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Berlin in Berlin (1993)

A young German engineer photographs a beautiful Turkish woman without her permission. Her husband finds out and starts a fight. In the midst of the argument the German engineer accidentally... See full summary »

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Sinan Çetin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hülya Avsar Hülya Avsar ... Dilber
Cem Özer Cem Özer ... Mürtüz
Armin Block Armin Block ... Thomas
Aliye Rona ... Ugu
Esref Kolçak ... Ekber
Nilüfer Aydan ... Zehra
Clemens-Maria Haas Clemens-Maria Haas ... Olaf
Zafer Ergin ... Mehmet
Emrah Aydemir Emrah Aydemir ... Yueksel
Volkan Akabali Volkan Akabali ... Yuecel
Suza Kohlstedt Suza Kohlstedt ... Bea
Mustafa Portakal Mustafa Portakal ... Mustafa
Tom Neubauer Tom Neubauer ... Bea's husband
Sarah Chaumette Sarah Chaumette ... Diana
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Storyline

A young German engineer photographs a beautiful Turkish woman without her permission. Her husband finds out and starts a fight. In the midst of the argument the German engineer accidentally kills the husband. With his burdened conscience, he goes out to Berlin's Turkish district to find the woman. He is spotted by her relatives, and while escaping, by strange coincidence he ends up hiding in the man's home whom he has killed. According to Turkish customs, a guest in one's household must be treated with dignity and respect even if he is the enemy. Thus, the tension and difficulties among the Turkish family and the German engineer begin. As long as he stays he will survive, but how long can he live in the home of a man he murdered? Written by Anonymous

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In someone else's city, behind the door, between love and death.

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Drama

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Country:

Turkey | Germany

Language:

Turkish | German

Release Date:

2 April 1993 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Berlin i Berlin See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Plato Film Production See more »
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Color:

Color

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1.66 : 1
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In the introductory credits there is a paragraph: To my sons Ruezgar and Rafael See more »

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Composed & performed by Clemens Maria Haas
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Simple but Ahead of its Time
30 October 2016 | by ssandoliSee all my reviews

Since its premiere, "Berlin in Berlin" has sent sound waves throughout the transnational cinema culture. One can still see the repercussions it has on the German and Turkish film industry today. The film director, Sinan Çetin, was the first person to create a film that switched the roles of having an ethnic Turk feeling out of place within Germany and an ethnic German fitting in with society. This role reversal can also be seen as the first film and the beginning of the second phase of Turkish German Cinema, the "pleasures of hybridity" phase. This film follows a young ethnic male German who falls in love with a Turkish colleague's wife, and by unforeseen circumstances, is forced to live and hide out in her home with the rest of her ethnic Turkish family. The film makes use of the cinematic gaze right out of the gates, with the first scene filled with stares between audience and character, and character and character. Although there are only three different sets to the film, this allows the viewer to focus more on the plot and how what is happening is affecting everyone involved. "Berlin in Berlin" is a suspenseful piece, with very sound acting and a simple but innovative story-line. Recommended that everyone should watch this film to understand the transition of filming throughout Turkish German Cinema history.


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