Faraway cast: who's who in the German romcom

Faraway cast - Zeynep smiles at Josip as she holds a glass of wine
Who's in the cast of Faraway? (Image credit: Courtesy of Netflix)

Faraway is a German Netflix romcom which follows Zeynep Altin (Naomi Krauss) who has become exhausted with being overworked and under appreciated by her husband, teenage daughter and father. 

When her mother's funeral ends in chaos, Zeynep soon reaches the end of her tether and escapes Munich for the Croatian island cottage that belonged to her late mother in a bid to find herself again.

However, her hopes for a relaxing adventure is soon dampened when she discovers an islander living on the same plot of land — but could he be the unexpected answer to her happiness?

Let's meet the cast of Faraway...

Faraway cast: who's who in the German romcom

Naomi Krauss as Zeynep Altin

Zeynep sitting at a table surrounded by glasses and jugs

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Naomi Krauss plays the titular role of Zeynep Altin, a 49 year old woman with Croatian-Turkish roots, who has become unsatisfied with her life.

Fed up with being pushed to the limits by her husband, daughter and ageing father, she sets out on a journey of discovery to find her own happiness.

Following her mother's disastrous funeral, Zeynep escapes Munich and her pushy family for a peaceful adventure at her late mother's cottage in Croatia that was secretly bought years ago. However, she's in for a surprise when she discovers that an islander also lives on the same property.

Naomi is known for her roles in The International, 8 Uhr 28 and Lieb Mich!

Goran Bogdan as Josip Cega

Goran Bogdan as Josip Cega and Naomi Krauss as Zeynep Altin sitting on chairs and laughing

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Goran Bogdan stars as Josip Cega, a rugged islander who is the former owner of Zeynep's mother's cottage in Croatia. He still lives on the same plot of land which could cause problems for Zeynep's relaxing and soul seeking getaway. Or could Josip be the one to help Zeynep find happiness again?

Goran has previously starred in Fargo, Underneath, Father, Black Sun and Agape.

Adnan Maral as Ilyas Altin

Ilyas cooking with an unknown woman

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Adnan Maral is Ilyas Altin, Zeynep's husband. Zeynep reaches the end of her tether with Ilyas' unfaithfulness and escapes to Croatia to find herself.

Adnan is best known for his role in the German comedy Türkisch für Anfänger and has appeared in Fay Grim, The Hamburg Cell and Unknown

Bahar Balci as Fia Altin

Bahar Balci as Fia Altin and Naomi Krauss as Zeynep Altin

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Bahar Balci plays Fia Altin, Zeynep's teenage daughter.

Faraway is Bahar's first acting credit.

Who else stars in Faraway?

Also starring in Faraway are...

  • Davor Tomić as Drazen Cega
  • Artjom Gilz as Conrad

Faraway is available to watch on Netflix from Wednesday, March 8, 2023. 

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides, recaps and features for must-watch shows and delivers all the latest soap news and reactions. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.

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