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2,100 Ratings

The Edge of Heaven

Auf der anderen Seite

Directed by Fatih Akin
Germany, Turkey, 2007
Drama, Romance


A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father’s former girlfriend.

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The Edge of Heaven Directed by Fatih Akin

Critics reviews

Those expecting the punkish, masochistic energy of Head-On, with its car-crashing and wrist-cutting and club-hopping, may be a bit surprised by this new film’s more measured and contemplative tone. All the same, Akin’s keen intelligence, his sensitivity to cultural dislocation and his skill with actors are all still very much in evidence.
January 01, 2008
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[Akin’s] new film, The Edge of Heaven (the original title Auf der anderen Seite means ‘on the other side’), evokes a totally different character [than Head-On]: smartly constructed, complex, trying once again to play with many cards, but this time always under control. He wants to display severe cause-effect unravelling within a chaotic world in order, inevitably, to arouse emotion.
January 01, 2008
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