Head-On [DVD] [2004]

  • SKU: 14475347
  • Release Date: 09/13/2005
  • Rating: NR
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Special Features

  • 16x9 letterbox version
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Deleted scenes
  • Making-of featurette
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Outtakes
  • German promo reel


German-born Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin writes and directs the drama Gegen die Wand (Head-On). Set in a working-class Hamburg neighborhood, the story follows two Turkish immigrants who get together in a marriage of convenience. Cahit Tomruk (Birol Ünel) is a heavy drinker and a fighter who crashes his car into a wall. While visiting his psychiatrist, Dr. Schiller (Hermann Lause), he meets fellow patient Sibel Guner (Sibel Kekilli). She's desperate to get away from her restrictive family, so she asks Cahit to marry her. Wanting to change his life anyway, Cahit agrees to the arrangement. After their wedding, Sibel celebrates her freedom by drinking, dancing, and having one-night stands. Meanwhile, Cahit carries on an intimate relationship with hair stylist Maren (Catrin Striebeck). Eventually, Cahit and Sibel learn to care for one another after a climactic trip to Istanbul. Head-On won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2004. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sibel Kekilli
    Sibel Kekilli - Sibel
  • Catrin Striebeck
    Catrin Striebeck - Maren
  • Meltem Cumbul
    Meltem Cumbul - Selma
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    Cem Akin - Yimaz Guner
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    Aysel Iscan - Birsen Guner

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding film


    Though not very well known, this film is outstanding in it's depiction of these characters and their struggle to find some bits of freedom and happiness in a very sad world. Searching all over to find this film, glad to finally search here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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