Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Fatih Akin's official German foreign language Oscar submission The Edge Of Heaven.

The film studies how the lives of four Turks and two Germans intersect through love and tragedy and stars Tuncel Kurtiz and Hanna Schygulla.

Strand co-president Jon Gerrans struck the deal with The Match Factory's managing director Michael Weber.

Strand previously released Akin's Head-On and Crossing The Bridge.

'We're thrilled to have Fatih's latest and am happy to continue our relationship with such a talented film-maker,' Gerrans said.

Strand's upcoming slate includes Andre Techine's The Witnesses, Berlinale hit Irina Palm starring Marianne Faithful and Bahman Ghobadi's Half Moon.