Liebe, D‑Mark und Tod

A film by Cem Kaya. In German Turkish and English with German suntitles.

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The German Federal Republic’s 1961 recruit­ment agree­ment with Turkey not only brought “guest workers” to Germany but also their music. Cem Kaya’s den­se docu­men­ta­ry film essay is a tuto­ri­al in Turkish-German recent histo­ry that tells a tale of assem­bly line jobs, home­sick­ness and fami­ly reuni­fi­ca­ti­on, the bazaar in the ele­va­ted rail­way sta­ti­on at Berlin’s Bülowstraße, xeno­pho­bia and racism, the wist­ful songs of the ear­ly years and the hip-hop of the post-reuni­fi­ca­ti­on peri­od. These are the sto­ries shared by musi­ci­ans begin­ning with Metin Türköz and Yüksel Özkasap, to the psy­che­de­lic Derdiyoklar and the chart-top­ping rap­per Muhabbet. Their music has evol­ved a long way from that of German bands and has always deve­lo­ped out of the Turkish com­mu­ni­ty and its desi­res. This is the world of Radio Yilmaz, various music cas­set­te labels, pro­test rocker Cem Karaca’s German exi­le, and wed­ding bands that also sing in Kurdish and Arabic to meet the deman­ds of the mar­ket. Extensive archi­val rese­arch and an inte­rest in Turkish popu­lar cul­tu­re are recur­ring the­mes in Cem Kaya’s work. With Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm, he has crea­ted a rhyth­mic and vivid­ly nar­ra­ted cine­ma­tic ency­clo­pa­edia of Turkish music in Germany.

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Aşk, Mark ve Ölüm
DE 2022, 96 Min., Türkisch, Deutsch, Englisch OmU
Regie: Cem Kaya
Buch Cem Kaya, Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Koautor*in Ufuk Cam
Kamera: Cem Kaya, Mahmoud Belakhel, Julius Dommer, Christian Kochmann
Schnitt: Cem Kaya
mit İsmet Topçu, Ömer Boral, Yüksel Ergin, İhsan Ergin, Metin Türköz, Adnan Türköz, Yüksel Özkasap, Cevdet Yıldırım, Ercan Demirel, Cavidan Ünal, Ata Canani, Cem Karaca, Betin Güneş, Aykut Şahin, Fehiman Uğurdemir, Cengiz Öztunç, Dede Deli, Mustafa Çetinol, Erdal Karayağız, İzzet Nihat Yarsaloğlu, Hatay Engin, Yasin Kıran, Aytaç Kıran, Serdar Saydan, Serkan Kaynarcalı, Rüştü Elmas, Mustafa Deniz, Oktay Vural, Orhan Amuroğlu, Ümit Gücüyener, Sultan Korkmaz, Bekir Karaoğlan, Ümit Çağlar, Ali Ekber Aydoğan, Killa Hakan, Kabus Kerim, Derya Yıldırım, Tümay Koyuncuoğlu, Rossi Pennino, Kutlu Yurtseven, Erci E., Alper Ağa, Boe B., Tahir Çevik, Volkan Türeli, Nellie, Muhabbet, Aziza A., İmran Ayata, Bülent Kullukcu, Ibrahim Ertalay, Ilkay Kökel, Mehmet Yozgut

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