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Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
"Lola + Bilidikid" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  11 March 1999 (Germany)
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17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gandi Mukli ...
Lola
Baki Davrak ...
Murat
Erdal Yildiz ...
Bilidikid
Inge Keller ...
Ute
Michael Gerber ...
Friedrich
Murat Yilmaz ...
Iskender
Hasan Ali Mete ...
Osman
Hakan Tandogan ...
Fatma Souad
Cihangir Gümüstürkmen ...
Lale Lokum
Celal Perk ...
Sehrazat
Mesut Ozdemir ...
Kalipso
Ulrich Simontowitz ...
Man in Tiergarten
Willi Herren ...
Rudy
Mario Irrek ...
Hendryk
Jan Andres ...
Walter
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17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose his virginity (in a heterosexual manner) and thus causes Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets Lola, who has some things to tell about him. He also meets Bilidikid, Lolas man, who thinks that Murat might have thrown an eye on Lola. But the truth about Lola, Murat and his family is far worse that anyone could have expected. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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A great success, almost a masterpiece!
29 October 2003 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews



Lola Und Bilidikid is a great success in terms of cinematography and storytelling; and dealing a little more with the friendship/relationship of Murat and the German boy, it could have very well been a masterpiece.

There's enough trouble between the Turks, at least the ultra-traditional Turks, and Germans in Germany. And watching this movie, you see how it gets a million times worse when one or more of the parties involved belong to an extraordinary walk of life in addition to being sided.

In fact this movie features quite a few stories at once, but doesn't lose the viewer since they're all related in some way, or the director has successfully managed to make them somehow related without losing out the plot. All the relationships, especially the one between Murat and his revolting brother Osman, and the one between the German gay guy and Iskender, are really well put. And the tiniest detail on the movie isn't missed. Even the little scene with the hooker is well done.

If you're a Hollywood enthusiast, leave this movie aside. You'll think it's sick and boring. But if you like good movies made with some feelings and culture rather than expensive effects, and those dealing with tender social issues, then you'll absolutely love it! It's only for those who can take heavy stuff, and have a good taste on cinema.

9/10 for Lola Und Bilidikid.


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