Reise der Hoffnung / Journey of Hope (1990) DVD9
This film based on a true story about a Kurdish family.
The story is centered on a poor farmer in Turkey, and his family. He has received a postcard from a relative who emigrated to Switzerland, telling him that Switzerland is sort of a "paradise over the mountain". He is determined to go to Switzerland, to find a better life, at any cost. To this end, he sells his cattle, sheep, and land to get the money he needs for false passports and to pay the smugglers.
For Haydar, his wife, and young son (the remainder of the family is left behind), the journey of hope becomes one of despair. Unscrupulous smugglers cheat them of their money; immigration officials block their path at every step; and the snow-covered Italian-Swiss border presents an obstacle overwhelming in its primal magnitude.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:45:30 | 6.56 Gb + 3% rec
Language: mix: Turkish, German, Swiss German, Italian
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Portugues
Genre: Drama

Director: Xavier Koller
Cast: Necmettin Cobanoglu, Nur Surer, Emin Sivas
Country: Switzerland, Turkey, UK

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