Coverart for item
The Resource Head-on : Gegen die Wand, Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin, (videorecording)

Head-on : Gegen die Wand, Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin, (videorecording)

Label
Head-on : Gegen die Wand
Title
Head-on
Title remainder
Gegen die Wand
Statement of responsibility
Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin
Title variation
  • Head-on
  • Gegen die Wand
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • tur
  • eng
  • ger
Summary
Cahit Tomruk is in his forties, a rock 'n' rolling boozer with a purposeless, dead-end job. Sibel Güner desperately wants to escape her conservative Turkish family. Both are German-born Turks equally ill at ease in either culture; seeking a new life, and a morality that will withstand the constant shuttling between codes. They marry--a marriage of convenience, natürlich. Eventually his nihilism and her promiscuity lead to violence and jail for him, and scandal and possible death for her. She goes into hiding in Istanbul and after he gets out, he goes to Turkey to find her. This dark and vibrant story reflects the unstable moods of Turks in Germany, a half assimilated, half-alien population whose future is a quest and whose passion is ongoing
Awards note
Won, Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI Prize: Fatih Akin, Berlin International Film Festival 2004 ; also winner of Outstanding Feature Film: Stefan Schubert Ralph Schwingel; Outstanding Individual Achievement Actor: Birol Ünel; Outstanding Individual Achievement Actress: Sibel Kekilli; Outstanding Individual Achievement Cinematography: Rainer Klausmann; Outstanding Individual Achievement Direction: Fatih Akin, Deutscher Filmpreis 2004.
Cataloging source
CUZ
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Head-on (2004)
Credits note
Bildgestaltung [cinematographer], Rainer Klausmann ; schnitt [editor], Andrew Bird ; musikberatung [music consultant], Klaus Maeck ; musicians include Selim Sesler und Orchester, Idil Üner, Maceo Parker und band, Aytun Ede, and Fanfare Ciocarlia
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: Rated R, for strong graphic sexuality, pervasive language, some brutal violence & drug content
  • USA: R rating, UK 18
Language note
In Turkish and German with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.G44 2005
PerformerNote
Birol Ünel (Cahit), Sibel Kekilli (Sibel), Catrin Striebeck (Maren), Güven Kiraç (Seref), Meltem Cumbul (Selma [cousine])
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1961-
  • 1980-
  • 1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schwingel, Ralph
  • Schubert, Stefan
  • Akin, Fatih
  • Ünel, Birol
  • Kekilli, Sibel
  • Striebeck, Catrin
  • Kıraç, Güven
  • Cumbul, Meltem
  • Bavaria Film International (Firm)
  • Wüste Filmproduktion (Firm)
  • Corazón International (Firm)
  • Norddeutscher Rundfunk
  • Association relative à la télévision européenne
  • Strand Releasing (Firm)
  • Strand Releasing Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
118
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Prejudices
  • Turks
  • Germans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Germany
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Head-on : Gegen die Wand, Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a German motion picture in 2003
  • Special features: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Hinter der Wand: Frontbericht eines Praktikanten = Head-on: report of an intern [making-of featurette] (30 min.); Deleted scenes (19 min.); Outtakes (13 min.); Other Strand titles [previews] (7 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Proposal -- Father's blessing -- Wedding -- Open marriage -- Turkish delight -- Husband and wife -- Family honour -- Istanbul -- Looking to score -- Meeting again -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
712267241125
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm61502723
  • 5333487
System details
DVD; 16X9 letterbox
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Head-on : Gegen die Wand, Bavaria Film International ; Wüste Filmproduktion ; in co-produktion mit Corazón International ; und NDR in Zusammenarbeit mit Arte ; produzenten, Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert ; buch und regie, Fatih Akin, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally produced as a German motion picture in 2003
  • Special features: Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Hinter der Wand: Frontbericht eines Praktikanten = Head-on: report of an intern [making-of featurette] (30 min.); Deleted scenes (19 min.); Outtakes (13 min.); Other Strand titles [previews] (7 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening -- Proposal -- Father's blessing -- Wedding -- Open marriage -- Turkish delight -- Husband and wife -- Family honour -- Istanbul -- Looking to score -- Meeting again -- Credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (118 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
712267241125
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm61502723
  • 5333487
System details
DVD; 16X9 letterbox
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

  • Ancaster BranchBorrow it
    300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, ON, L9G 2B9, CA
    43.225349 -79.977038
  • Barton BranchBorrow it
    571 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2Z4, CA
    43.257992 -79.841346
  • Binbrook BranchBorrow it
    2641 Highway 56, Binbrook, ON, L0R 1C0, CA
    43.121724 -79.803511
  • Carlisle BranchBorrow it
    1496 Centre Road, Carlisle, ON, L0R 1H0, CA
    43.395598 -79.982511
  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8N 4E4, CA
    43.258935 -79.870521
  • Concession BranchBorrow it
    565 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON, L8V 1A8, CA
    43.241069 -79.851250
  • Dundas BranchBorrow it
    18 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, ON, L9H 2S2, CA
    43.265479 -79.954975
  • Freelton BranchBorrow it
    1803 Brock Road, Freelton, ON, L0R 1K0, CA
    43.398402 -80.038763
  • Greensville BranchBorrow it
    59 Kirby Avenue, Greensville, ON, L9H 4H6, CA
    43.275224 -79.996368
  • Kenilworth BranchBorrow it
    103 Kenilworth Avenue North, Hamilton, ON, L8H 4R6, CA
    43.251271 -79.805267
  • Locke BranchBorrow it
    285 Locke Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4C2, CA
    43.251831 -79.886973
  • Lynden BranchBorrow it
    110 Lynden Road, Lynden, ON, L0R 1T0, CA
    43.236664 -80.146986
  • Mount Hope BranchBorrow it
    3027 Homestead Drive, RR1, Mount Hope, ON, L0R 1W0, CA
    43.160722 -79.912362
  • Red Hill BranchBorrow it
    695 Queenston Road, Hamilton, ON, L8G 1A1, CA
    43.230167 -79.771706
  • Saltfleet BranchBorrow it
    131 Gray Road, Stoney Creek, ON, L8G 3V3, CA
    43.221886 -79.745569
  • Sherwood BranchBorrow it
    467 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton, ON, L8T 3T3, CA
  • Stoney Creek BranchBorrow it
    777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5J4, CA
    43.212540 -79.691614
  • Terryberry BranchBorrow it
    100 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1W1, CA
    43.230427 -79.886902
  • Turner Park BranchBorrow it
    352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, ON, L9B 1C2, CA
    43.198467 -79.878628
  • Valley Park BranchBorrow it
    970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek, ON, L8J 1Y2, CA
    43.193003 -79.798164
  • Waterdown BranchBorrow it
    163 Dundas Street East, Waterdown, ON, L0R 2H0, CA
    43.323629 -79.904798
  • Westdale BranchBorrow it
    955 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1K9, CA
    43.262565 -79.903520
Processing Feedback ...