CastAyse Romey (Yasemin), Uwe Bohm (Jan), Şener Şen (Vater Yusuf), Corinna Harfouch (Frau Rathjens), Michael Gwisdek (Vater Eggers), Nursel Köse (Emine) Release date5 May 1988 (1988-05-05) AwardsGerman Film Award for Best Feature Film, German Film Award for Best Young Actress ProducersHark Bohm, Claus Henning Voss Similar moviesHark Bohm directed Yasemin and Moritz - Dear Moritz
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. It was also entered into the 38th Berlin International Film Festival.
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.