2011, Fri, Oct 21

40 qm Deutschland | 40 metrekare Almanya

D: Tevfik Başer

40 qm Deutschland | 40 metrekare Almanya

40 qm Deutschland | 40 metrekare Almanya

West Germany 1985/86, 77 min., Turkish with German subtitles

This was one of the first films by a director of Turkish extraction in Germany. Young Turna is looking forward to her new life when her husband takes her from her village in Turkey to Hamburg. But he restricts her to the forty square meters of their apartment – to protect her from what he perceives as an immoral environment. Turna lives on the verge of a breakdown and it is only after the death of her husband that she gets the chance to discover the realities around her. A claustrophobic portrait of life in a strange country.