A beautifully plotted multilayered drama, The Edge of Heaven confirms Akin as one of European cinema's brightest young talents. Ali decides to live with prostitute Yeter, despite the opposition of his son Nejat. Nejat soon warms to Yeter, especially when he discovers that she sends nearly all her money to her daughter, Ayten, in Turkey so she can continue her education. When tragic events threaten to tear father and son apart, Nejet travels to Istanbul to search for Ayten. Awarded the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes, Akin expertly blends the myriad storylines while moving freely between Turkish and German cultures.