Directed by: Sohrab Shahid Saless
Production Year: 1975 Country: Germany Length: 91 minutes
This restored version of 1975 film by Sohrab Shahid Sales follows the life of a Turkish immigrant in West Germany. Husseyin comes to West Berlin from Turkey, climbs the stairs of the subway stations, looks uncertainly and yet curiously at the facades of the buildings. But the new environment despises him, gives him no home between monotonous work at a punch press, stairwell nosiness and everyday racisms. The only moments of solidarity he finds are in the midst of his Kreuzberg apartment community. Sohrab Shahid Saless’ first film shot in Germany gives insight into the condition of a person who leaves his home and is condemned to remain a seeker. The film allows us to sense a social climate in Germany whose after-effects are still visible today.