Head-On (Gegen die Wand) (2004)

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Released 15-Mar-2006
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Region 2 UK

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A sexually-explicit drama about second-generation Turkish immigrants in Germany, HEAD ON is an exploration of love and anguish in culturally-repressive worlds. Numbed by drugs, alcohol and a deep depression, Cahit drives his car into a wall. In the hospital he meets Sibel, a beautiful young Muslim girl who attempted suicide to escape from her conservative family. Bound by their shared heritage, and desperate to change their lives, Cahit and Sibel devise a plan to live together in a marriage of convenience. Having tasted freedom, Sibel begins a series of one-night-stands while Cahit continues an occasional fling with an ex-girlfriend. Gradually they begin to fall in love, until an explosion of jealousy sends Cahit to jail and Sibel to Turkey – both vowing eternal fidelity.
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Starring
Birol Ünel
Sibel Kekilli
Catrin Striebeck
Güven Kirac
Meltem Cumbul
Zarah McKenzie
Stefan Gebelhoff
Francesco Fiannaca
Mona Mur
Ralph Misske
Philipp Baltus
Hermann Lause
Karin Niwiger
Directed by
Fatih Akin
Music
Lisa Carbon
Marc Chung
Andrew Eldritch
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Layer
Drama 2004 117:00 (Case: 121) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen 1.85:1, NOT 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Outtakes, Deleted Scenes, Featurette-What is an Osman? - Documentary, Featurette-Making Of-And Interview With Fatih Akin (Director), Theatrical Trailer
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