When We Leave

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Release Date:

  • March 18, 2011 - Limited

DVD: June 7, 2011

1h 59m | Drama

German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Her family is trapped in their conventions, torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their community. They believe Cem should be returned to his father in Turkey.

To keep her son, Umay is forced to move again. She finds the inner strength to build a new life for herself and Cem, but her need for her family's love drives her to a series of ill-fated attempts at reconciliation. What Umay doesn't realize is just how deep the wounds are and how dangerous her struggle for self-determination has become.

Director: Feo Aladag
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Feo Aladag, Züli Aladag
Cast: Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Florian Lukas
Writer(s): Feo Aladag
Official Site: www.whenweleave.com

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