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R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Cahit (Birol Ünel) stumbles from bar to bar in Hamburg, Germany, lost in an alcoholic haze. The boozy Turkish immigrant crashes his car into a wall, which lands him in a mental institution. There he meets the suicidal Sibel (Sibel Kekilli). She convinces him to marry her, because otherwise her family will arrange her marriage to a Turkish man of their choosing. She proposes a deal to Cahit: She will cook and clean for him and they can see other people. Thus begins their strange romance.

Cast: Birol Ünel , Sibel Kekilli , Catrin Striebeck , Güven Kiraç , Meltem Cumbul , Cem Akin , Aysel Iscan , Demir Gökgöl

Director: Fatih Akin

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Head-On (2004)

Release Date: January 21st, 2005|2 hr. 2 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Sexy and intoxicating. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Fatih Akin is a filmmaker to be reckoned with. His characters grow and change in a stunning film that pulses with life. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite all its roiling melodrama, Head-On has its moments of sharply observed humor. show more

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