The Edge of Heaven - Film

Faith Akin, the critically acclaimed director, was born in Germany to Turkish parents in 1973, and his best work explores these double origins. The Edge of Heaven 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, 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 multicultural powder keg. A.O. Scott of The New York Times says, the film “has a cumulative power, both intellectual and the end, you know the characters in it so well that you can’t believe you’ve seen the movie only once, yet on a second viewing it seems completely new.” (2007, 116 min, in German and Turkish w/ English subtitles