The Edge of Heaven

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  • Location: Film Club, Nambour Civic Centre, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Director: Fatih Akin
Cast:  Baki Davrak, Nursel Kose, Nurgul Yesilcay, Hanna Schygulla

Winner of The Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, The Edge of Heaven is Fatih Akin's fifth feature.  Recently nominated as the German entry for Best Foreign Film Academy Awards 2008, this film is sure to engage and enthral audiences.

Retired widower Ali, a Turkish immigrant living in the German city of Breman, believes to have found a solution to his loneliness as he meets Turkey-born prostitute Yeter[2].

He offers her a monthly payment to quit whoring and move in. After receiving threats from two radical Islamic Turkish thugs, she decides to accept his offer. His son Nejat, a professor of German literature, initially disapproves of Ali's choice of Yeter as a live-in girlfriend. However, he grows fond of her when he discovers that she sends money back home to Turkey for her daughter's college education.

Following an unexpected tragedy, a college professor, Nejat, travels from Hamburg to Istanbul to find Ayten, the Turkish daughter of his father's friend who he wants to help financially.  Unbeknownst to him, Ayten had travelled to Hamburg searching for her mother.  Nejat learns later that she was deported from Germany for her activism and has since become a political prisoner.  Ayten's German friend Lotte and her mother Susanne become entangled in the consequences.Susanne offers her a place to stay with her at Nejat's house.

Despite crossing paths several times throughout the film, neither Ayten's search for her mother nor Nejat's search for Ayten are ever resolved.
Following emotional moments with Susanne, Nejat journeys to reunite with his father, and the film ends with his wating on the shore for him to come back from fishing in the Black Sea. The open-ended conclusion leaves open the possibility that he would return to Istanbul to find Ayten staying in his own home - but also that some new chance event would again prevent his finding her

Title:     The Edge of Heaven
Rating:   M
Country:   Germany/Turkey

Friday 18th July No Screening
Saturday 19th July 6.45pm
Sunday 20th July 4.30pm

Adults $12.00; Conc $9.00; Members/Child $8.50

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Nambour Civic Centre (Maroochy Venues)
Centenary Square, Currie Street, Nambour
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