Akin’s internationally acclaimed breakthrough film focuses on the turbulent relationship between two unlikely lovers. Cahit (Ünel), a 40 year-old Turkish-born German, is a cynical alcoholic tormented by his past. Sibel (Kekilli) is a young, rebellious Turkish-German woman desperate to break free from her devout, conservative family. Following their respective suicide attempts, they meet in a psychiatric hospital and an unlikely friendship develops. Believing that a marriage of convenience is her last chance at freedom, Sibel proposes that the two marry, and Cahit reluctantly agrees. Watch the trailer at https://youtu.be/NFSAAW88GcY.
HEAD ON is the first chapter of Fatih Akin’s LOVE, DEATH and DEVIL trilogy, and is presented at the Goethe-Institut as part of a 7 film series HEAD ON: The Films of Fatih Akin.
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