The Edge of Heaven

122 min. minutes | Rated NR

The Edge of Heaven stands on the verge of more than just the celestial. With one disingenuous foot in the "hyperlink" style of filmmaking--in which several seemingly disconnected plot threads are told out of time, only to conclude with an "a-ha!" finale that unites them--writer/director Fatih Aiken misleads the audience with the assumption of such a solution. His characters, meanwhile, search for and narrowly miss each other, keeping them on the edge of the kind of "heaven" found in closure as well. When the film ends, it's abrupt and unfinished, and ultimately induces a pang of recognition in the messy, bottomless, and cyclical condition of life.


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Film Credits
Fatih Akin
Nurgul Yesilcay, Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nursel Koese, Lars Rudolph, Andreas Thiel