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Ayla (2010)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pegah Ferydoni ... Ayla
Mehdi Moinzadeh Mehdi Moinzadeh ... Ayhan
Türkiz Talay Türkiz Talay ... Hülya
Timur Isik ... Mehmet
Sesede Terziyan Sesede Terziyan ... Hatice
Saskia Vester ... Iris
Mehtap Yurtseven Mehtap Yurtseven ... Elif
Sebahat Ünal Sebahat Ünal ... Ayhans Mutter
Baris Sezer Baris Sezer ... Aylas Vater
Yavuz Asanatucu Yavuz Asanatucu ... Ayhans Vater
Thomas Stang Thomas Stang ... Mark
Ercan Karacayli Ercan Karacayli ... Ismail
Benedikt Hösl ... Timo
Thomas Honsberg Thomas Honsberg ... Heiko
Victoria Schad Victoria Schad ... Junge Frau 1


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Turkish | German

Release Date:

6 May 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayla - Du tötest nicht, was du liebst. See more »

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Color (original version)| Color

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1.66 : 1
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Clash of Cultures
10 January 2010 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

Su Turhan's Ayla examines the cultural and generational differences and the resultant clashes that occur when people of one culture emigrate to another country with different customs and traditions. In Ayla's case it is about different generations of Turkish emigrants in Germany.

Ayla is a young German girl of Turkish descent. She has been completely assimilated in German culture and customs, much to the chagrin of her father who has disowned her. She meets Ayhan, a Turkish-German photographer who has even greater problems relating to this cultural gap. His sister has left her husband in Turkey to live a free life in Germany. Ayhan's father has ordered him & his brother to carry out an "honor killing" of their sister. Once Ayla and Ayhan start an intimate relationship, all these problems come to the foreground and make for an absorbing and thought-provoking film.

Ayla is a very topical movie. It is well crafted with natural performances and sensitive direction. Interestingly the actors portraying Ayla and Ayhan are both of Iranian origin! Well worth a look.

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