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The brothers Celal (Kostja Ullmann), Sami (Kida Khodr Ramadan) and Mesut (Ekrem Bora aka Eko Fresh) have a problem: The bridal fashion business they inherited from their parents is hardly profitable. Meanwhile, they are even threatened with eviction, which could not only make them stand on the street soon, but could also make them lose the memory of their parents. Celal's last chance to pay the landlord the money is in the sand when he gambles away the last part of her inheritance at the casino. The brothers don't have much time left now to save the shop and their home. The fact that Celal has to take care of the baby of his ex Anna (Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen) now of all times, after she was hit by a car, doesn't suit the brothers at all. Especially since they change diapers and have no idea how to feed them. Soon the situation threatens to escalate finally into quarrels and chaos. Now the young men urgently need a saving idea - because otherwise their so far so firm family ties could finally break…
With "3 Turks and a Baby" director Sinan Akkuş ("Evet, I want") presents his second feature film work. The comedy filmed in Frankfurt and surroundings did not look very promising after the first trailer. Rather, the first excerpts promised rather flat gags and a less original story. Although the story is actually very predictable and only few own ideas are woven into the very conventional plot construct, the movie as a whole is much more charming and funny than the trailer would suggest. What is particularly positive is that Akkuş largely avoids the usual clichés that are all too often used in other German-Turkish culture clash comedies. Of course, the cultural roots of the three brothers already play a very important role. And the game with stereotypes and prejudices is not abandoned completely. But all of this is used in a pleasantly balanced dosage, so that the story is not completely superimposed.
That doesn't mean, however, that the comedy offers extremely subtle humor. Many of the gags are rather simple and sometimes it is a bit more brute. But Sinan Akkuş also spices up the deeper moments with enough charm to protect them from any threatening level low. The actors don't deliver any best performances in the chaotic hustle and bustle, but they are sympathetic enough to make this little flaw bearable, too. The scenery of Frankfurt once again offers a few really beautiful motifs in which this amusing city comedy can be perfectly embedded.
Small guest appearances by Christoph Maria Herbst, Robert Treutel (Bodo Bach) or Rainer Ewerrien ("Gods like us"), the high cuteness factor of Baby Clara or the very charming side story about Sami, Laura (Anna Böger) and a very special anti-aggression course raise the entertainment value of the comedy even higher. The whole thing may not be particularly original, profound and sophisticated. But the visit to Frankfurt's most chaotic men's WG is definitely fun. Anyone who likes to put good entertainment above the standard can experience 90 enjoyable minutes here, during which the highs and lows are more or less in balance. And the bottom line for that is clear: Worth seeing!
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