Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe


Hark Bohm (1988)


17-year-old Yasemin, a self-assured girl, cooly dismisses the attentions paid to her by 20-year-old Jan. But the student has really fallen for the dark, young beauty. His imaginative and witty approach at long last has its effect and he thinks he can see the beginning of a smile in Yasemin’s eyes. Yasemin is conscious of this wonderfully disturbing feeling of first love growing in her. But the stronger the feeling gets, the more she recognizes what up to now has only been a side-issue, that she is a Turkish daughter. Fearing for the honor of his daughter, her cheerful much-loved father turns into an unrecognizable tyrant. Yasemin cannot expect any help from any side, for the rooted-in-Germany Jan takes a long time to understand the whirl of contradictory emotions Yasemin has been drawn into. She will have to show great strength to break out of a seemingly hopeless situation. (Summary from German-cinema.de) 

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