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Zeit der Wünsche (2005)

This heart-breaking TV movie focuses on the first generation of Turkish migrant workers coming to Germany in the 1960s. Melike and Mustafa grow up in a small village of Ürgüp, Nevsehir- the... See full summary »


Rolf Schübel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lale Yavas Lale Yavas ... Melike
Erhan Emre Erhan Emre ... Mustafa
Tim Seyfi ... Kadir
Hilmi Sözer Hilmi Sözer ... Yasar
Katja Studt ... Ursula
Idil Üner Idil Üner ... Hanife
Dorka Gryllus ... Esra
Anna Tarkhanova Anna Tarkhanova ... Melike, jung
Maximilian Fischer Maximilian Fischer ... Mustafa, jung
Michel Burmeister Michel Burmeister ... Kadir, jung
Oktay Özdemir Oktay Özdemir ... Yasar, jung
Sema Meray Sema Meray ... Melikes Mutter
Tayfun Bademsoy ... Melikes Vater
Ayten Uncuoglu Ayten Uncuoglu ... Yasars Mutter
Ariella Hirshfeld Ariella Hirshfeld ... Kadirs Frau


This heart-breaking TV movie focuses on the first generation of Turkish migrant workers coming to Germany in the 1960s. Melike and Mustafa grow up in a small village of Ürgüp, Nevsehir- the central part of Turkey. She dreams of marrying him, until he and his friend Kadir decide to leave their home country to work in Germany. After two years, the young woman has to marry the much older Yasar, although she does not love him. For financial reasons, Melike also emigrates to the "golden West" and starts working in a factory. She meets Mustafa, now working as a photograph artist, again and revives their romance, but one day, Yasar is standing in front of her door. Written by fippi2000

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Amazing, beautiful.....SAD ENDING...
15 January 2021 | by afterdarkpakSee all my reviews

Well performed, well written , well directed , good quality production. even a good music. its a good emotional , romantic and tragic love story between two peoples and their hard work lives.

Apart from very liberal /religious views , the movie is great. there was NO POINT to add those religious idea (in spoilers) in the movie because it doesnt connect to the main story.

Also i didnt like the ending, its very sad. i was hoping of good happy ending, because the whole damn movie is SAD .

The movie represent the hardship n struggle of small town people in difficult times. and after struggle n suffer n success it also shows how it affects on later life.


un relevant religious ideas in movie ( AS im muslim) . as the movie about turkish people , and they are MUSLIMS and it gives some views ( mostly BAD way) in the middle of the movie. a scene where it shows a Kadir's daughter goes to school bus and take off her scarf and then went swimming pool with BIKINI. and then father found it and he angry about it. and the way it shows that bad way. and later in the movie that daughter left the family and living with german bf ? ...In reality , yeh turkey is very liberal NOW, but such thing doesnt exist in GOOD muslim people. like unmarried woman / girl lives with a GUY without marriage . also wearing bikini ? never.... but in some very liberal open minded soo called muslim families has such thing. so those doesnt count.

well its german made movie, but its about turkish people. so i wasnt expecting a NUDE Sex scene. the actress n even that lead actor is hot n pretty.

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German | Turkish

Release Date:

12 January 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dilek Zamanı See more »

Filming Locations:

Anatolia, Turkey See more »

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