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The Edge of Heaven (2007) More at IMDbPro »Auf der anderen Seite (original title)

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The Edge of Heaven -- The lives of German-Turkish immigrants are interwoven in this critically acclaimed film about love, loss, and redemption.
The Edge of Heaven -- A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.


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Release Date:
27 September 2007 (Germany) See more »
A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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32 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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A Masterpiece... Out of this world! See more (59 total) »


  (in credits order)
Baki Davrak ... Nejat Aksu
Gürsoy Gemec ... Sohn des Tankstelleninhabers
Cengiz Daner ... Tankstelleninhaber
Tuncel Kurtiz ... Ali Aksu
Nursel Köse ... Yeter Öztürk

Nurgül Yesilçay ... Ayten Öztürk
Idil Üner ... Ärztin
Erkan Can ... Cousin Ufuk
Turgay Tanülkü ... Cem
Elcim Eroglu ... Elcim
Nurten Güner ... Nurten
Asuman Altinay ... Türkan
Gökhan Kirac ... Junger Polizeibeamter

Nejat Isler ... Kommissar
Lars Rudolph ... Herr Obermüller
Ali Akdeniz ... Zivilpolizist 1. Mai
Nadire Irtel ... Frau im Treppenhaus
Sevilay Demirci ... Nurhan
Öznur Kula ... Gefangene

Gokce Isil Tuna ... Gefangene
Michael Wolf ... Grenzbeamter
Sileyman Kaplan ... Arif (as Süleyman 'Sly' Kaplan)
Patrycia Ziolkowska ... Lotte Staub

Hanna Schygulla ... Susanne Staub
Stefanie Piehl ... Polizistin Verkehrskontrolle
Andreas Westphal ... Polizist Verkehrskontrolle
Jörg Jänicke ... ASB
Annette Uhlen ... Richterin
Andreas Thiel ... Konsulatsmitarbeiter
Cigdem Göymen ... Selen
Önder Çakar ... Riza Bey
Salih Kaar ... Türkische Straßenjungen
Ömer Kaar ... Türkische Straßenjungen
Mert Koc ... Türkische Straßenjungen
Güven Kiraç ... Sicherheitsbeamte
Feridun Koc ... Sicherheitsbeamte
Ilhan Hüzmeli ... Kellner Londra
Faik Hüzmeli ... Kellner Londra
Sule Nayir ... Gefängniswärterin
Yusuf Kaba ... Flötenspieler
Aliye Alioglu ... Alte Frau in Camburnu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emre Cosar ... Cengiz (uncredited)
Manu Mencía Calvo ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Yelda Reynaud ... Emine (uncredited)

Directed by
Fatih Akin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fatih Akin 

