Journey of Hope (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Journey of Hope (1991)

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Xavier Koller's fact-based drama chronicles the hardships suffered by a family of Turkish farmers who sell all of their worldly possessions in order to fund an escape to the greener pastures of Switzerland. En route, they fall prey to a group of smugglers, who direct them to access Switzerland via an illegal and dangerous mountain pass.

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Nur Sürer
as Meryen
Emin Sivas
as Mehmet Ali
Yaman Okay
as Turkmen
Yasar Güner
as Haci Baba
Selahattin Firat
as Grandfather
Meryem Çaki
as Grandmother
Abbas Manis
as Villager
Mehmet Sugan
as Musician at Semah
Ali Demirbas
as Ekrem Kavur
Sevim Metin
as Ayse Gumus
Yasar Gner
as Haci Baba
Saadet Turkoz
as Mercan Kavur
Erdal Merdan
as Aldemir
Selahattin Kardag
as Ben Mohammed
Mathias Gnädinger
as Truckdriver Ramser
Theo Marti
as Padrutt
Herbert Leiser
as Schweizer
Andrea Zogg
as Christen
Nicolay Mylanek
as Hotel Clerk
Liliana Heimberg
as Dr. Zita Roth
Jurgen Cziesla
as Car Driver
Albert Freuler
as State Attorney
Teco Celio
as Custom Officer
Meryen Caki
as Grandmother
René Peier
as Truck Driver
Mastrocinque
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Journey of Hope

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

This surprise winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar centers on a poor Turkish couple looking for work in Swizerland

February 20, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

Celebrates the courage and the hope of these refugees who are shamefully treated by both those who prey upon them and those who are quick to close doors on ethnic outsiders

July 12, 2003 | Full Review…
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