Shortcut to Istanbul
(So schnell geht es nach Istanbul)
A story about an encounter between a young Turkish guest worker living in West Berlin and an East Berlin girl, a few days after the Wall is opened.
Filled with helplessness, insecurity and comedy, this film is a parable about the relationship between East and West Germans, and between Germans and foreigners, as they slowly try to learn to understand each other.
Based on the short story "Romeo" by Jurek Becker.
This student film by the acclaimed German filmmaker Andreas Dresen is included as a special feature on the DVD of Dresen's feature film debut Silent Country.
1991 - Grand Prix Poitiers (France)
1991 - Prize of the Signators of the Oberhausen Manifesto
1992 - Prix Europe