Coverart for item
The Resource Head-on, Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin, (videorecording)

Head-on, Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin, (videorecording)

Label
Head-on
Title
Head-on
Statement of responsibility
Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin
Title variation
Gegen die Wand
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • tur
  • eng
  • ger
  • tur
  • ger
Summary
Cahit Tomruk is in his forties, a rock 'n' rolling boozer with a purposeless, dead-end job. Sibel Güner desperately wants to escape her conservative Turkish family. Both are German-born Turks equally ill at ease in either culture; seeking a new life, and a morality that will withstand the constant shuttling between codes. They marry--a marriage of convenience. Eventually his nihilism and her promiscuity lead to violence and jail for him, and scandal and possible death for her. She goes into hiding in Istanbul and after he gets out, he goes to Turkey to find her. This dark and vibrant story reflects the unstable moods of Turks in Germany, a half assimilated, half-alien population whose future is a quest and whose passion is ongoing
Member of
Awards note
Won, Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI Prize: Fatih Akin, Berlin International Film Festival 2004 ; also winner of Outstanding Feature Film: Stefan Schubert Ralph Schwingel; Outstanding Individual Achievement Actor: Birol Ünel; Outstanding Individual Achievement Actress: Sibel Kekilli; Outstanding Individual Achievement Cinematography: Rainer Klausmann; Outstanding Individual Achievement Direction: Fatih Akin, Deutscher Filmpreis 2004.
Cataloging source
CUZ
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Gegen die Wand (Motion picture)
Credits note
Cinematographer, Rainer Klausmann ; editor, Andrew Bird ; music consultant, Klaus Maeck ; musicians include Selim Sesler und Orchester, Idil Üner, Maceo Parker und band, Aytun Ede, and Fanfare Ciocarlia
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R, for strong graphic sexuality, pervasive language, some brutal violence & drug content
Language note
In Turkish and German with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.G44 2005
PerformerNote
Birol Ünel (Cahit), Sibel Kekilli (Sibel), Catrin Striebeck (Maren), Güven Kiraç (Seref), Meltem Cumbul (Selma [cousine])
Runtime
118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign films
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Prejudices
  • Turks
  • Germans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • German language films
  • Turkish language films
  • World films
  • Germany
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Head-on, Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a German motion picture in 2004
  • Special features: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Hinter der Wand: Frontbericht eines Praktikanten = Head-on: report of an intern [making-of featurette] (30 min.); Deleted scenes (19 min.); Outtakes (13 min.); Other Strand titles [previews] (7 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Proposal -- Father's blessing -- Wedding -- Open marriage -- Turkish delight -- Husband and wife -- Family honour -- Istanbul -- Looking to score -- Meeting again -- Credits
Control code
ocm61502723
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Letterbox version.
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
712267241125
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
#2411-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61502723
  • (Sirsi) o61502723
  • (Sirsi) o61502723
  • (OCoLC)61502723
  • (Sirsi) b14499514
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Head-on, Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a German motion picture in 2004
  • Special features: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Hinter der Wand: Frontbericht eines Praktikanten = Head-on: report of an intern [making-of featurette] (30 min.); Deleted scenes (19 min.); Outtakes (13 min.); Other Strand titles [previews] (7 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Proposal -- Father's blessing -- Wedding -- Open marriage -- Turkish delight -- Husband and wife -- Family honour -- Istanbul -- Looking to score -- Meeting again -- Credits
Control code
ocm61502723
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Letterbox version.
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
712267241125
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
#2411-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61502723
  • (Sirsi) o61502723
  • (Sirsi) o61502723
  • (OCoLC)61502723
  • (Sirsi) b14499514
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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