WHEN WE LEAVE

DIE FREMDE

By Feo ALADAG

GLOBAL SCREEN - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2009

Umay, a young woman of Turkish descent, fights for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.
GERMANY'S OSCAR ENTRY FOR 2011

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2010
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, TURKISH
    • Duration
    • 119 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Feo ALADAG
    • Writer(s)
    • Feo ALADAG
    • EIDR 10.5240/BEB8-D390-70D4-647E-EEB1-R
    • Producer(s)
    • Feo ALADAG (Independent Artists Filmproduktion), Züli ALADAG (Independent Artists Filmproduktion)
    • Synopsis
    • Twenty-five year old Umay flees with her young son, Cem (5), from her husband in Istanbul back to her home city of Berlin. She wants Cem to grow up in a loving environment and hopes for her family’s support. But trapped in convention and convinced that Umay is bringing shame upon them, her parents and brothers withhold their support. Torn between their affection for their own daughter and sister and a system of archaic rules, they struggle with a seemingly unresolvable situation until Umay leaves her family. With hope in her heart and a good deal of strength and endurance, Umay builds a new life for Cem and herself. Unable to cut those strongest of bonds, family ties, she makes repeated attempts to reconcile. But Umay’s struggle for self-determination unleashes a deadly chain of events.
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