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?
Hanna is a beautiful young German woman traveling to Israel to work with mentally handicapped adults and visit a Holocaust survivor. However, this isn't what it seems; it has been carefully planned to impress a board considering her for a position at a huge consulting firm. In other words, it looks good on the resumé. What she didn't plan for was Itay, the handsome young Israeli counselor who becomes her mentor. She also didn't plan on the elderly female survivor who sees through Hanna's motives and reveals some startling facts about Hanna's own past. A brief trip to establish some credentials for her prospective employers becomes a journey across cultures and into the very center of her own heart and mind. Even if everyone senses her motives may be false, they also sense an innate goodness deep inside her waiting to emerge.
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.
German singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Achim Reichel enjoyed a long and varied career that began during the beat boom of the '60s, when he founded the Rattles, and carried on well into the next millennium. Reichel began his music career in 1960, when he, as a singer/guitarist, formed the Rattles with bassist Herbert Hildebrandt in Hamburg. The band, along with the Lords, proved one of Germany's leading beat bands of the day, for instance touring England with the Rolling Stones in 1963 and touring Germany with the Beatles in 1966. …
Dem Hobbit Bilbo Beutlin wird die schwierige Aufgabe zuteil, das verlorene Zwergenkönigreich vom Einsamen Berg zurückzugewinnen, welches unter der Herrschaft des Drachen Smaug liegt. Um dieser Herausforderung entgegen zu treten, bekommt Bilbo vom Zauberer Gandalf dem Grauen eine Truppe von Zwergen unter der Führung des legendären Kriegers Thorin Eichenschild zur Seite gestellt. Unterwegs erwartet die Helden eine Reihe von Abenteuern und Gefahren, und nicht zuletzt die Begegnung mit einem Wesen namens Gollum, welches Bilbo in den Besitz eines besonderen Ringes mit magischen Kräften bringt.