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Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)

Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland (original title)
The story of three generations of a Turkish immigrant family.

Director:

Yasemin Samdereli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vedat Erincin Vedat Erincin ... Hüseyin
Fahri Yardim ... Hüseyin (young) (as Fahri Ögün Yardim)
Lilay Huser Lilay Huser ... Fatma
Demet Gül Demet Gül ... Fatma (young)
Aykut Kayacik Aykut Kayacik ... Veli
Aycan Vardar Aycan Vardar ... Veli (young)
Ercan Karacayli Ercan Karacayli ... Muhamed
Kaan Aydogdu Kaan Aydogdu ... Muhamed (young)
Siir Eloglu ... Leyla
Aliya Artuc Aliya Artuc ... Leyla (young)
Petra Schmidt-Schaller ... Gabi
Denis Moschitto ... Ali
Aylin Tezel ... Canan
Trystan Pütter ... David
Rafael Koussouris Rafael Koussouris ... Cenk Yilmaz
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The story of three generations of a Turkish immigrant family.

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Comedy | Drama

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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 »

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The "Gone With The Wind" Of Culture Clash Comedies
22 July 2012 | by Karl SelfSee all my reviews

I went to see Almanya (the Turkish word for "Germany") expecting to see a movie on the level of e. g. "Süperseks" -- harmless, contrived and predictable. My girlfriend wanted to see it, and I'm smart enough to give in to her once in a while, it's called tactics. I was all the more surprised to see an insightful and witty film that plays with clichés but doesn't pander to them. The story of a family of three generations of Turkish immigrants is revealed through flashbacks -- how young Turkish lovers elope from Anatolia without ever having spoken to each other before: a quintessential story of couth romance, even though it is revealed later in the film that pregnancy also played a slight role in this development. I also liked the gadget that the Turks speak German while the Germans speak a sort of Teutonic gibberish: that way, the movie delivers some real insight how arriving in Germany must have felt like. And also the idea that the movie portrays the life of not the famous one-millionths, but of the one-million-and-first "guest worker". So, welcome to Almanya, enjoy your stay!


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Turkish

Release Date:

10 March 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,885,722
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Roxy Film, Infa Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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