast: Meltem Cumbul, Sibel Kekilli, Gueven Kirac, Catrin Striebeck, Birol Uenel
cinematography by: Rainer Klausmann
film editing: Andrew Bird
producer: Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert
production: Wueste Filmproduktion, Corazón International
distributor: Timebandits Films, Polyfilm (AT), MK2 (FR), BIM (IT)

main awards/selection

Berlinale 2004 Golden Bear Migiliore Actrice (Sibel Kekilli)
Fispresci Prize
EFA 2004 Best Film
The Jameson People’s Choice Awards 2004 Best Director (Fatih Akin)
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