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Birol Ünel is a Actor Turquee born on 18 august 1961 at Mersin (Turquie)

Birol Ünel

Birol Ünel
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Nationality Turquie
Birth 18 august 1961 (58 years) at Mersin (Turquie)

Birol Ünel est un acteur turco-allemand, né le 18 août 1961 à Silifke en Turquie. Il est surtout connu pour son rôle de Cahit Tomruk dans le film Head-On de Fatih Akın, pour lequel il reçut plusieurs distinctions.


Né dans le sud de la Turquie, Birol Ünel émigre en Allemagne avec ses parents en 1968 à Brinkum, à côté de Brême. Il a fait ses études d'acteur au conservatoire d'Hanovre. Ünel a tout d'abord commencé dans des pièces de théâtre classique avant de participer à des épisodes de diverses séries télévisées (Le Clown, Tatort...) puis quelques films. Son rôle dans Head-On le révéla au grand public dans le monde entier.

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Filmography of Birol Ünel (14 films)

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Sleepless Night, 1h29
Directed by Frédéric Jardin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Adel Bencherif, Tomer Sisley, Julien Boisselier, Lizzie Brocheré, Birol Ünel, JoeyStarr
Roles Yilmaz
Rating66% 3.3433053.3433053.3433053.3433053.343305
Vincent, policier, dérobe un gros sac de cocaïne à des trafiquants, mais il est identifié au cours de l’opération. Les truands prennent alors son fils en otage. Vincent doit faire l’échange - son fils contre le sac - dans une immense boîte de nuit tenue par les bandits. La nuit qui commence sera la plus longue de sa vie et peut-être même la dernière.
Soul Kitchen, 1h39
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Birol Ünel, Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Udo Kier, Pheline Roggan, Wotan Wilke Möhring
Roles Shayn Weiss
Rating72% 3.648143.648143.648143.648143.64814
Zinos, a German of Greek descent, owns Soul Kitchen, a shabby, run-down restaurant providing working-class food in the Hamburg area, in an old warehouse space. The business is struggling financially, and tax inspectors ask Zinos for payments. Occasionally a punk rock band uses the restaurant as practice space, but never pays rental fees. An old sailor, Sokrates, continuously works on his boat at the warehouse, but is never able to pay the rent.
Beneath the Rooftops of Paris, 1h41
Directed by Hiner Saleem
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Michel Piccoli, Mylène Demongeot, Maurice Bénichou, Marie Kremer, Birol Ünel, Rudi Rosenberg
Roles Bruno
Rating68% 3.410663.410663.410663.410663.41066
Sous les toits de Paris, on est témoin « des départs qui déchirent les cœurs. » Il y a le départ d'Amar qui retourne au pays et que son voisin de misère, Marcel, ressent comme un abandon. Déjà, Marcel souffre du silence de son fils Vincent qui ne lui a pas rendu sa visite et, depuis, il ne parle qu'au répondeur téléphonique de celui-ci. Il y a eu, juste avant, le départ brutal de Bruno, un autre voisin de palier, mort d'une overdose au beau milieu du couloir et qui a laissé sa petite amie Julie désemparée. Heureusement, il reste à Marcel sa vieille amie de cœur Thérèse, serveuse au troquet du coin, la fidèle et bienveillante Thérèse qui lui offre un ventilateur, car sous les toits de Paris, la souffrance n'est pas que morale. Mais Thérèse, à son tour, va être mise à l'épreuve.
Transylvania, 1h43
Directed by Tony Gatlif
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Asia Argento, Amira Casar, Birol Ünel
Roles Tchangalo
Rating67% 3.395283.395283.395283.395283.39528
It's the story of Zingarina (Asia Argento), a rebel Italian girl who goes to Transylvania with her best friend Marie (Amira Casar) and a young interpreter, Luminita (Alexandra Beaujard) seeking for her enamoured one Milan Agustin (Morgan), who was been expelled from France, the country where they had known each other and fallen in love; but she knows he's a road-musician and works in a gipsy violinist Band.
Strangers (2007)
, 1h25
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Lubna Azabal, Mila Dekker, Abdallah El Akal, Birol Ünel
Rating68% 3.4410453.4410453.4410453.4410453.441045
Strangers opens in Berlin during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Rana Sweid (Lubna Azabal), a Palestinian from Ramallah currently living in Paris, meets Eyal Goldman (Liron Levo), an Israeli who grew up on a kibbutz, after they accidentally switch bags on a train. They eventually strike up a friendship and decide to watch the World Cup together. Their budding romance is cut short when Rana is mysteriously called back to France and asks Eyal to stop seeing her. Despite her request, he seeks her in France. They are then faced with the 2006 Lebanon War as Eyal is drafted by the Israel Defense Forces.
