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Head-On(Gegen die Wand)

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Germany, Turkey
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2004

Rated R · 2h 1m

Director Fatih Akin
Starring Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Güven Kıraç
Genre Drama, Romance
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After driving into a wall Akin, a widowed alcoholic, finds himself in a psychiatric hospital. That's where he meets Sibel, and the two agree to get married and eventually fall in love. But their lives have never been simple, and neither is their love.

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Chicago Reader by

Director Faith Akin has skill and panache, and the lead actors are likable. But the film's high energy can't compensate for the muddled conception.
70

TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

Fatih Akin's surprisingly grisly feature spills more blood than both of Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films combined, which is strange when you consider that it's a love story.
80

The A.V. Club by Scott Tobias

A romantic comedy with jagged edges, Fatih Akin's exhilarating Head-On paves the road to love through miles of prickly thatch.

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