TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS
6 people. 2 cultures. 1 appartment.
The life of 16-year-old Lena Schneider loses its moorings when her mother Doris falls in love with the Turkish criminal inspector Metin Öztürk and decides to move in with him.
From an earlier relationship, Metin brings a daughter, Yagmur, into the patchwork family. She must now share a bedroom with Lena and, not least because of her strict Muslim upbringing, she keeps carrying on hair-raising verbal tournaments with the temperamental and politically absolutely incorrect Lena. As if this weren't enough, there's another stress factor called Cem. Metin's 17-year-old son feels totally obligated to the Turkish tradition, which means he's responsible for his new step-sister. Obviously, he regularly infuriates Lena with his views. But when the two aren't arguing for a change, they realize that they really do like each other more than reason would seem to dictate.
This roller-coaster ride of emotions won the prestigious Grimme Award for pre-prime-time series. Family chaos is cultivated and mutual prejudices are so skillfully interwoven that laughter is guaranteed.