Brudermord (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 12 April 2006 (France)
Two young Kurdish refugees, recently arrived in Germany struggle to make their way through the harshness of the occidental city. Their encounter with a gang of Turks will rapidly led them into an inevitable tragical spiral filled with death and revenge
Almost crossed over the line to a 9 or 10, but the villains were a bit too easy and one note, and coincidence a bit too key to the story-telling.
None-the-less, a moving, well shot, well acted portrait of the desperation of being a Kurd trying to earn a living in Germany.
A shy, inward young man travels west to meet his brother, and try to send money home to his family, only to find his brother is now a pimp, and they are both caught up in a blood feud with local Turk immigrants. At the same time, our main character tries to shelter and take care of a young Kurdish boy who has lost his parents, and traveled to Germany as an orphan.
Some of the violence is a little over-the-top, and you can feel your buttons being pushed now and then, but it’s always absorbing and involving.
Director: Yilmaz Arslan
Writer: Yilmaz Arslan
Stars: Xevat Gectan, Erdal Celik, Bulent Buyukasik
Country: Luxembourg | Germany | France
Language: Turkish | Kurdish | German
Release Date: 12 April 2006 (France)
Also Known As: Fratricide