Friday, October 1, 2010

Fatih Akin - Gegen die Wand AKA Head On (2004)

plot Summary:

Cahit is a German Turk at his late 30's. He has given up with his life after his beloved wife's death, and he's living a miserable life right in the core of cocaine and excessive drinking. One night, he semi-intentionally crashes into a wall, and barely survives. At the hospital he's taken to, he meets a girl, Sibel, another German Turk who's tried to commit suicide. She's sick and tired of her family's ultra-traditional issues, and asks Cahit to carry out a white marriage with her out of the blue, so that she can become a married woman and get rid of her family's revolting pressure. Cahit is turned off by the idea at first, but then he agrees to take part in this plan. As Sibel tells him straightaway that she's interested in absolute freedom involving other men and he agrees, they live as roommates with separate private lives for a while. Then things take a different turn, and they're no longer two indifferent roommates. But their love story won't be anywhere as simple as any other...

(clipping from review @

At every film festival there's always one film that's light years ahead of the competition. A true gem that in shocks you, makes you laugh and moves you. A few days later the pictures and words keep reappearing in your mind - a sign that what you have seen has really and truly affected you. It is heartening when these films then get the recognition they deserve, and at this year's Berlinale it was Gegen Die Wand (Head On) that justly won the Golden Bear, the first time in 18 years that a German film has done so.

no pw

Rar Password: None

DVDRIP | 117 min | MKV-x264 720x400 | 25 fps | AC3 192 kb/s | 1.56 GB
Languages: Audio 1: German/Turkish - Audio 2: French | Subtitles: German (for Turkish dialogs) - English - French - Spanish - Portuguese - Italian - Dutch - Swedish - Arabic in 9 optional srt files
no pass

turkish subs inc.
no pass