Friday, March 31, 2006

HEAD ON (2004)

Gegan die Wand
(English title: Head-On)

In German and Turkish.

Directed by Fatih Akin

I was going to start this post off with some lame lead in like "head on down to your local video store and rent this movie," but I'm not (damn!). Go see this one. It's intense and dark, gritty yet wonderous.

In my Top Ten of films released in the U.S. last year (2005).

Here's the

A nice article on the film from Sight & Sound.

And some reviews (courtesy of Metacritic).


Unknown said...

Looks great. i'll check it out while I'm straight kicking it at my new pad.

I'm a huge Almodovar fan and a big fan of Spanish cinema in general. It would be interesting to see how a French film compares.

ps. I'm a big fan of "kicking it" as well.

Anonymous said...

I saw this in my screenwriting course. Turkish/German? That guy is amazing! He's like a turkish Bobby D. I preferred the main girls sister. The one that managed the hotel. It is awesome!!!


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