Director: Xavier Koller; Writer: Xavier Koller, Feride Çiçekoglu; Producer: Peter-Christian Fueter, Alfi Sinniger; Cinematographer: Elemér Ragályi; Editor: Daniel Gibel, Galip Iyitanir; Cast: Necmettin Çobanoglu, Nur Sürer, Emin Sivas, Erdinç Akbas, Yaman Okay, Yasar Güner, Hseyin Mete, Yaman Tarcan, Selahattin Firat, Meryem Çaki, Mustafa, Mehmet, Fatma, Sükran, Zeynep, Elif, Mayor Abbas Manis, Yasar Kutbay, Kutay Köktürk, Mehmet Sugan, Ali Demirbas, Hasan Dündar, Sevim Metin, Saadet Türköz, Semiha Dicleli, Erdal Merdan, Ihsan Karasubasi, Sebastiano Filocamo, Francesco Migliaccio, Konstantin Schmidt, Selahattin Kardag, Dietmar Schönherr, Mathias Gnädinger, Fritz Denoth, Theo Marti, Herbert Leiser, Andrea Zogg, Hansjörg Schneider, Nicolaï Mylanek, Liliana Heimberg, Jürgen Cziesla, Joseph Scheidegger, Albert Freuler, Teco Celio, René Peier, Mastrocinque
Summary: In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave their seven children in the care of the eldest and his parents; his father advises him to take one son to be educated in Europe, as economic insurance. The three set off for Istanbul, Milan, and Switzerland, stowing away on a ship. At Lake Como, they pay the rest of their money to unprincipled men who abandon them at an Alpine pass before a blizzard. Father and son are separated from Meryem. Will anyone reach the land of promise?