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fvc 21 ppr 2 - Truth Reality Love The Akin Jia Perspective...

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The Akin & Jia Perspective. By: Nandaputra Harsono 860475310 03.1.07
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Love is a common emotion that all humans feel. Many people take a shot at love and miss of the time. Movies that are made show that love can overcome any obstacles, and that love will bring happy conclusions. Although this is what people want, some directors stay away from the “hopeless romantic” viewpoints. They chose to go towards a realistic route and show that love does not always work, it has many obstacles and that not every story ends with “and they lived happily ever after.” Akin’s Head-On and Jia’s Shijie or The World , would be used as examples on how movie take the realistic, and almost extreme view on love. Fatih Akin utilizes the aspects of harsh reality in his movie Head-On . Akin’s film is about two people who no longer want to live and attempt suicide. The man in the story is Cahit Tomruk, and he is an alcoholic that tries to commit suicide by driving is car into wall. Cahit does not have the will to live because of his the death of his wife and is battle with drugs and alcohol. In addition, he is very poor and collects bottles as a job in a nightclub. The woman in the story is Sibel Guner, and she attempts suicide by slicing her wrists. She does not want to live anymore because of her parents’ strict Muslim beliefs. She meets Cahit in the hospital, and proposes her marriage plan because her parent will only let her marry a Turkish man. Cahit reluctantly agrees, and the two are simply roommates until one day Cahit gets jealous and kills a man. He is sent to jail and Sibel lives her live in Istanbul, where things take a turn for the worse. In the end to the two people are reunited, but they do not live happily ever after. The notion of love is prevalent Akin’s
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