In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town.... See full summary »
Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant ... See full summary »
With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.
In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring ... See full summary »
But mostly dope is what this 12-minute short film by director Faith Akin is about. Akin is one of the most famous German (and Turkish) directors currently out there and this one here is a very early effort from him, one of his first films and he was in his early 20s when he wrote, directed and starred in this one almost 20 years ago. The word "Getürkt" is a German term for "fake" and obviously it's also a play on words with Turkey. The fake thing here is marijuana which is actually just some weed (but not in the marijuana sense) from the character's front garden. If you are familiar with Akin's other works, you will see his usual approach in this film, seemingly dramatic with guns pulled, but it's really just humor. Also in this movie is Akin's brother Cem and Mehmet Kurtulus, with whom Akin made several movies. However, I have to say I did not like this film as much as I hoped I would. Akin's style is visible, but it definitely still needed fine tuning and he got it pretty quickly and turned into the director he is today. As for this one here, not recommended. Possibly Akin's worst effort.
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