THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
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
Country of Origin: Turkey / Germany
Sound Format: Dolby SRD
Running Time: 116 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In German, Turkish and English with English Subtitles