Film still from Almanya. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from Almanya. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.


Goethe-Institut NZ German Film Series
  • Sun 28 Jul 2019
  • 4—5:45PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated M

An analysis of the integration of Turkish culture in Germany follows the story of a family headed by patriarch Hussein, who emigrated to Germany in the '60s.

A Turkish family living in Germany struggles with the concept of "home" after their grandfather announces plans to move the entire clan back to their native country. Feeling out of place among his German classmates, six-year-old Cenk Yilmaz finds his spirits lifted when his cousin tells him the story of their grandfather Hüseyin - a Turkish laborer who arrived in Germany as a "guest worker" in the 1960s, and later brought over his entire family. After living in Germany for decades, the immigrant family has planted large roots there. Then one night, Hüseyin drops a bombshell: he's purchased a home in Turkey, and he plans on moving the entire family back "home." 

DE, 2011, 95 min., Dir. Yasemin Samderelli

English subtitled

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