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The Interconnected Humanity of 'The Edge of Heaven' Edges on Clichenew

Is it just me, or is "the inevitable, tragic interconnectedness of all humankind" currently in danger of replacing "wise-cracking hitmen" as the most overworked arthouse cliche of our time?
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Sean Burns  |  08-04-2008  |  Reviews

Fatih Akin Returns to Fiction in 'The Edge of Heaven'new

Over the course of two features, one documentary and a handful of shorts, Akin has devoted himself to depicting the lives of Turks within present-day Germany, and the complicated relationship between the two countries.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  07-31-2008  |  Reviews

Going to the 'Edge of Heaven' with Fatih Akinnew

Akin's latest film is a fierce, generous melodrama, the second of a trilogy about émigré culture patterned after Fassbinder's trilogy of movies about post-World War II German history that began with The Marriage of Maria Braun.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  06-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Fatih Akin on His Complex 'The Edge of Heaven'new

For most filmgoers, the network narrative has become a crashing bore. But the Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin's latest film reinvigorates this screenwriting ploy, breathing new life into something I'd written off for dead.
Montreal Mirror  |  Matthew Hays  |  05-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

World Beatnew

This trip through musical Istanbul is a little prettier than it is deep, but it provides a window into the variegated subcultures of a city one musician calls "a bridge crossed by 72 nations."
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  08-13-2006  |  Reviews

Istanbul and Constantinople

This film is lively and meticulously constructed.
Washington City Paper  |  Mark Jenkins  |  06-30-2006  |  Reviews

Tough Lovenew

The typical boy-meets-girl romantic comedy is given an upgrade when it's suicide attempts that bring two people together. They marry each other to get away, and -- surprise, surprise -- fall in love.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young  |  07-14-2005  |  Reviews

The Wedding Stingernew

A young Turkish/German woman controlled by her strict Muslim family decides that marriage to a self-destructive alcoholic is her only way out.
Riverfront Times  |  Melissa Levine  |  07-06-2005  |  Reviews

Wild Turksnew

The gutter punk romance Head On reinvigorates European cinema.
INDY Week  |  Godfrey Cheshire  |  06-09-2005  |  Reviews

Spousal Supportnew

The marriage of two Turks who meet while in a German psychiatric hospital grows from a relationship of convenience into a genuine love affair.
Austin Chronicle  |  Kimberley Jones  |  05-20-2005  |  Reviews

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