Produced by
Ali Akdeniz .... co-producer: Turkey
Fatih Akin .... producer
Ç. Duygu Bingöl .... producer
Paolo Colombo .... co-producer
Alberto Fanni .... co-producer
Nevra Koçoglu .... supervising producer
Klaus Maeck .... producer
Funda Odemis .... co-producer: Turkey
Erhan Ozogul .... co-producer: Turkey
Nurhan Sekerci-Porst .... assistant producer (as Nurhan Sekerci)
Christian Springer .... line producer
Andreas Thiel .... producer
Jeanette Würl .... producer
Flaminio Zadra .... co-producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Rainer Klausmann 
Film Editing by
Andrew Bird 
Casting by
Monique Akin 
Production Design by
Sirma Bradley 
Tamo Kunz 
Art Direction by
Seth Turner 
Costume Design by
Katrin Aschendorf 
Makeup Department
Maike Heinlein .... makeup artist
Mediha Safak .... makeup artist
Daniel Schröder .... makeup artist
Production Management
Andrea Bockelmann .... unit production manager
Tolga Dundar .... assistant production manager
Aksel Kamber .... production manager
Tina Mersmann .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Avni Tuna Dilligil .... second assistant director
Surk-Ki Schrade .... assistant director
Seren Yüce .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jan Feil .... property master: inside
Çagdas Malay .... assistant art director: Turkey
Elif Tasçioglu .... property master
Tijen Çelik .... assistant art director: Turkey
Sound Department
Ahmt Sut Alban .... sound
Serter Alkaya .... sound: second unit, Kadiköy team 2, Turkey
Richard Borowski .... sound re-recording mixer
Kadir Yekta Danabas .... sound: second unit, Kadiköy team 1, Turkey
Andreas Hildebrandt .... sound designer
Jörg Krieger .... sound designer
Martin Langenbach .... foley artist
Kai Lüde .... sound mixer
Jörn Martens .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Peter Wiemker .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Philipp Eckel .... film recording
Birk Ewert .... 2D graphic artist
Michael Krämer .... digital compositor
Lisa Riemer .... digital intermediate coordinator
Philipp Schneider .... visual effects editor
Christoph Schröer .... lead digital compositor
Matthias Schulze-Kirketerp .... digital colorist
Alex Brommer .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ali Haznebar .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Julien Aksoy .... third assistant camera: Istanbul
Gökhan Atilmis .... director of photography: Istanbul (as Gokhan Atilmis)
Emre Basaran .... focus puller: second unit
Faruk Belbidi .... dolly grip
Kuray Benirtray .... lighting technician
Matthias Bode .... grip assistant
Ethem Dag .... second assistant camera: Istanbul
Julia Drache .... second assistant camera
Özgür Eken .... first assistant camera: Istanbul
Torsten Lemke .... lighting design
Astrid Miegel .... first assistant camera
Olcay Oguz .... camera operator: second unit
Carsten Scharrmann .... key grip
Kerstin Stelter .... still photographer
Ercan Yilmaz .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chandra Liebetanz .... wardrobe assistant
Ceylan Senbark .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Ursina Merkt .... post-production assistant
Marcus Ott .... supporting editor
Music Department
Klaus Maeck .... music supervisor
Other crew
Ayse Barim .... production consultant
Can Bemir .... office runner: Turkey
Berk Bengu .... production assistant
Emre Cosar .... production accountant
Agnès Leroy .... press attachée: France
Margaret Metz .... production coordinator
Céline Petit .... press attachée: France
Andreas Thiel .... in memory of

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Auf der anderen Seite" - Germany (original title)
"On the Other Side" - International (English title) (literal title)
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122 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-11 | France:Unrated | Germany:12 | Ireland:16 (original rating) | Ireland:15A (re-rating on appeal) | Japan:PG-12 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:PG-12 | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating on appeal) | USA:Unrated
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Did You Know?

When the film was released to UK cinemas on the 22nd February 2008, it simultaneously became available on Sky Box Office, the UK's major cable TV provider. This represented the first time such a release took place, opening up new possibilities for foreign language films - which traditionally have problems getting distribution - to be seen by bigger audiences.See more »
Factual errors: In the movie, police officials are shown in the Pasakapisi Prison. Indeed, in Turkey the prisons are guarded and controlled not by the police but by the "prison guards" and the gendarme.See more »
story:After telling the story of Abraham that was willing to sacrifice his son, Ismael, to show God his obedience. Before Abraham could slay his son God sent a lamb to sacrifice instead.
Nejat Aksu:I asked my dad if he would have sacrificed me as well.
Susanne Staub:And what did he say?
Nejat Aksu:That he would even make an enemy of God to protect me.
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48 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
A Masterpiece... Out of this world!, 23 May 2008
Author: peytoo from Japan

I had the unique chance of watching one of the best movies of my life - being a huge movie buff myself - today before the official screening of the movie in Toronto. The story of several people in Turkey and Germany and how fate and circumstances connect them and liberate them from their sins, mistakes and guilts. The performances, the phenomenal script, juxtaposition of scenes, direction, locations... everything is sooooo beautifully rendered and executed that leave the viewer with nothing but endless admiration for anyone involved, particularly Faith Akin, whose story-telling and direction deserved a Palme D'or and a Best Foreign Language film Oscar. He won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes 2007 though and deservedly so. The finale easily found its way among my most favorites...

Another Strong Point: The character of father which is faultlessly written and performed!

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