Journey of Hope (Reise der Hoffnung) 31 years old

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?


Journey of Hope Cast

Name Character
Dietmar Schönherr He was 64, 88 years old when he died as Massimo
Mathias Gnädinger He was 49, 74 years old when he died as Truckdriver Ramser
Andrea Zogg He was 32, now 64 years old as Christen
Yaman Okay He was 39, 42 years old when he died as Türkmen
Nur Sürer She was 36, now 68 years old as Meryem
Emin Sivas as Mehmet Ali

Journey of Hope Crew

Name Department
Kathrin Brunner as Art Direction. Art
Elemér Ragályi as Director of Photography. He was 51 (now 83) years old Camera
Xavier Koller as Director. He was 46 (now 78) years old Directing
Xavier Koller as Writer. He was 46 (now 78) years old Writing
Alfi Sinniger as Producer. He was 41 (now 73) years old Production
Andreas Schneider as Foley. He was 129 (69) years old when He died Sound
Peter-Christian Fueter as Producer. He was 48 (now 80) years old Production
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Journey of Hope (31 years)

  • Release day: Friday, September 28, 1990
  • Runtime: 110 minutes