22.04. ‐ 27.04.2025
LFFI19_Zukunft deutscher Film_Oray_4


Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay

In the presence of the director Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay and the producer Claus Reichel.

Break-ins, drugs and an ubridled temper have brought young Oray into prison, where he engages closely with the Muslim religious teachings. His dedication to religionplays a big part in his re-socialisation back in freedom. But he has one problem left: hotheads always stay hotheads. In a fight with his wife Burcu, Oray has lost his tempter once more and speaks the triple talaq, the intention for divorce. A break that can only be initiated by the husband and that has different interpretations in Islam. The Imam of his congregation sets a break of three months to question his rash behaviour.


His conflict of beliefs drives Oray to desperation: will he let the rest of his life be decided by the Quran or will he follow the love of his life?

More information Lichter FilmfestLichter Filmfest

Direction Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Year D 2019
Duration 100 min
Language original language german
Production Bastian Klügel & Claus Reichel, ZDF/Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln & Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Cast Zejhun Demirov, Cem Göktaş, Deniz Orta, Faris Yüzbaşıoğlu, Mikael Bajrami
Camera Christian Kochmann
Script Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Sound Armin Badde

Presented by:

Hessian premiere

Future German Cinema