2.0 hrs
July 20, 2023 7:00 pm Thursday

During a dispute with his wife Burcu, Oray pronounces the Islamic divorce formula "talaq". The imam explains the consequences to him: Oray has to part with Burcu for three months. Oray uses the relationship break imposed on them to make a new start and moves to Cologne. Here he finds a job at a flea market and looks for a new community led by the young Imam Bilal. Oray soon begins preaching himself and is particularly popular with young parishioners, which arouses envy in Bilal. When Burcu pays her husband a surprise visit, they realize that the break has done them good. They still love each other. So he asks Bilal for advice. But he represents a stricter interpretation of Islamic law than the imam in his home community:

In an almost documentary style, director Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay tells how an individual works through the complex system of a religion and seeks human fulfillment between his belief in love and his love for faith.

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