2011, Sat, Oct 22

Am Rand der Städte | Kentlerin kıyılarında

D: Aysun Bademsoy

Germany 2006, 83 min., German with Turkish subtitles

The outskirts of the coastal city of Mersin are dotted with settlements of an unusual nature for Turkey: large apartment blocks with parks, swimming pools and restaurants, but completely closed off from the surrounding area. They are mostly home to "Deutschländer" – Turks who have spent many years in Germany and have returned to their native country in the hope of living in luxury. However, many of them face the stark realization that there is no real going back ...

Discussion with director Aysun Bademsoy (German-language)