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by Su Turhan


Ayla is young, beautiful and self-confident. But she's also Turkish, a Muslim woman in Germany, who has had to fight against her conservative family to live the way she wants to. Though she's a beloved kindergarten teacher, her night job in a bar, along with her rejection of an arranged marriage, has poisoned her relationship with her father, who refuses to see her. Trying to mediate between the two is Hülya, Ayla's sister, who accepts the restrictions of her Turkish-Muslim world...

international title: Ayla
original title: Ayla
country: Germany
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Su Turhan
release date: DE 06/05/2010
screenplay: Su Turhan, Beatrice Dossi
cast: Pegah Ferydoni, Mehdi Moinzadeh, Timur Isik, Tuerkiz Talay, Saskia Vester, Sesede Terziyan
cinematography by: Florian Schilling
film editing: Horst Reiter
art director: Renate Schmaderer
music: Ali N. Askin
producer: Andreas Bareiss, Sven Burgemeister, Gloria Burkert
production: BurkertBareiss Development, TV-60 Filmproduktion, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, ARTE France, Goldkind Film
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), First Movie Program
distributor: Zorro Film
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