The Resource Gegen die Wand : 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)

Gegen die Wand : 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
Gegen die Wand : Head-on
Title
Gegen die Wand
Title remainder
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
Head-on
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • tur
  • eng
  • 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, natürlich. 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 question and whose passion is ongoing
Awards note
Winner of 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
Credits note
Cinematographer, Rainer Klausmann; editor, Andrew Bird; music consultant, Klaus Maeck; musicians include Selim Sesler and his Orchestra, Idil Üner, Maceo Parker a 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])
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1961-
  • 1980-
  • 1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schwingel, Ralph
  • Schubert, Stefan
  • Akin, Fatih
  • Ünel, Birol
  • Kekilli, Sibel
  • Striebeck, Catrin
  • Kıraç, Güven
  • Cumbul, Meltem
  • Bavaria Film International (Firm)
  • Wüste Filmproduktion (Firm)
  • Corazón International (Firm)
  • Norddeutscher Rundfunk
  • Association relative à la télévision européenne
  • Strand Releasing (Firm)
Runtime
118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Prejudices
  • Turks
  • Germans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Germany
  • Turkey
Technique
live action
Label
Gegen die Wand : 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 2003
  • 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.)
Bar code
  • 31223122671077
  • 31223122671036
  • 31223122671051
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
av00062607
Publisher number
2411-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)61502723
System details
DVD; 16x9 letterbox
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Gegen die Wand : 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 2003
  • 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.)
Bar code
  • 31223122671077
  • 31223122671036
  • 31223122671051
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
av00062607
Publisher number
2411-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)61502723
System details
DVD; 16x9 letterbox
Video recording format
DVD

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