Robbery Alla Turca, 1h40
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Haluk Bilginer, Gülse Birsel, Birol Ünel, Yasemin Ergene, Fatih Akın, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan
Roles Pamir
Rating43% 2.1559352.1559352.1559352.1559352.155935
The authorities raid a millionaire's home and expopriate his properties, which include some paintings from the family heirloom. The paintings are taken to an exhibition centre where Seçkin, the designer brother of the millionaire's wife Binnur is set to have his fashion show. Two thieves from Germany, Pamir and Lokman arrive in Turkey with plans to steal the paintings. Meanwhile, a gangster Ekrem is released from prison and he seeks to get even with his ex-girlfriend Ceren, who is one of Seçkin's models.
Head-On (2004)
, 2h
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Meltem Cumbul, Hermann Lause, Demir Gökgöl, Mehmet Kurtuluş
Roles Cahit Tomruk
Rating78% 3.9484753.9484753.9484753.9484753.948475
Cahit Tomruk is a Turkish German in his 40s. He has given up on life after the death of his wife and seeks solace in cocaine and alcohol. One night, he intentionally drives his car head-on into a wall and barely survives. At the psychiatric clinic he is taken to, Sibel Güner, another Turkish German who has tried to commit suicide, approaches him. She asks Cahit to carry out a formal marriage with her so that she can break out of the strict rules of her conservative family. Cahit is initially turned off by the idea, but then he agrees to take part in the plan.
King of Thieves, 1h41
Directed by Ivan Fíla
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Lazar Ristovski, Katharina Thalbach, Oktay Özdemir, Paulus Manker, Birol Ünel, Anna Thalbach
Roles Birol
Rating70% 3.5344653.5344653.5344653.5344653.534465
Barbu (Jakov Kultiasov) is a young boy growing up in a remote area of Ukraine. He and his older sister Mimma (Julia Khanverdieva) perform circus acts for their village. Barbu and Mimma are sold by their parents to Caruso (Lazar Ristovski), a German circus master to supposedly become part of his circus act in Berlin.
Enemy at the Gates, 2h11
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris, Ron Perlman
Roles Politruk
Rating75% 3.799043.799043.799043.799043.79904
In 1942, Vasily Zaytsev (Jude Law), a shepherd from the Ural Mountains who is now a soldier in the Red Army, finds himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Forced into a suicidal charge by barrier troops against the invading Germans, he uses impressive marksmanship skills—taught to him at a young age by his grandfather—to save himself and commisar Danilov (Joseph Fiennes). Nikita Khrushchev (Bob Hoskins) arrives in Stalingrad to coordinate the city's defences and demands ideas to improve morale. Danilov, now a Senior Lieutenant, suggests that the people need figures to idolize and give them hope, and publishes tales of Vasily's exploits in the army's newspaper that paint him as a national hero and propaganda icon. Vasily is transferred to the sniper division, and he and Danilov become friends. They also both become romantically interested in Tania (Rachel Weisz), a citizen of Stalingrad who has become a Private in the local militia. Danilov has her transferred to an intelligence unit away from the battlefield.
In July
In July (2000)
, 1h35
Directed by Fatih Akın
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Moritz Bleibtreu, Branka Katić, Christiane Paul, Birol Ünel, Mehmet Kurtuluş, Fatih Akın
Roles Club Doyen
Rating76% 3.848233.848233.848233.848233.84823
At the beginning of his summer holiday, a somewhat naive trainee teacher Daniel (Moritz Bleibtreu) buys a ring from a stall run by a neighbor, the aspiring artist and street vendor Juli (in German, "Juli" would be not only the month July but also a common nickname for someone named "Julia"; Christiane Paul). The ring bears a Mayan sun symbol, which, according to Juli, has the power to lead him to the woman of his dreams, whom he will recognise by a similar sun symbol. As Juli has the ring's counterpart, and as she is in love with him, she invites Daniel to a party that evening, hoping that they will meet.
Unknown Friend, 1h23
Genres Drama
Actors Markus Böttcher, Inga Busch, Karoline Eichhorn, Sebastian Schipper, Birol Ünel, Lena Lauzemis
Roles Moritz
Rating55% 2.7726152.7726152.7726152.7726152.772615
Ellen, une jeune femme de trente ans, sort de cinq années de prison. Elle cherche à recontacter Katrin, sa meilleure amie, mais celle-ci la rejette. Que s'est-il passé cette nuit tragique il y a cinq ans, et que cherche exactement Ellen en refaisant le trajet qu'elles ont parcouru cinq ans auparavant ?