Just returned from a screening of the Golden Bear winning film Head On at Brown University. We enjoyed this movie much more the second time around as it was on a large screen and the acoustics in the room were excellent. Head On (2004- Gegen die Wand) was written and directed by Fatih Akin and stars Birol Unel and Sibel Kekilli. It surprises me (and makes me feel old) to discover that the writer/director is only 33 years old, 31 actually at the time of release. Wow. Seeing Head On again compels me to sing it's praises once more. I covered this film previously and gave you my two cents last fall. To re-visit this entry, please click here.
If you have not already, join Netflix and get this movie in your qeue, but watch it after the kids are in bed! Not for the squeamish! My favorite parts: Cahit gets out of jail, he's eating kebap with his only friend, who gives him seed money to start a new life.