Fatih Akın’s second major film is a road movie that takes its protagonists across Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe from Germany to Turkey, as the naive, lovestruck Daniel goes in search of Melek, a woman he met at a party and is convinced is ‘the one’. The film explores the myths and fantasies associated with Easternness and Turkishness in Germany, and its style often mirrors this fantastic, even intoxicated quality of Daniel’s travels and desires for Melek.

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