The Edge of Heaven

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Fatih Akin, the critically-acclaimed director of HEAD-ON, weaves overlapping tales of friendship and sexuality into a powerful narrative of universal love. Six characters are drawn together by circumstances-an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together. Akin’s piercing sense of the human condition and contemporary world events charge these hyperlinked stories into a multi-cultural powder keg.

“The point at which a good director crosses the career bridge to become a substantial international talent is vividly clear in The Edge of Heaven, an utterly assured, profoundly moving fifth feature by Fatih Akin.” – Variety


Akin’s purpose, I think, is a simple one: He wants us to meet these people, know them, sympathize with them….I found them fascinating.
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

All too often, films about interconnected lives stumble under the weight of coincidences. Not The Edge of Heaven. Akin, who also scripted, is too savvy to let that happen.
– V.A. Musetto, New York Post

The Edge of Heaven is a film to be seen, savored and thoughtfully appreciated.
– Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

Cast & Crew


Fatih Akin


Fatih Akin


Fatih Akin
Klaus Maeck


Baki Davrak
Gürsoy Gemec
Cengiz Daner
Film Specs

Country of Origin: Turkey / Germany

Format: 35mm/1.85/Color

Sound Format: Dolby SRD

Running Time: 116 minutes

Genre: Drama

Rating: Not Rated

In German, Turkish and English with English Subtitles


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