In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants... See full summary »
I think the movie is certainly above average. It takes place in a ghetto district, in which life is very hard. In fact, the book is about the change of this neighborhood and Salih's family due to modernization. However, the movie is more about crime and drama. In the book, we read how Salih grows from childhood to adulthood, while in the movie, he just grows up after one event. On one of the comments, a viewer has written that there are many unrealistic things in the movie. On the contrary, I found the movie very realistic. However, it is a different reality which we've never seen. It is about a neighborhood to which cops are afraid to come and every known crime is committed openly. And about the cast, the acting is really awesome. Okan Bayülgen has the central role, but even he is just diminished by the strong acting of Savaş Dinçel, Zafer Alagöz, Burak Sergen and Mustafa Uğurlu. I would also recommend you to listen to the soundtrack of the movie.
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