About the film
Journey of Hope
Release Date: August 01, 1990
|Production Companies||:||Channel Four Films, Eurimages, Condor Films, Antea Cinematografica, Schweizer Fernsehen (FS), Catpics, Cinerent Filmequipment Service AG, Cineverde, Dewe Hellthaler, Département Fédéral de l'Intérieur, TSR, SRF|
|Producers||:||Alfi Sinniger, Peter-Christian Fueter|
|Writers||:||Xavier Koller, Feride Çiçekoğlu|
In a village in eastern Turkey, tales of the economic success of Turks in Switzerland inspire Haydar to convince his wife Meryem that they must go. He sells their livestock and small plot of land in exchange for passage for two. He wants to leave their seven children in the care of the eldest and his parents; his father advises him to take one son to be educated in Europe, as economic insurance. The three set off for Istanbul, Milan, and Switzerland, stowing away on a ship. At Lake Como, they pay the rest of their money to unprincipled men who abandon them at an Alpine pass before a blizzard. Father and son are separated from Meryem. Will anyone reach the land of promise?