Siblings - Kardeşler

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Original title Siblings - Kardeşler
Country of production Federal Republic of Germany
original language German
Publishing year 1997
length 82 minutes
Age rating FSK 6
Director Thomas Arslan
script Thomas Arslan
production Albert Kitzler
music DJ hype
camera Michael Wiesweg
cut Thomas Arslan,
Bettina Blickwede

Geschwister - Kardeşler is a German film by Thomas Arslan with Kool Savas from 1997. It is the first part of the filmmaker's “Berlin Trilogy”, which also includes the films Dealer (1999) and The Beautiful Day (2001). In his films, Arslan focuses on the life of young people of Turkish origin of the second and third generation in Berlin. The film was produced for the ZDF series Das kleine Fernsehspiel .


The film is about the siblings Erol, Ahmed and Leyla, who grow up with a Turkish father and a German mother in Berlin-Kreuzberg and still live in their parents' apartment. Erol has become a Turkish citizen, feels comfortable in the Turkish youth milieu and does not care about his future prospects. Ahmed and Leyla want to break out of the Turkish microcosm. The film is set primarily in the Kreuzberg neighborhood and shows the protagonists' activities and meetings with friends and acquaintances. They talk in the youth language common in Kreuzberg.


“The German-Turkish siblings Erol, Ahmed and Leyla live in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Director Arslan [...] accompanies her everyday life almost casually. He avoids the usual Turkish clichés and creates authentic portraits with a surprisingly entertaining ease. "

- Cinema

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. RP-Online : Siblings - Kardesler
  2. Siblings
  3. ^ Siblings - Kardeşler . Cinema. Retrieved March 27, 2009.