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When We Leave

Umay flees a toxic marriage in Istanbul and takes her young son with her to Berlin. There, her conservative family rejects her return...

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When We Leave

Die Fremde Drama

German-born Umay flees a toxic marriage in Istanbul and takes her young son with her to Berlin. There, her conservative family rejects her return and she escapes again to protect her son. This is Umay’s journey of self-determination against all odds.

Details

  • Feo Aladag
  • Sibel Kekilli
    Derya Alabora
    Settar Tanriögen
    Nizam Schiller
    Tamer Yigit
    Serhad Can
    Almila Bagriacik
    Florian Lukas
  • Germany
  • German
    Turkish
  • 114 Mins
  • 2010

Accolades

German Film Critics Association Awards, 2010

Best Film

German Film Awards, 2010

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Tribeca Film Festival, 2010

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature, Jury Award

German Film Critics Association Awards, 2011

Best Actress

Trivia

Germany's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011.