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The 25-year-old Lara (Aylin Tezel) takes her studies in architecture not very seriously and spends her free time with her best friend Nora (Henrike of Kuick) in Techno clubs. She is ... See full summary »
Pola Schirin Beck
Henrike von Kuick,
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 »
In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »
Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a ... See full summary »
The film was shot primarily in German. To give an impression how the Turkish guest workers and their families felt when they came to Germany in the 1960s, the passages spoken by German characters in the flashback scenes are spoken in a German-like gibberish. See more »
I watched this movie with my husband, and we couldn't stop laughing! It was such a funny take at life in Germany, one of the precious few German comedies that actually makes you laugh!
The movie is the story of a family's roots, about their experience moving from Eastern Turkey to Germany. The movie shows different phases in this family's story: from their grandparents' courtship in rural Turkey to the day they become German citizens many years later. The story is full of funny anecdotes regarding new places, a new language, different food, a different culture, and how to relate to them. I think any immigrant living in Germany - and not just Turks - can relate to some of the experiences the film shows... On the other hand, I saw it in Germany with a very mixed audience and the whole movie theater was roaring in laughter, so I think the movie also tickled non-immigrant Germans' funny bone.
Nevertheless, as much as I loved this movie, I don't know if someone who does not speak German or has not been to Germany would be able to understand the jokes... There is a lot of language humor and many local references, so it might not be very universal. I think the previous reviewer certainly did not get the humor...But for someone acquainted with German culture, food, etc. this movie is fantastic, and, as I said, it is one of those few German comedies which makes you LAUGH!!!
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