The Choice (EN)
Turkish people are a part of Germany. They also deal with same daily challenges, solve educational problems of children, struggling to find jobs cause of the bad market situation, deal with relationship problems, getting involved in discussions about mobbing at workplaces, buy houses or apartments, celebrate a goal in a soccer match and visit probably a pub after the match – just like Germans do. So, is it right, to assume, the immigrants who came more then 57 years ago to Germany are fitted in Germany and their culture? Is this the reality or are the prejudices more strong?
Filmed in center of “Ruhrgebiet”, in the city of Gelsenkirchen, the movie is based on real experiences and tells about Betül and Can, a young German-Turkish couple whose relationship is suddenly being put to the test.
Betül is a self-confident, beautiful young lady, has success in her profession. Since her childhood she has dreamed of taking a part in a beauty contest. Mother has died, when she was very little, that’s why she is daddy’s princess and they they have a strong daughter-father- relationship.
Can, her boyfriend, want to make career as a professional boxer. He seems super confident among friends, but often confused if he hears some contrary opinions. His family is conservative, his father is strict, mother more caring. One day Betül is receiving the final confirmation letter for the beauty contest, this moment changes everything. Can, who is feeling pressured from his family and friends, is putting pressure on his girlfriend Betül. Who will turn out as the winner, real love or all of the prejudices?
„Die Wahl” (The Choice) illuminates prejudices on the base of a beauty contest and provokes with the theme. With a dramatic and tragicomic style “Die Wahl” shows the conflicts of German-Turks and finally the hope to find the right choice.