The Edge of Heaven (2008)

Edge of Heaven
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 2mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords prostitution, transformation
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hanna Schygulla Actor Susanne Staub 1 1000001
Tuncel Kurtiz Actor Ali Aksu 1 1000002
Baki Davrak Actor Nejat Aksu 1 1000003
Patrycia Ziolkowska Actor Lotte Staub 1 1000004
Nursel Köse Actor Yeter Ozturk 1 1000005
Nurgul Yesilcay Actor Ayten Ozturk 1 1000006
Gursoy Gemec Actor Petrol Station Owner 1 1000007
Cengiz Daner Actor Petrol Station Owner's Son 1 1000008
Idil Uner Actor Doctor 1 1000009
Erkan Can Actor Cousin Ufuk 1 1000010
Turgay Tanulku Actor Cem 1 1000011
Elcim Eroglu Actor Elcim 1 1000012
Nurten Guner Actor Nurten 1 1000013
Asuman Altinay Actor Turkan 1 1000014
Gokhan Kirac Actor Young Police Officer 1 1000015
Nejat Isler Actor Commissioner 1 1000016
Lars Rudolph Actor Mr. Obermuller 1 1000017
Ali Akdeniz Actor 1st May Protest Plainclothes Policeman 1 1000018
Nadire Irtel Actor Woman on Stairwell 1 1000019
Sevilay Demirci Actor Nurhan 1 1000020
Oznur Kula Actor Prisoner 1 1000021
Gokce Tuna Actor Prisoner 1 1000022
Michael Wolf Actor Border Official 1 1000023
Suleyman Kaplan Actor Arif 1 1000024
Stefanie Piehl Actor Police Traffic Patrol 1 1000025
Andreas Westphal Actor Police Traffic Patrol 1 1000026
Jorg Janicke Actor ASB 1 1000027
Annette Uhlenh Actor Judge 1 1000028
Andreas Thiel Actor Consulate Worker 1 1000029
Cigdem Goymen Actor Selen 1 1000030
Onder Cakar Actor Riza Bey 1 1000031
Salih Kaar Actor Turkish Street Kid 1 1000032
Omer Kaar Actor Turkish Street Kid 1 1000033
Mert Koc Actor Turkish Street Kid 1 1000034
Guven Kirac Actor Interrogator at Prison 1 1000035
Feridun Koc Actor Interrogator at Prison 1 1000036
Ilhan Huzmeli Actor Londra Barman 1 1000037
Faik Huzmeli Actor Londra Barman 1 1000038
Sule Nayir Actor Prison Warder 1 1000039
Yusuf Kaba Actor Flautist 1 1000040
Aliye Alioglu Actor Old Woman in Camburnu 1 1000041
Fatih Akin Director n/a 2 2000001
Andreas Thiel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Klaus Maeck Producer n/a 3 3000002
Fatih Akin Producer n/a 3 3000003
Erhan Ozogul Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Funda Odemis Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Ali Akdeniz Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Alberto Fanni Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Flaminio Zadra Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Paolo Colombo Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Fatih Akin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Andrea Bockelmann Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Eric Koyun Unit Production Manager (Turkey) 182 5000002
Onur Cakir Unit Production Manager (Turkey) 182 5000003
Christian Springer Line Producer n/a 161 5000004
Aksel Kamber Production Manager (Turkey) 305 5000005
Surk-Ki Schrade Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Nurhan Sekerci Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Seren Yuce Assistant Director (Turkey) 163 5000008
Tina Mersmann Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000009
Nergis Usta Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000010
Margaret Metz Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000011
Nevra Kocoglu Production Coordinator (Turkey) 162 5000012
Rainer Klausmann Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Olcay Oguz Director of Photography (Turkey) 120780 6000002
Herve Dieu Director of Photography (Germany) 120780 6000003
Ercan Yilmaz Steadicam Operator Steadicam(Turkey) 232 6000004
Gokhan Atilmis Photography (Kadikoy Shoot 1) 120835 6000005
Eyup Boz Photography (Kadikoy Shoot 2) 120835 6000006
Zekeriya Kurtulus Photography (Taksim Crew) 120835 6000007
Andrew Bird Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jeanette Wurl Editor Commissioning Editor(NDR) 172 7000002
Shantel Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Klaus Maeck Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Tamo Kunz Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sirma Bradley Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Seth Turner Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Monique Akin Casting n/a 179 10000001
Michael Gutmann Consultant Script Consultant 120784 12000001
Ayse Barim Production Consultant n/a 120897 12000002
Katrin Aschendorf Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Katrin Aschendorf Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Daniel Schroder Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Maike Heinlein Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Barbara Henninger Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000005
Ceylan Senbark Wardrobe (Turkey) 120823 13000006
Kai Luede Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Joerg Krieger Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Andreas Hildebrandt Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000003
Richard Borowski Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000004
Torsten Lemke Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
Yugel Guler Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Murat Alabay Production Accountant n/a 282 16000002
Ronnie Paul Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Peter Wiemker Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Synopsis
Retired widower Ali sees a solution to loneliness when he meets prostitute Yeter. Ali proposes to the fellow Turkish native to live with him in exchange for a monthly stipend. Ali's son Nejat, a university professor, seems disapproving about his boorish father's choice. But the young German man quickly grows fond of kind Yeter, especially upon discovering most of her hard-earned money is sent home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. The accidental death of Yeter distances father and son even more. Nejat travels to Istanbul to begin an organized search for Yeter's daughter, Ayten. He stays in Turkey and trades places with the owner of a German bookstore who goes home to Germany. What Nejat doesn't know is that 20-something political activist Ayten is already in Germany, having fled the Turkish police. Alone and penniless, Ayten is befriended by German student Lotte, who is immediately seduced by the young Turkish woman's charms and political situation. Lotte invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her mother Susanne. Ayten ends up arrested and confined for months while awaiting political asylum. When her plea is denied, Ayten is imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte decides to abandon everything to help Ayten. In Turkey, Lotte gets caught up in the frustrating bureaucracy of the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten. A chance bookstore meeting leads her to becoming Nejat's roommate. A tragic event brings Susanne to Istanbul to help fulfill her daughter's mission. Emotional moments spent with Susanne will inspire Nejat to seek out his estranged father, now residing on Turkey's Black Sea coast.