The result was that many festivals refused to show it on grounds of child pornography.
Young Ayten is a member of a Turkish communist group, forcing her to flee to Germany where she takes up with Lotte, a college professor.
Certainly shocking for its time.
In a scene of disturbing sexual content, the couple are having sex unaware of the fact that captain Gerd Wiesler is listening to everything in their bugged apartment.
On his third birthday, he receives a drum which he uses to cause disruption and havoc.
The costumes and makeup of Brooks adds in large part to this overtly sexual mood; thick black lipstick and that iconic short bob.