From the director of the hit film HEAD-ON
Fatih Akin, the critically-acclaimed director of HEAD-ON, weaves overlapping tales of friendship and sexuality into a powerful narrative of universal love. Six characters are drawn together by circumstances-an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together. Akin’s piercing sense of the human condition and contemporary world events charge these hyperlinked stories into a multi-cultural powder keg.
Winner – Best Screenplay Award, Cannes Film Festival 2007.
Winner – Best Screenplay Award, European Film Awards 2007.
Winner – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing at the 2008 German Film Awards (LOLA)
Awards & Quotes
“EXTRAORDINARY!” – A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES“EXQUISITELY MYSTERIOUS!… LEAVES YOU BREATHLESS!… A FILM THAT DESERVES TO BE SEEN!”- Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL“LUMINOUS AND TANTALIZING!” – Karen Durbin, ELLE MAGAZINE“BEAUTIFUL!… CAPTIVATING!… ENRAPTURING!”- Carina Chocano, LOS ANGELES TIMES“SIMPLY DIVINE!” – TIME OUT NEW YORK“AN EPICAL MASTERPIECE!” – Andrew Sarris, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER“A-, POWERFUL!” – Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY“RIVETING!” – David Ansen, NEWSWEEK“FASCINATING!” – Jeffrey Lyons, NBC REEL TALK“MASTERLY!… ENTRANCING!” – David Edelstein, NEW YORK MAGAZINE“HAUNTING! POETIC!” – NEW YORK PRESS“HEAVEN SOARS!” – Andy Klein, LOS ANGELES CITYBEAT“A SMALL MASTERPIECE!” – Steve Dollar, NY SUN“COMES CLOSE TO PERFECTION” – Ann Hornaday, WASHINGTON POST“NEAR PERFECT!” – Steven Rea, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
- The Making Of THE EDGE OF HEAVEN Original Theatrical Trailer Widescreen Trailers from Other Films by Fatih Akin German & Turkish w/English Subtitles