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Oray strives to be a better person but struggles with his shady past. His dream of being a good Muslim and the perfect husband is suddenly shattered while arguing with his wife. Oray goes to Cologne, where he tries to rebuild his life in a new Muslim community. But he is constantly torn between his faith, everyday reality and identity.
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Drama, Love Story / Romance
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Screenplay Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Cinematography Christian Kochmann
Cast Zejhun Demirov, Deniz Orta, Cem Göktaş, Ferhat Keskin, Faris Yüzbaşıoğlu, Fırat Bariş Ar, Mikael Bajrami, Kais Setti
Producers Bastian Klügel, Claus Reichel
Co-Producer Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Production Company filmfaust, in co-production with Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Runtime 100 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
 German, Turkish, Romani
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2019, Istanbul 2019, Crossing Europe Linz 2019, Ankara 2019, Seattle 2019, Lecce 2019, Ankara 2019, Ulaanbaatar 2019, Valladolid 2019, Cork 2019, Goa 2019, CINEDAYS Festival of European Films 2019, Kerala 2019, Geneva 2019, Göteborg 2020, Angers 2020, Bengaluru 2020, Festival International du Film de Mons 2020
Awards Götz George Best Newcomer Award 2018, GWFF Best First Feature Award Berlinale 2019, Golden Olive Tree Cristina Soldano Award for Best Film 2019, Special Mention (Zejhun Demirov) Linz 2019, Best Director & Outstanding Lead Actor CINEDAYS 2019, Grand Jury Prize European Feature Films Angers 2020, Grand Prix, Best Acting Performance & Cineuropa Prize Mons 2020
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor déjà-vu FILM/Hamburg

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