Die Fremde

Deutschland 2008-2010 Spielfilm

Summary

When we leave

"Stop dreaming!" says the mother to her twenty-five-year-old daughter Umay when she and her young son Cem appear at the door of her parents’ Berlin apartment. Umay has run away from an unhappy marriage in Istanbul and has returned to Berlin because she wants to lead her own life again. She knows that she’s expecting a lot from her parents and siblings but she hopes that their loving relationship will mean more to them than the pressure of social conventions.

But before long she realises that her family cannot simply ignore their deep-seated traditions and the situation could well break them. When the family decides to restore the family's reputation by returning Cem to his father, Umay once again begs for their help – but ends up breaking with them for good. Umay falls in love with Stipe and she and Cem begin a new life. Umay tries mend the relationship with her family, but doesn't realise that it's too late for reconciliation.

Feo Aladag: "Many German citizens of Turkish descent are – understandably – at odds with their identity. In Germany they feel Turkish and unwanted, and in Turkey they feel like Germans. Even in this section of society adultery is an exception – the worst catastrophe. In my opinion, one of the reasons for the current return to traditional values, particularly within a younger genera - tion, is social exclusion by the majority society. "Die Fremde" is not meant to be a representative portrait of a social group, nor is it a manual for life. Rather, the film seeks to bring to light one possibility, which, in this story, contains the real sense of hope."

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Script supervisor

Screenplay

Director of photography

Steadycam operator

Key grip

Production design

Property master

Stand-by props

Make-up artist

Costume design

Editing

Sound assistant

Synch sound

Stunt co-ordinator

Line producer

Production assistant

Post-production

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 15.07.2008 - 14.09.2008: Berlin, Istanbul, Kayseri
Duration:
3362 m, 123 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SR
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.09.2009, 119627, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 11.03.2010

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Die Fremde
  • Titelübersetzung When we leave
  • Titelübersetzung L'etrangére

Versions

Original

Duration:
3362 m, 123 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SR
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.09.2009, 119627, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 11.03.2010

Awards

Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 2011
  • Beste Hauptdarstellerin (ex aequo >Drei<)
  • Bester Schnitt
  • Beste Kamera
  • Bestes Drehbuch
  • Bestes Spielfilmdebut
  • Bester Spielfilm
Kommunales Kino Esslingen 2011
  • Goldene Zwiebel, Beste Darstellerin
  • Goldene Zwiebel, Bestes Debüt
Premiers Plans Film Festival, Angers 2011
  • Puplikumspreis
Diva 2011
  • Regieleistung des Jahres 2010
  • Deutscher Entertainment Preis
Europaparlament Brüssel 2010
  • LUX-Filmpreis
IFF Gent 2010
  • Großer Preis, Bester Film
Filmfest München 2010
  • Bernhard Wicki Filmpreis, Darstellerpreis
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2010
  • Beste Kamera, Kinospielfilm
Tribeca Film Festival, New York 2010
  • Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Jurypreis
Deutscher Filmpreis 2010
  • Lola, Beste Darstellerin
  • Lola in Bronze, Bester Spielfilm
Video Champion 2010
  • Video Champion Artist Award
Cologne Conference 2010
  • Deutscher Casting-Preis
Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, Kanada 2010
  • Beste Darstellerin
Victoria Film Festival, Kanada 2010
  • Bester Film
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, USA 2010
  • Bester Film
DEFA-Stiftung 2010
  • Preis zur Förderung des künstlerischen Nachwuchses
São Paulo International Film Festival 2010
  • Bester Film
Panorama of European Cinema, Athen 2010
  • International Jury Award
Calgary International Film Festival, Kanada 2010
  • Bester internationaler Spielfilm
Kirchliches Filmfestival Recklinghausen 2010
  • Bester Film
Créteil Womens Film Festival, Frankreich 2010
  • Puplikumspreis
New Faces Award 2010
  • Bester Debütfilm
FBW 2009
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll