head-on

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head-on

adjective contrary to in direct opposition, convergence in direct opposition, crash, encounter, impact, meeting, percussion, striking together, sudden contact, viilent contact
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This polysemous implantation of English at the anti-climax of Gegen die Wand inaugurates a kind of interlanguage "ring parable" in Akin's films--among English, German, and Turkish--disrupting the bilateral "dialogue of cultures" model that prevails in political discourse on immigration in Germany.
In this film, the intimate cohabitation of languages--German, Turkish, and English--broadens the trilingual resolution of Gegen die Wand into a sustained conceptual commitment.
Whereas Gegen die Wand had staged global English as a blunt and defamiliarizing implantation in the film's closing scenes, Auf der anderen Seite allows interlingual variations on global English to play a more subtly ecological role.