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When We Leave

Synopsis

A wife and mother fleeing a violent relationship find that not everyone believes in her new independence in this drama from Germany. Umay (Sibel Kekilli) is a woman in her mid-twenties from Turkey whose husband, Kemal (Ufuk Bayraktar), is physically abusive to her and verbally lashes out at their young son, Cem (Nizam Schiller). Fearing for her safety and her child's future, Umay walks away from her marriage and leaves for Germany (where her family lives) with Cem in tow. Umay's mother, Halime (Derya...more

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