Friday, June 26, 2015

The Edge of Heaven

A professor and Turkish immigrant living in Germany disapproves of the prostitute his widowed father has provided shelter for back home. When she is struck dead, a victim of the old man's violent temper, the professor sets out to find her daughter, another immigrant, though living illegally, who has struck up a passionate but precarious relationship with a university student. Fatih Akin's The Edge of Heaven is intelligent, understated, well acted, and powerful told through a series interconnected plot lines which make you realize how often similarly drafted films resort to gimmickry and easy resolutions.
*** 1/2 out of ****