Director: Fatih Akin; Writer: Fatih Akin; Producer: Ali Akdeniz, Fatih Akin, Paolo Colombo, Alberto Fanni, Nevra Koçoglu, Klaus Maeck, Funda Odemis, Erhan Ozogul, Christian Springer, Andreas Thiel, Jeanette Würl, Flaminio Zadra; Cinematographer: Rainer Klausmann; Editor: Andrew Bird; Cast: Baki Davrak, Gürsoy Gemec, Gengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse, Nurgül Yesilçay, Idil Üner, Erkan Can, Turgay Tanülkü, Elcim Eroglu, Nurten Güner, Asuman Altinay, Gökhan Kirac, Nejat Isler, Lars Rudolph, Ali Akdeniz, Nadire Irtel, Sevilay Demirci, Öznur Kula, Gokce Isil Tuna, Michael Wolf, Sileyman Kaplan, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Hanna Schygulla, Stefanie Piehl, Andreas Westphal, Jörg Jänicke, Annette Uhlen, Andreas Thiel, Cigdem Göymen, Onder Cakar, Salih Kaar, Ömer Kaar, Mert Koc, Güven Kiraç, Feridun Koc, Ilhan Hüzmeli, Faik Hüzmeli, Sule Nayir, Yusuf Kaba, Aliye Alioglu, Emre Cosar, Manu Mencía Calvo, Yelda Reynaud
Duration: 01:55:43; Aspect Ratio: 1.810:1; Hue: 59.232; Saturation: 0.063; Lightness: 0.264; Volume: 0.119; Cuts per Minute: 7.026; Words per Minute: 28.491
Summary: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey,where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten.