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Directed by Hark Bohm
Produced by Hark Bohm
Written by Hark Bohm
Starring Ayse Romey
Cinematography Slawomir Idziak
Edited by Moune Barius
Release date
  • 5 May 1988 (1988-05-05)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Yasemin is a 1988 German-language film directed by Hark Bohm. The international co-production of Turkey and West Germany was chosen as West Germany's official submission to the 61st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but didn't obtain a nomination.[1] It was also entered into the 38th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


West Germany, 1988. Yasemin and Jan are in the same judo club. Yasemin is a modern young Turkish woman. Jan is an old-fashioned womaniser. When his friends bet he cannot have Yasemin he sees this as a welcome challenge. He plays his best tricks on Yasemin who eventually takes to him because she is led to believe he was no macho but a really modern nice guy. That way she does play his heartstrings. He feels ashamed to have approached her just to impress his friends. Unfortunately this truth is eventually disclosed to her, and when it is, he is dismayed by the harm he has done. However, since this is a classic romantic movie, a happy end is inevitable after all.


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  1. ^ H. G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1988 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 

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