When We Leave movie synopsis: What would you sacrifice for your family's love? Your values? Your freedom? Your life? German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Her family is trapped in their conventions, torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their community. Ultimately they decide to return Cem to his father in Turkey. To keep her son, Umay is forced to move again. She finds the inner strength to build a new life for herself and Cem, but her need for her family's love drives her to a series of ill-fated attempts at reconciliation. What Umay doesn't realize is just how deep the wounds are have gone and how dangerous her struggle for self-determination has become.
Die Fremde is a 2010 German drama film, produced, writeen and directed by Feo Aladag, which highlights the problem of honour killings by depicting the drama of a Turkish family living in Germany. The film won Best Narrative Feature at the 9th Tribeca Film Festival, Best Film at the 37th Ghent Film Festival, the European Parliament's Lux Prize, and has been selected as the German entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.