Turkish Films


DVDs in Turkish

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul
Director: Fatih Akin
Introduces the viewer to the diversity and uniqueness of the historic and recent expressions of musical creativity in the heart of Istanbul. In German and Turkish with English subtitles. 90 min.
Call number: DVD ML 345 .T88 I88 2006


Films with Turkish Cultural Content

Head-On / Gegen die Wand
Director: Fatih Akin
A melodrama of a Turkish man and woman living in Germany, torn between two cultures, tradition and modernity, survival and death. German and Turkish. 118 min.
Call number: DVD head

In July / Im Juli
Director: Fatih Akin
Daniel, a young teacher, decides to spend his summer at home in Hamburg. At the local flea market, he meets Juli, who is immediately attracted to him, a fact to which Daniel seems oblivious. On the same day, Daniel meets Melek, a young Turkish girl, with whom he is immediately smitten. Ignoring his earlier plans, he sets out in pursuit of her across the Balkans. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, who just happens to be Juli. In German with English Subtitles. 96 min.
Call number: DVD inju

Monsieur Ibrahim
Director: François Dupeyron
An elderly Turkish Muslim grocer befriends a lonely teenage Jewish boy in a working class section of Paris.
Call number: DVD mons