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Yilmaz Arslan was born in Kazanli/Turkey in 1968 and emigrated to Germany in 1975. He founded the theater group "Summer-Winter" in 1988. His directorial debut Passages (Langer Gang, 1992) won Best First Film at San Sebastian and received a Silver Rose Prize in Bergamo and a nomination to the German Film Awards in 1993. His other award-winning films include: Yara, which premiered at Venice in 1998, Angst isst Seele auf (short) which also premiered at Venice in 2002, and Fratricide (Brudermord, 2005).