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DÜGÜN is an intimate and sensitive portrait of a cultural minority which has become the mainstream for many. In Duisburg Marxloh, the glory of the heavy industry has long since faded - today the children of the first Turkish "Gastarbeiter" establish a new industry of emotions. Everything revolves around the wedding business. DÜGÜN offers a deep insight into the emotional worlds of young couples and their families. We experience weddings as the search for happiness in a state of rootlessness and the longing for a sense of home in others.

Marcel Kolvenbach has been working as a freelance journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker since 1994 for various public broadcasters. He has traveled and worked extensively in countries all over the world, placing his film focus on the cohabitation of cultures.

Ayse Kalmaz gathered her first film experience working with Adolf Winkelmann for the video art project Fliegende Bilder at Dortmund University. In addition to working on various television and film documentaries, she also produces art and media projects which focus on the cohabitation of different cultures in society.
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2015
Directors Marcel Kolvenbach, Ayse Kalmaz
Screenplay Marcel Kolvenbach
Cinematography Marcel Kolvenbach
Producers Volker Schmidt-Sondermann, Andrea Haas-Blenske
Production Company IFAGE Filmproduktion/Wiesbaden, in co-production with WDR
Length 88 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, Hessische Filmförderung
German Distributor Real Fiction Filmverleih/Cologne

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