Türkisch für Anfänger (Turkish for Beginners)

Media: DVD
Author/Director: Bora Dagtekin
Language: German
Subtitles: English

Poor Lena Schneider (Josefine Preuß), her life is no picnic and it has left her disappointed and traumatized, thanks to her mother's permissive, hands-off parenting style. Now her mother (Anna Stieblich), a shrink and eternal teenager, has the nerve to send her on a vacation to Southeast Asia. But Lena's worst fears come true when 'Mr. Raging Hormones', Cem Öztürk (Elyas M'Barek), sits down next to her on the plane. Now German emancipation meets Turkish machismo. And just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse, their Boeing has to make an emergency landing out in open waters and Lena soon finds herself stranded on a deserted island with Cem, his deeply religious sister Yagmur (Pegah Ferydoni) and a stuttering Greek named Costa (Arnel Taci). While the young adults battle it out in the tropical paradise, Lena's mother, Doris, meets Metin Öztürk (Adnan Maral), Cem and Yagmur's dad, a poster boy for assimilation and integration, who's also looking for his children.

Note 1: This is a 2012 movie adaptation of a television series with the same name.  It is not the television series.

Note 2: The DVD in the MLTC library is a region 2 DVD that will not play in most DVD players sold in the US and Canada.  To play the DVD, you must either use a media player that ignores region codes (such as VLC media player), or you can view the movie via streaming with the button below:


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MTLC ID: 4138