Written and directed by Fatih Akın, the film stars Birol Unel and Sibel Kekilli in a story about a boozy Turkish guy meeting a suicidal Turkish girl in a mental institution and marrying her to liberate her from the clasp of her conservative family. They make a deal for her to cook and clean for him in an open marriage environment, which turns out to be something totally different.
Arte, Bavaria Film International
2004 Golden Bear (Fatih Akin)
2004 European Film Award for Best Film
2004 German Film Award for Best Feature Film (Wüste Filmproduktion)
2005 Goya Award for Best European Film (Fatih Akin)
2004 German Film Award for Best Leading Actress (Sibel Kekilli)
2004 German Film Award for Best Direction (Fatih Akin)
2004 German Film Award for Best Cinematography
2004 German Film Award for Best Leading Actor (Birol Unel)
2004 Bambi - Shooting Star (Sibel Kekilli)
2004 European Film Awards Audience Award (Fatih Akin)
2006 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film (Fatih Akin)
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