7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Head-On (Gegen die Wand)
Cahit, in a neck brace after driving his car into a wall, is more than a little surprised when a beautiful Turkish-German woman, Sibel, proposes marriage--especially considering they met through their mutual desire to commit suicide. Cahit's Turkish blood is enough to satisfy Sibel's overbearing family and the two begin an unlikely marriage of convenience that has the even more unlikely consequence of making them want to live. This uncompromising drama won numerous awards including Best Film and Best Director at the European and Berlin film awards. "Raw, powerful, extraordinary... a love story of surprisingly epic proportions!"--Newsweek
Director: Fatih Akin, Germany, 2004, 121 min., German and Turkish with English subtitles
17th Annual International Studies Film Series, Spring 2017: "Navigating National Identities in the Global Era, Part III" Sponsors: The German Studies Minor, the History/Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology departments, and the International Studies Program. For information on the International Studies major or minor, visit: http://www.ship.edu/ISM/.
More details about International Studies Film Series (John L. Grove Hall GRH101 on April 26, 2017)