Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The title of this German film translates to Vatanyolu -The Journey Home. Like many films of the late 1980s, Vatanyolu dramatizes the trials and tribulations of foreigners living in contemporary West Germany -- in this instance, a Turkish laborer. Offered a great deal of money if he'll return to his old job in his native land, our hero finds that his family is dead-set against moving back. Despite the plotline's darker aspects, Vatanyolu-Die Heimreise is essentially a comedy. Whether or not its appeal will extend to American audiences is best left up to those audiences.
family, family-strife, moving, worker