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FINE DAY, A (SCHÖNE TAG, DER)

FINE DAY, A

A Fine Day is, after the films Geschwister and Dealer, the third part in a trilogy about the living conditions of Turkish youth growing up in Germany.

Deniz is 21-years-old, lives in Berlin, works as a dubbing speaker and wants to become an actress. A Fine Day describes a long, labyrinth-like day in the life of Deniz. A day in which she experiences everything that takes place around her with a feverish intensity. The separation from her boyfriend Jan, her relationship to her family, her work, the promise of a new friendship and summer in the city.

A Fine Day is the story of a young woman's search for happiness, her feelings and her ideas about love.


Thomas Arslan was born in 1962 in Braunschweig and spent four years during his schooling in Ankara/Turkey. He studied Germanics and History in Munich and Film at the German Film & Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. He has been working as a writer and filmmaker since 1992. His films include MACH DIE MUSIK LEISER (1994), the trilogy, GESCHWISTER (1996), DEALER (1998) and A FINE DAY (DER SCHÖNE TAG, 2000), IM SCHATTEN (2009), GOLD (2013), and BRIGHT NIGHTS (HELLE NÄCHTE, 2017).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Thomas Arslan
Screenplay Thomas Arslan
Cinematography Michael Wiesweg
Bettina Blickwede
Saul William, Morton Feldman, Selda Kaya, shape:mod
Ulrika Andersson
Cast Elke Schmitte, Hafize Uener, Florian Stetter, Bilge Binguel, Serpil Turhan, Selda Kaya, Hanns Zischler
Producers Thomas Arslan, Martin Hagemann
Production Company zero fiction film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF, Pickpocket Filmproduktion/Berlin
Length 74 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German/Turkish
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2001 (Forum), Vienna Festival 2001, Pesaro 2001, Karlovy Vary 2001, Montreal 2001, Vancouver 2001, Athens Panorama 2001, Ghent 2001, Ljubljana 2001, Pusan 2001, London Turkish Film Festival 2001, Rotterdam 2002
German Distributor Peripher Filmverleih/Berlin

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