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Berlin in Berlin

D: Sinan Çetin

Turkey/West Germany 1993, 99 min., Turkish and German with German subtitles

A parody of “problem films” such as "40qm Deutschland": A German lives on just 4 square meters of Turkey in Berlin. He has accidentally killed a Turkish man during an argument and hides in the widow’s wardrobe, of all places. Turkish hospitality forbids the family from taking revenge and somehow, despite his fear and their mutual incomprehension, he begins to assimilate himself into his Tukish surroundings. An exciting mix of genres, from thriller through melodrama to comedy.