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Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland (2011)

The story of three generations of a Turkish immigrant family.

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Yasemin Samdereli
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Cast

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Turkish

Release Date:

10 March 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Almanya See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Roxy Film,Infa Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Bad comedy, pathetic melodrama, performance on the level of commercial for washing powder
9 August 2011 | by allonsegevSee all my reviews

The movie plots on two opposite lines the story of Turk family on the way to Germany as foreign workers, and their way back to Turkey. The relationship between the Turkish guests and the German hosts are idealistically depicted - the Germans love their Turkish hard-workers (if things are so happy, why Turkey has been time and again declined from joining the European Union?), the Turkish family is completely modern - like a normal Westernized family : they react tolerantly to their young daughter who gets pregnant from a non-German guy (no word on the common and prevalent honor-killings among the Turks in Germany, no word on arranged marriage which is also the very common among Turks in Germany, etc.) I've been living many years in Germany, and the story this movie tells us is completely unconvincing.

As far as the artistic sides of the movie are concerned, it starts as a comedy and suddenly, with no seen reason, it turns into saccharine melodrama. The performance, the dialogs, the mimic and gestures reminded me of typical German TV commercials for Washing Powder, Yogurt, etc.


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