Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven) (On the Other Side) Reviews
The filming is lovely. We get so many fine, and some techinical scenes here - the often moving camera is nice. This wonderful film is moving, gripping, emotional and cross-cultural just like "Gegen die Wand". It made a huge impact on me and it will make you think. This truly is it's number one power, and it hit me hard. It got me on the edge of my seat with it's amazing build up. In several ways it's much alike "Gegen die Wand" - that is the first film of this (coming) trilogy - but this one was even better for me.
Definitely a must see - man, I can't find anything that i did not like. That ending scene, whoa, it's beautiful even if you kind of know it's coming. This political, provoking, sad and very real film will stay with me, and i'm looking forward to it.
In the Edge of Heaven we are dealing with the second kind.
The director/writer Fatih Akin toke us through a journey of people traveled distance through the land and through their own souls, finding what was missing, a soul companion, a cause, a mother, a daughter and a self discovery.
The movie had the multi story telling method as we go alone and see the indirect and direct effect of how each character effected or got effected by the other in a very simple yet beautiful portray by the actors.
On the other hand the directed did not try to hide expressing the anger on some of the political issues that is hidden within the turkish society and government with regards to the kurdish people, we can since the love toward Turkey through the beautiful cinematography of istanbul and the town of
It is a film that will face you with some of the ugly truth that we come across in our life yet we try to escape, it will ask you to take a pause and think about how small we are but how larger than life our smallest thoughts or decision can be.
Great respect to Fatih Khan and I can't wait to check out his previous or future filmography.