This week’s film is Fatih Akin’s award-winning Gegen die Wand, a powerful story of love, obsession and self-destruction set in the Turkish-German community.
When Cahit reluctantly agrees to enter into a marriage of convenience with Sibel who is desperate to escape the control of her strict Turkish parents, he doesn’t expect to fall in love with her and he doesn’t anticipate the tragic course of events his feelings for his ‘wife’ will trigger.
Set in Hamburg and Istanbul, Akin once again captures the hopes, dreams and struggles of people living in modern multi-cultural societies.
Aston students can access the film through our VLE. It is available to Box of Broadcasts subscribers here.